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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Representations of real individuals that are intended to capture a known or supposed likeness.

Found in 154 Collections and/or Records:

Letters chiefly of Sir Walter Scott, and miscellaneous papers concerning him.

Identifier: MS.23141(i)-(ii)
Dates: 19th century-mid 20th century, undated.

Letters, engraved portraits, printed biographical notes, and other papers, chiefly of generals and admirals who served under Napoleon.

Identifier: MSS.9310-9315
Scope and Contents

The letters, which were collected for their autograph interest, are chiefly on army administrative matters, but a few concern military conditions and contemporary events.

Dates: 1779-1884.

Letters of Richard Baird Smith to his sister Helen, his wife Florence, daughter of Thomas De Quincey, and other members of the family., 1843-1861, undated.

Identifier: MS.10983
Scope and Contents The early letters describe the scenery and people of India and mention Richard Baird Smith’s work on canals and his part in the Sikh war of 1848. There is a long series of letters to his wife, written almost daily from December 1856 to March 1857, which give details of his activities and comment on current events while he was travelling from Delhi to Agra, Gwalior, Cawnpore and Roorkee. A second, more fragmentary, series covers the period December 1857-February 1858. Also included are a...
Dates: 1843-1861, undated.

Letters of Sir Walter Scott to Robert Southey, Charles Erskine and other correspondents., 1807-1830, undated.

Identifier: MS.15971
Scope and Contents

Also included are some lines from 'Glenfinlas' (not in Walter Scott's hand), a spurious memorandum purporting to be by Scott and two portraits.

Part of the letter to John Clarke Whitfeld was published by Sir Herbert J C Grierson in ‘The letters of Sir Walter Scott’, volume iii, page 194.

Dates: 1807-1830, undated.

Letters of various members of the Byron family, from Byron J to Byron, S; with letters of Ralph and Judith Milbanke-Noel to and concerning Lord Byron., 1788-1828.

Identifier: MS.43413
Scope and Contents Correspondence has been arranged alphabetically by correspondent surname.Letter of J F Byron to Lord Byron, 1813: folios 1-2;Letter of John Byron to James Watson, 1788, with a letter of Sir Charles Morgan (formerly Gould) probably to James Sykes concerning the debts of John Byron, 1790: folios 3-5;Letters of Hon. Richard Byron to Mr Carey and John Hanson, 1803, 1806 and undated: folios 6-11;Letter of Richard Byron to an unidentified recipient,...
Dates: 1788-1828.

Letters to John Murray, publishers, of correspondents with surnames and company names from Lee, S. to Leffingwell., 1808-1928.

Identifier: MS.40685
Scope and Contents All the letters are arranged alphabetically by correspondent and by date under each name.Lee, Sarah.Letters, 1828-1829, 1835 1838 and 1845-1846, to John Murray II and John Murray III. Folios 1-25.Lee, Sidney.Letters, 1895, 1897-1898, 1903, 1905-1906 and 1928, of and regarding Sir Sidney Lee to John Murray IV. Folios 26-43.Folio 39. Estimate, 1905, for expenditure and profits for a proposed work on Shakespeare of Sir Sidney...
Dates: 1808-1928.

Letters to John Murray, publishers, of correspondents with surnames from Huhn to Humboldt., 1815-1916.

Identifier: MS.40590
Scope and Contents All the letters are arranged alphabetically by correspondent and by date under each name.Huhn, Arthur Ernst von.Letter, ?1886, of an unknown correspondent possibly to Sir Theodore Martin regarding a translation of a work of Arthur Ernst von Huhn. Folios 1-2.Huish, Marcus Bourne.Letters, 1892, 1899-1900, 1902, 1904-1906 and undated, of Marcus Bourne Huish to John Murray III, John Murray IV and Alexander Henry Hallam Murray. Folios 3-31....
Dates: 1815-1916.

'Lives of the most eminent British painters, sculptors, and architects', by Allan Cunningham, various editions, (London, 1830-1839), 6 volumes, interleaved, with original letters to the author and others (1829-1837), copies of letters (1710-1830) and notes in the autograph of his son Francis, printed cuttings, and portraits.

Identifier: MSS.826-832
Scope and Contents

This material was collected by the author, Allan Cunningham, and his son with a view to a new edition. Loose papers have been pasted into the interleaved volumes or collected in a separate volume (MS.832).

Dates: 1710-1837.

Manuscript of a ‘Farewell address for Mrs Siddons’ by Sir Walter Scott., 1813.

Identifier: MS.23049
Scope and Contents

Includes portraits of Sir Walter Scott and Mary Siddons, and two leters; one of Sir Walter Scott, and one of Mary Siddons to James Gibson Craig.

Dates: 1813.

Manuscript of 'The Song of the Tower' by William Sydney Graham, a poem dedicated to Sven Berlin, with a pencil portrait of Graham by Berlin., 1946.

Identifier: MS.26020
Scope and Contents From the Series:

William Sydney Graham, who came from Greenock but spent much of his life in Cornwall, published several collections of poems between 1942 and 1977.

Dates: 1946.

Marjory Fleming papers.

Identifier: MSS.1096-1100

Material for a biography of Thomas Carlyle, part, at least, of which was collected by Frederick Martin., 1821-1877, undated.

Identifier: MS.2884
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows.(i) Letters of Mary Carlyle Aitken and others to Frederick Martin, regarding his biography of Thomas Carlyle, 1877. (Folio 1.)(ii) Poems, apparently in the early handwriting of Jane Welsh. (Folio 13.)(iii) Copies of correspondence, 1821-1856, chiefly of letters of Jane Welsh and Emerson to Thomas Carlyle. (Folio 18.) Some of the letters of Jane Welsh are copied from originals placed in MS.2883.(iv) Copies of letters...
Dates: 1821-1877, undated.

Microfilm of a volume, 1859, concerning the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the poet’s birth gathered by the Boston Burns Club; and, letters and poems, 1785-1867, of and concerning, Robert Burns gathered by Adam Sim of Coulter.

Identifier: Mf.Sec.MSS.1004
Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows: A volume, 1859, concerning the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the poet’s birth gathered by the Boston Burns Club (Acc.10847);

Letters and poems of, 1785-1867, and relating to, Robert Burns gathered by Adam Sim of Coulter; including letters of Allan Cunningham and of Robert Tannahil (MS.23150).

Dates: 1785-1867.