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Proposals.

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Includes offers by one person or organization to another of terms and conditions with reference to some work or undertaking and plans or schemes put forward for consideration, discussion, or adoption.

Found in 61 Collections and/or Records:

Proposals for raising a subscription among Judges and Members of the Faculty of Advocates, former pupils of David Hume as Professor of Scots Law, with a view to procuring a memorial to him on his retirement from that office.

 Item
Identifier: MS.2976
Scope and Contents

The proposal is signed by fifty-two subscribers, including Sir Walter Scott. Chantrey was asked to execute a bust of Hume, but was unable to undertake the commission (see Scott's letter to Chantrey of 7 September 1822, and note, in the Centenary Edition of his letters).

Dates: ?1822.

'Proposals for the improvement in the ventilating arrangements of wireless offices and silent cabinets', being copy letters, memoranda, notes and papers (some printed) bound together in a folder., 1910-1911.

 File
Identifier: MS.20517
Scope and Contents

Although J S Haldane was a member of the committee working on the ventilation of ships in 1912-1913 (cf MS.20511, folios 49-306, passim), it is not clear how or why these papers, which contain nothing written to or by him, came into his possession.

Dates: 1910-1911.

Sermons, 1615, undated, in the hand of Archbishop Spottiswoode, and miscellaneous papers, 1695-1723, undated, of John Spottiswoode, Keeper of the Advocates' Library., 1615-1723, undated.

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Identifier: MS.2934
Scope and Contents The sermons begin on folio 1, the papers of John Spottiswoode on folio 87. There is also a paper relating to the Episcopal Church in Scotland, in the same hand as MS.2933, folio 125 (folio 187).John Spottiswoode's papers consist largely of a variety of proposals - for his own studies, for an infirmary in Edinburgh, for a Scottish historical society, for a trade society with a professorship of trade, and for publications on law and other subjects. Some of the projects relating to...
Dates: 1615-1723, undated.

Single letters and documents., 1510-19th century.

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Identifier: MS.2208
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows.(i) Letter, attributed to circa 1590, of John Gordoun to Patrick Bruce, Leith, with a modem transcript. ‘Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland’, volume v, page 11. (Folio 1.)(ii) Eighteenth-century copy of Sir Thomas Wortley's inscription at Wharncliffe, 1510. (Folio 4.)(iii) Letter, 31 August 1582, signed by several of the Ruthven Raiders, to John Erskine of Dun, summoning him to Stirling. Smellie, William,...
Dates: 1510-19th century.