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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:

Portfolio of miscellaneous drawings, watercolours, and maps, many apparently by J K Rennie., 19th century.

Identifier: MS.19963
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: John Rennie was one of the distinguished group of Scottish engineers whose work contributed so much to the industrial and commercial development of the United Kingdom in the early 19th century. With the exception of roads, in which he appears not to have been interested, and steam engines, which he promised Watt not to build - though he frequently constructed the accompanying machinery - there was very little in the field of engineering that lay outside the range of his activities. This...
Dates: 19th century.

Portraits and photographs of members of the Dunlop family and its connections., 19th century-mid 20th century.

Identifier: MS.9304
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Much of the collection concerns William Dunlop, Principal of Glasgow University, his son Alexander, Professor of Greek at Glasgow, and his grandson John, Tide Surveyor at Greenock. The papers of William Dunlop include material on the colony of South Carolina, the Darien Scheme, and the affairs of the Church of Scotland, while those of Alexander chiefly concern the University of Glasgow. The collection also includes diaries and literary works of John Dunlop of Gairbraid, the temperance...
Dates: 19th century-mid 20th century.

Portraits, caricatures, and photographs of portraits of officers of the 51st (Highland) Division by Lieutenant Leonard J Smith.

Identifier: MS.10796
Scope and Contents

The drawings are in pencil, and there are also a few proofs of cards and posters designed by Leonard Smith.

Dates: 1915-1918.

Portraits drawn by Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe in pencil, ink and watercolours.

Identifier: MSS.19407-19408
Scope and Contents

The portraits have been cut out of larger sheets or sketchbooks and mounted in albums. Most of the sitters are unidentified. In accordance with Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe's practice (see ‘Letters from and to Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe’, volume i, pages 21, 40) the heads are completed in watercolours but the rest of the figure and any background are usually only sketched in pencil.

Dates: [Circa 1813].

Prints, chiefly cut from books, consisting of portraits, the decorated titles of maps, architectural subjects, and miscellaneous subjects, and apparently collected for their decorative qualities., 16th century.

Identifier: MS.2198
Scope and Contents From the Series:

The manuscripts of the Society of Antiquaries include the ‘Hawthornden Manuscripts’, MSS.2053-2067, the papers of William Drummond of Hawthornden and of his uncle, William Fowler.

Dates: 16th century.

'Recollections, Military, Naval, & Political, in connection with the latter part of the eighteenth century' by Colonel John Drinkwater, covering the years 1783-1797., [1797, or after.]

Identifier: MSS.1836-1842
Scope and Contents The text begins after the siege of Gibraltar (of which there is much discussion), and describes the writer's experiences at Gibraltar, 1787-1789 and later, in France (especially Toulon), 1791, in Elba and Corsica, 1793-1796, and at Naples, 1797, with intervals in England, to the battle of Cape St Vincent, 1797.Colonel Drinkwater apparently intended to publish at least the earlier part of these as a sequel to his ‘History of the late Siege of Gibraltar’ (London, 1785) (see...
Dates: [1797, or after.]

Reminiscences of Mary E Haldane’s early life and experiences., 1922-1925, undated.

Identifier: MS.20017 (Part 2)
Scope and Contents

The reminiscences are continued from MS.20017 (Part 1), folio 15.

A small quantity of papers found loosely enclosed in MSS.20015: ‘Birthday scripture text book’, and MS.20018: Notebook containing an account by Mrs Haldane of her ancestors and her early years, have been placed at the end (folio 399).

Dates: 1922-1925, undated.

Scrap-book, containing caricatures, some dated 1813, and other drawings, chiefly by John Gibson Lockhart, engravings, etchings, lithographs, etc., 1813-1857, undated.

Identifier: MS.1626
Scope and Contents The scrap-book includes the drawing of Fenella dancing before Charles II (? by Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe) (number 78), that of John Gibson Lockhart and others riding to Selkirk, 1823 (number 80), and the portrait of Charles Scott, 1820 (number 82), all reproduced in Andrew Lang’s ‘Life and Letters of ... Lockhart’, and a portrait of Tom Purdie, 1822 (number 79). The album also contains ‘Select Sonnets’ by George Huntly Gordon (printed, undated), with an autograph dedication by the author to...
Dates: 1813-1857, undated.

Sketchbook containing watercolours and pencil sketches by an unidentified artist, chiefly of Kentish scenes and buildings.

Identifier: MS.10280
Scope and Contents

There are also a number of portraits and studies of flowers. Two of the sketches are dated 1863 and most of the watercolours are titled. At the end of the volume several playing cards and a sheet of Chinese writing have been inserted.

Dates: 19th century.

Small collections of letters and papers., 1647-1862, undated.

Identifier: MS.2207
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows.(i) Miscellaneous papers, 1647-1781, consisting chiefly of letters and orders addressed to William Farquharson of Inverey by Middleton and others, in connection with the Royalist campaign in Scotland, 1647-1656. 'Archaeologia Scotia', volume v, appendix, page 57. (Folio 1.)(ii) Orders of General Monck relating to Sir Robert Campbell of Glenorchy and the McNabs, 1654-1655, with modern transcripts, and a chaplain's commission given to...
Dates: 1647-1862, undated.

Three glass photographic plates, with positive prints made from them., ?1856.

Identifier: MS.16419
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Correspondence of Thomas Graham is chiefly with his factor, Henry Burt, concerning his estate of Balgowan, but includes also some letters from eminent friends and acquaintances not included in MSS.3590-3645. There are also papers of Mrs M E Maxtone Graham concerning the publication of her book ‘The beautiful Mrs Graham’, and typescript material and correspondence concerning a projected book on Lord Lynedoch.

Dates: ?1856.

Two albums, titled 'Autographs and Portraits', and labelled 1 and 3, of a collection apparently formed by Thomas Thompson, Liverpool, to whom several of the letters are addressed, from about 1820 to about 1840.

Identifier: MSS.967-968
Scope and Contents

The autographs are of botanists, evangelical divines, and others, many being addressed to the Reverend Thomas Raffles, Liverpool, and to John Shepherd, Botanical Garden, Liverpool.

Dates: 1820-1840.

Typescript copies of letters, 1795-1797, of Mary Cecilia Gibson, daughter of Professor James Balfour of Pilrig and wife of William Gibson, of the Durie family, to her son Lewis in India.

Identifier: MS.3017
Scope and Contents The letters deal almost entirely with the affairs of the Gibson family and their relations (Balfours, etc.), but contain allusions to the state of trade and building in Edinburgh due to the war (folios 6, 10, 19). At folio 40a is a letter, 1794, of another son, John, merchant in Danzig, to his mother, describing the Polish rising of that year. The letters are illustrated by modern photographs of Pilrig House, Peggie's Mill at Cramond, family portraits, and Danzig. The volume containing them...
Dates: 1795-1797.

Typescript of "The family of Sir Walter Scott's brother Tom" by William Moncreiffe, apparently unpublished.

Identifier: MS.8789
Scope and Contents

Two unpublished letters, one of Sir Walter Scott to John Wilson Crocker and the other of Ann Scott to her granddaughter Jessie, are reproduced in the text. The volume also includes a pedigree, from which one leaf is missing, showing the descendants of Sir Walter and Thomas Scott, and portraits of Thomas Scott, his wife and his mother, as well as other family photographs.

Dates: [Circa 1932.]