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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Documents distributed to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending.

Found in 1006 Collections and/or Records:

'Evergreen', 2 volumes (Edinburgh, 1761) by Allan Ramsay with numerous manuscript corrections and variants of the Maitland manuscript throughout.

Identifier: MSS.494-495
Scope and Contents

There are also critical notes (MS.494, fly-leaf) by Bishop Percy.

Dates: 1761.

Excerpts from printed works concerning history and genealogy, compiled by Andrew Stuart and his brother James Stuart., 1787-1795.

Identifier: MS.8304
Scope and Contents The excerpts are from the following:(i) Scottish sources, including ‘System of heraldry, speculative and practical’ by Alexander Nisbet (Edinburgh, 1722-1742), ‘Annals of Scotland’ by David Dalrymple (Edinburgh, 1776-1779), and ’History of the House of Douglas’ by David Hume of Godscroft (Edinburgh, 1643) (folio 1);(ii) English sources, including ‘Holinshed’s Chronicles’ (London, 1577) and ’Foedera’ by Thomas Rymer (London, 1704-1713), with a biography of Arabella...
Dates: 1787-1795.

Family bible of the Murrays of Woodend, consisting of ‘The Holy Bible’ (London, 1616) and an unidentified copy of the Psalms (circa 1620; wanting title page, pages 1-2, and 79 onward), which went with Janet Murray on her marriage to James Oliphant; with manuscript additions., 1616, circa 1620.

Identifier: Adv.MS.82.9.12
Scope and Contents

The manuscript additions consist of: (1) notes on the book by T L Kington Oliphant, 1889 (front flyleaf); (2) notes of births and deaths in the Murray family and of some other events, 1614-1633 (verso of title page); (3) notes of births and deaths in the Murray family, 1668-1672, and in the Oliphant family, 1690-1774 (blank leaf between the Apocrypha and the New Testament).

Dates: 1616, circa 1620.

Foreign mission records of the Free Church of Scotland (after 1900, the United Free Church of Scotland)., 1856-1930.

Identifier: MSS.7745-8011
Scope and Contents

At the Disruption of 1843, the missionaries in India of the Church of Scotland and in Kaffraria of the Glasgow Missionary Society adhered, almost without exception, to the Free Church. New missions were later founded in Nagpur (1845), Jaina (1855), Santalia (1871), Livingstonia (1875), and Aden (1886). The union in 1876 with the Reformed Presbyterian Church brought with it the New Hebrides mission.

Dates: 1856-1930.

'Four dissertations' (London, 1757) by David Hume, with proofs of the two suppressed dissertations, 'Of suicide' and 'Of the immortality of the soul', with Hume's autograph corrections.

Identifier: MS.509
Scope and Contents

The proofs of the suppressed dissertations (pages 201 bis-240 bis) are included in addition to the four on 'The Natural History of Religion', 'Of the Passions', 'Of Tragedy', and 'Of the Standard of Taste'.

A slip affixed to the fly-leaf has the following in David Hume’s handwriting: 'This Book is to be considered a Manuscript and to deliverd [sic] to Mr. Strahan according to my Will'.

Dates: 1757.