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Scope Note: Reverent petitions made to God or another deity.

Found in 74 Collections and/or Records:

'Book of Common Prayer' (Oxford, 1686), with additional manuscript prayers, 1780.

Identifier: Acc.3407
Scope and Contents

Manuscript additions, 1780: at the beginning a list of the Committee appointed to compose the Liturgy, and at the end "A Prayer for persons under sentence of Death", and "A prayer for the afflicted in this time of Calamity for the prisoners and those that are condemned to Death".

Dates: 1686, 1780.

Book of devotions., 15th century.

Identifier: MS.7131
Scope and Contents The volume contains the Hours of the Cross in Latin at folio 2 and in Dutch at folio 75 verso, the Penitential Psalms in Latin at folio 106, the Litany in Latin at folio 117 verso, psalms and prayers with indulgences, a variety of prayers to Christ, the Virgin, and some of the saints, and other devotional exercises.There are large miniatures of the Crucifixion (folio 1 verso), St Anthony (folio 28 verso), the Annunciation (folio 80 verso), the Deposition from the Cross (folio 90...
Dates: 15th century.

Book of devotions in the form of the Seven Penitential Psalms, and other prayers and devotions, written during the early years of the pontificate of Pius VII.

Identifier: MS.21238
Scope and Contents

The seven penitential psalms begin on folio 2.

The Psalms and several of the prayers are written in Latin (Psalms 1 (51) and cxxix (130) are not written out in full), the rest of the prayers and all the rubrics are in Italian.

A scrap of paper inscribed 'Libriccino che fu di uso del Cardinal Duca d'Yorck' in a nineteenth-century hand is tipped in at the front of the volume (folio i).

Dates: 1800, 1824

Book of hours., 15th century.

Identifier: MS.5765
Scope and Contents Contains the following:(i) Hours of the Blessed Virgin Mary and of the Cross, according to the Use of Sarum (folio 1); (ii) Prayers, part of the Office of the Dead (apparently not of Sarum Use), psalms and suffrages of saints (folio 50); (iii) Penitential Psalms (folio 89); (iv) Psalms 132-134 (folio 99); (v) The Litany, which does not include any English saints (folio 102); (vi) 'Ave Maria' and the Creed (folio 111 verso); (vii) Fragment of a fourteenth-century glossed text of...
Dates: 15th century.

Book of hours according to the Use of Rome, written in France., [Circa 1500.]

Identifier: MS.1903
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows:(i) Hours of the Blessed Virgin Mary (folio 1);(ii) Hours of the Holy Cross (folio 51);(iii) Hours of the Holy Ghost (folio 54);(iv) Penitential Psalms (folio 57); Litany (folio 67);(v) Office of the Dead (folio 73); Sequences of the Gospels (folio 98); Eight Verses of St Bernard (folio 102);(vi) Prayers, 'Obsecro te' (folio 104) and 'O intemerata' (folio 108); 'Les sept ioies principales de...
Dates: [Circa 1500.]

Book of hours, according to the Use of Rome, written in northern France., Late 15th century.

Identifier: MS.6130
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows:(i) Calendar in French in red and black; added in black in a later hand at the end of March are Saints Dennis [sic], Patrick and Grizel, in English (folio 6);(ii) Hours of the Cross (folio 18);(iii) Hours of the Holy Ghost (folio 26);(iv) Hours of the Blessed Virgin Mary (folio 31);(v) Office of the Dead (folio 92);(vi) Penitential Psalms and Litany (folio 132);(vii) 'Obsecro te'...
Dates: Late 15th century.

Book of hours, according to the Use of Rouen., Late 15th century.

Identifier: MS.6131
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows.(i) Calendar in French in red and black. Entries in red include Saints Nicholas (9 May and 6 December) and Martial (3 July). (Folio 1.)(ii) Sequences of the Gospels. (Folio 10.)(iii) Passion according to St John. (Folio 13 verso.)(iv) Hours of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The whole of Sext, Nones, and Vespers, and much of the other offices is missing. It is probable that Lauds was followed by Matins and Lauds of the...
Dates: Late 15th century.

Book of hours, according to the Use of Sarum., 15th century.

Identifier: MS.3178
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows:(i) Calendar; later entries have been made as follows: Hyginus (12 January), Hilarius (13 January), Marcellinus (16 January), Anastasius (27 April), Felix (30 May), Stephanus (3 August), Calixtus (14 October), Linus (26 November) (folio 1);(ii) Hours of the Blessed Virgin Mary (folio 13);(iii) Penitential Psalms (folio 65); Fifteen Gradual Psalms (cues only for the first twelve) (folio 77 verso);(iv) Litany, followed...
Dates: 15th century.

Book of hours according to the Use of Tournai., 15th century.

Identifier: MS.7128
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows:(i) Prayers in Latin and Dutch in the female form (folio 1); (ii) Calendar, containing in red several saints from the Ghent area, such as Veerelt (4 January), Macharis (9 May), Amelberga (10 July), Bave (1 October) and Lievin (12 November) (folio 4); (iii) Hours of the Virgin (folio 16); (iv) Mass of the Virgin (folio 56); (v) Prayers to the Blessed Sacrament and to the Virgin (folio 61 verso); (vi) Penitential Psalms (folio 65); (vii) Litany and...
Dates: 15th century.

Book of hours according to the Use of Utrecht., 1473.

Identifier: MS.7130
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows.(i) Calendar and tables for finding Easter. The Calendar includes many Utrecht saints in red. (Folio 1.) (ii) Hours of the Cross. (Folio 15.) (iii) Hours of the Virgin. (Folio 17.) (iv) Penitential Psalms. (Folio 39.) (v) Litany and Supplications. (Folio 44.) (vi) Office of the Dead. (Folio 49.) (vii) Prayers at Communion. Four of these occur in Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale, MS.11171, folios 75, 81-82, 98 verso. See M Meertens, ‘De Godsvrucht in de...
Dates: 1473.

Book of hours, apparently according to the Use of Utrecht., 15th century.

Identifier: MS.7132
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows:(i) Calendar, including several Utrecht saints in red (folio 1); (ii) Hours of the Virgin (folio 13); (iii) Hours of the Cross (folio 48); (iv) Hours of the Eternal Wisdom (folio 59); (v) Penitential Psalms (folio 78); (vi) Litany and prayers (folio 88 verso); (vii) Various prayers including suffrages of the saints (folio 97); (viii) Mass of the Virgin and various prayers (folio 139); (ix) Office of the Dead (folio 152); (x) Hours of the Passion (folio...
Dates: 15th century.

Book of hours, possibly according to the Use of Utrecht., 15th century.

Identifier: MS.7133
Scope and Contents The volume may be incomplete or may consist of fragments of two separate books (folios 110-141 are in a different hand from the rest of the volume); it is in any case in some confusion, having been incorrectly rebound.The contents are as follows:(i) Hours of the Cross (folio 2); (ii) Hours of the Eternal Wisdom (folio 28); (iii) Hours of the Holy Ghost (folios 53-68 as far as Sext; the remainder is at folios 143-150); (iv) Vigils of the Nine Lessons (folios 92-107, as...
Dates: 15th century.

Book of hours, probably according to the Use of Rome., 2nd half of 15th century.

Identifier: MS.7124
Scope and Contents The book in its present state can be regarded as little more than a fragment, since it lacks leaves at the beginning and after folios 10, 19, 33, 41, 44, 46, 48, 50, 55, 58, 64, 67, 70, 72, 76, 82, 88, 105, and 106 (after which at least one gathering seems to be missing). Many of the remaining leaves have had the lower corners supplied with new vellum, and folios 107-110, which are in a different hand, appear to be part of a later insertion. The front pastedown and folio 11, its conjugate,...
Dates: 2nd half of 15th century.

Book of prayers titled ‘A golden chain to link the penitent sinner unto God. By R. B., Edinburgh, 1742’.

Identifier: MS.1748
Scope and Contents

The title is laid out like that of a printed book; on the last page are the words, ‘Wrote By William Jackson Junior Writer in Edinburgh, And finished this 31st December, 1742’, It seems, therefore, to be a copy of another manuscript or a printed book.

Dates: 1742.

Catechism, including prayers, doctrinal instructions, the order of the administration of the Sacraments, etc., in French and Micmac, by Antoine Simon (Petrus) Maillard, the Apostle of the Micmacs., 1759.

Identifier: MS.1900
Scope and Contents

At the beginning is a poem in French on the doctrines of the Church. The work is dedicated 'Germano compari nostro Joanni Manach', and bears the date 1759 at various points. Although Antoine Maillard's name appears as that of the author, it is not certain that this manuscript is in his hand.

Dates: 1759.

Collection of prayers and meditations, compiled at least in part by Janet, wife of William MacGregor of Balhaldie., 1743-1783, undated.

Identifier: MS.3197
Scope and Contents

Janet MacGregor gave the collection to her infant son Alexander (afterwards Chief) and died shortly after his birth. Her maiden name, Janet Oliphant, with the date 1743, is written inside the front cover; there are notes by Alexander on folios 1, 53 verso (one dated 1783).

A paper embroidered with the figure of the Paschal Lamb, found in the book, has been pasted in (folio 54).

Dates: 1743-1783, undated.

'Collection of proper Expressions & Phrases for Prayer', compiled by Alexander Carlyle and partly written in his hand, 1744., 1744, 1775.

Identifier: MS.3465
Scope and Contents

There is an index to the contents on folio 41 verso, and various other indexes to material not contained in the volume are found on folios 36 verso-39 verso. Leaves found loose in the volume (folios 42-48) have been attached at the end. The date 1775 occurs on folio 47.

Dates: 1744, 1775.

Commonplace book of Alexander Keith of Ravelston, (died 1751), but written in more than one hand., 1684-?1688.

Identifier: MS.21186
Scope and Contents The commonplace book contains Latin poetry (including extracts from Horace, Virgil and Juvenal), songs, prose and exercises; astronomical, navigational, and mathematical notes and exercises, with some diagrams and tables; notes on the art of gunnery; some common psalm tunes; prayers; English proverbs, verse and poetry; extracts from a guide to the education of children and youth; instructions concerning card tricks; some verse attributed to the 1st Marquis of Montrose and notes on his role...
Dates: 1684-?1688.

Commonplace book of James Gray, priest of the diocese of Dunblane.

Identifier: Adv.MS.34.7.3
Scope and Contents Composite manuscript produced in Scotland and compiled in the late 15th century, probably circa 1500, by James Gray, priest of the diocese of Dunblane and secretary to William Scheves, Archbishop of St Andrews. The manuscript is a commonplace book and consists of a variety of religious, historical, legal, and literary material. There are several hands evident throughout the manuscript. Anderson states that folios 1r-24v are written by very similar hands, and could...
Dates: Late 15th century.

Correspondence of John Richardson, of Kirklands, and his family, with poems, prayers and drawings., 1801-1874, undated.

Identifier: MS.3991
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows.(i) Letters, undated. (Folio 1.)(ii) Poems, 1801-1874, undated, of the Richardsons, mostly of Lady Blackett ('Helen'). Some of John Richardson's poems are printed in MS.3992. Of those written in hands other than John Richardson's, some may be copies of his. (Folio 67.)(iii) Prayers, undated. (Folio 233.)(iv) Poems from a package inscribed "Lord Cockburn's Poems", undated. (Folio 238.)(v) Drawings,...
Dates: 1801-1874, undated.

Correspondence of John Richardson, of Kirklands, and his family, with some verse and other papers., 1807-1887, undated.

Identifier: MSS.3989-3891
Scope and Contents The subject-matter of the letters is mainly domestic, but several deal with politics and the Bar. Others relate to Sir Walter Scott, John Gibson Lockhart, the Beacon, and the Sentinel, 1821-1822; a Continental tour, 1823; Chambers’ ‘Life of Scott’, 1833; an agitation of Edinburgh students, 1838; and military service in the Crimea, 1855-1856, and India (including the Mutiny), 1849-1869.The chief correspondents are Sir Charles Bell, the surgeon, Lord Cockburn, and Sir Walter...
Dates: 1807-1887, undated.

‘Daily prayers and promises from the Holy Scriptures’, 9th edition (London, undated) with notes of family births and deaths by Robert H Story, Principal of Glasgow University., Mid 19th century.

Identifier: MS.9299
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: Mid 19th century.