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Scope Note: Directions or orders of remedy for a disease or illness.

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Book of recipes, started by Anna, Lady Elcho (died 1649), and continued by her daughter Jean, Countess of Sutherland.

Identifier: MS.3031
Scope and Contents The book of recipes is continued by Anna, Lady Elcho’s daughter Jean, Countess of Sutherland (see her note on folio ii verso), Jean, Viscountess Maitland (see her references to the Countess of Lauderdale as her mother-in-law, folios 73 verso, 77), and others. See the notes and pedigree inserted by William McMath, 1879, who states that the volume came from Dunbar Castle (folios i verso, xii-xiii). The dates 1701 and 1735 occur at folios 70, 75 verso.The recipes are all medical,...
Dates: 1st half of 17th century-1735, 1879, undated.

Commonplace book of Donald Mackay, 1848, containing miscelleanous texts including medical prescriptions, texts of religious instruction, songs partly with music, and Gaelic songs, partly composed by Mackay himself.

Identifier: Acc.14338
Content Description Commonplace book dated 1848, paginated by the scribe 1-732, 781-790, blank after page 727. A leather label pasted onto the front paste-down reads "Donald McKay 1848". The scribe was possibly the Rev. Donald Mackay (1829-1910), a native of Creich, Sutherland, minister of various parishes including Paisley and Nova Scotia. From 1848-1853, around the time of writing of the commonplace book, he was schoolmaster in Ullapool. If Mackay's identity could be confirmed, this time scale might explain...
Dates: 1848.

Compendium of medical treatises in Gaelic written by Angus Beaton.

Identifier: Adv.MS.72.2.10
Scope and Contents The compendium of medical treatises was written 1611-1614 by Angus Beaton. He gives only his patronymic, Aonghus mac Fearchair mhic Aonghuis (pages 126, 192, 260), but this is sufficient to identify him as of the Beatons of Husabost in Skye. Apart from one visit to Skye (Trumpan, page 66), and a meeting or consultation with Cameron of Lochiel at a place called Dunán Eachain (page 106), Angus’ line-fillers and other notes indicate that the manuscript was written on circuit in the contiguous...
Dates: 1611-1614.

Composite volume containing chiefly theological works and sermons., 1598, 17th century.

Identifier: MS.16468
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows: (i) Four theological works in hands apparently of early seventeenth-century provenance (folios 1, 40, 59, 100); (ii) Two holograph sermons of John Gray (folio 107); (iii) Amended copies by Andrew Blackball of sermons of Robert Rollock 1598 (folio 115); (iv) "A serious address to the minrs of ye Presbyterian Party" in Gray's hand (folio 141); (v) "A short catechisme" followed by a sermon, both in another seventeenth-century hand (folio 152); (vi) Sermons, 1694,...
Dates: 1598, 17th century.

Financial, legal and miscellaneous papers of the 1st Marquess of Tweeddale., 1654-1697, undated.

Identifier: MS.14487
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows:(i) Inventories, 1659-1694, undated, of household and legal papers (folio 1);(ii) Legal papers, 1662, concerning the claims of the 4th Viscount Stormont against the creditors of James Murray, 2nd Earl of Annandale (folio 28);(iii) Order, 19 June 1667, for a seat in Lady Yester Kirk for the 1st Marquess of Tweeddale (folio 48);(iv) Note of pictures bought in 1691 (folio 49);(v) Inventories, 1691-1697, of...
Dates: 1654-1697, undated.

Medical prescriptions., 1701.

Identifier: MS.2077
Scope and Contents

On folio i verso is the name 'Robertus Lowis, Chyrurgo Pharmacus', 1701. A loose leaf found in the volume has been fixed in (folio 58).

Dates: 1701.

Medical recipes of the family of Erskine of Alva., 17th century-18th century.

Identifier: MS.5112
Scope and Contents

The contents include a treatise, 1656, on the making of plasters (folio 1), a copy of Dr Hermann Boerhaave's prescriptions for powders for a fever (folio 68), and a photostat of a prescription, undated, by Jon Macolo, physician to James VI (folio 70).

Dates: 17th century-18th century.

Microfilm of works, 17th century, of Esther Inglis and a book of recipes, 1st half of 17th century-1735, 1879, started by Anna, Lady Elcho (died 1649).

Identifier: Mf.Sec.MSS.1052
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows:   Moral sentences, written as specimens of penmanship, by Esther Inglis, 17th century (MS.2197);     Book of recipes, 1st half of 17th century-1735, 1879, started by Anna, Lady Elcho (died 1649), and continued by her daughter Jean, Countess of Sutherland (MS.3031); 'Pseaumes de David. Escrits a Londres par Esther Inglis pour son dernier adieu, ianvier, 1.1615', a calligraphic copy of the Psalms from the Geneva version of 1588, with a...
Dates: 17th century-1735, 1879.

Miscellaneous and chiefly undated family papers (mainly late seventeenth and early eighteenth century) of the Marquesses of Tweeddale., Late 17th century-early 18th century, 19th century.

Identifier: MS.7108
Scope and Contents

The papers include: prescriptions made by Sir Edmund King for the lst Marquess; theological notes in the hand of the 2nd Marquess; "Giornale dell' Antichità e rarità di Roma. 6 Febraro 1720"; poems, lists of books and of plants, etc. There are also some nineteenth-century notes concerning Lord Charles Hay.

Dates: Late 17th century-early 18th century, 19th century.

Miscellaneous material concerning poetry, genealogy, and other matters., 1558-1885.

Identifier: MS.6503
Scope and Contents One of the most important sections is that on poetry (folios 1-18). Included here (folio 1) is an anonymous translation into English made in ?1710 of George Buchanan's ‘Francisci Valesii et Mariae Stuartae regum Franciae et Scotiae, epithalamium’. An interesting and anonymous ballad (folio 8) is called 'The Westland Letany', being a satire on the misgovernment of Scotland by Lauderdale, written circa 1673. There is also a copy of 'Hardyknute' (folios 14-16), a ballad attributed to Lady...
Dates: 1558-1885.

Translation into Gaelic, in an early seventeenth-century hand, of 'Lilium medicinæ' of Bernard de Gordon of Montpellier., [1574, or before]-1784.

Identifier: MS.2076
Scope and Contents The 'Lilium' is followed by Rémacle Fuchs's ten tables of common prescriptions (folio 342) and a portion of Gordon's ‘De decem ingeniis curandorum morborum’ (folio 352).The margins bear relevant notes in Gaelic and Latin in various hands; on folio 338 verso are pious sentences in English; the date 1702 appears on folio 94. There are notes of the Earl of Buchan on folios i, iii verso.The manuscript is incomplete at the end and the last leaves are much broken; otherwise...
Dates: [1574, or before]-1784.

Various papers of the Mackenzies of Delvine., 1326-1807, undated.

Identifier: MS.1498
Scope and Contents

Contains the papers of the following: Jacobites, 1715-1745; Keithhall, Kinkell and Kintore, 1753; Kildonan, 1763; Kilmonivaig, 1768; Leith Incorporation of Carters, 1807; Liberton Poor's Funds, 1759-1761; Medical prescriptions, receipts, etc., 1727, undated; Midlothian roads, undated; Montrose bridge, 1770; Oaths of Allegiance etc., 1691, 1754; Parliament of Scotland, 1326, circa 1703-1704; Peers (Scots), 1708-1709, 1770.

Dates: 1326-1807, undated.