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Rules. Instructions.

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Authoritative instructions for conduct, especially those governing procedure in a legislative body or in a game, sport, or contest.

Found in 56 Collections and/or Records:

'Book belonging to the chapmen in Fif for the East Nevck'., 1706-1764.

Identifier: MS.198
Scope and Contents

Contains ‘The Acts to the Chapman Cowrt of Fife’, 1706-1751 (folio 23-32), i.e., the rules of the Incorporation, records of election of officials, admission of new members, and occasional payments.

Dates: 1706-1764.

Brigittine psalter and hours, apparently written for an Italian convent., 1535.

Identifier: MS.1904
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows.(i) Calendar, with entries for the Translation of St Bridget, 28 May, her Deposition, 23 July, and Canonization, 7 October. (Folio 1.)(ii) Rules for finding the date of Easter; in Italian as well as Latin. The date of the volume is given by the following: 'Nel presente anno del mille cinquecento trentacinque corrte laureo numero, xvi'. (Folio 7.)(iii) Psalter (folio 9); the seven canticles from Lauds for the week, Magnificat,...
Dates: 1535.

"Collection of rules for Navigation selected principally for the pupils attending Mr Crawford's school in Leith. 1817."

Identifier: MS.9354
Scope and Contents

A copy of J G Crawford's rules, probably by Captain Henry Harper, who served his apprenticeship from 1832 to 1837. It is followed (folio 46 verso) by miscellaneous rules, mathematical calculations, and notes chiefly concerned with the measuring of cargoes for revenue purposes. There are also brief notes on Harper's career (folio 50) and on that of an official in the customs, 1848-1850 (folio 71).

Dates: 1817.

Copies of rules and directions concerning the Exchequer., 1726.

Identifier: MS.6290, folios 140-156
Scope and Contents

Included is a copy of "Rules of the Procedure of His Majestie's Court of Exchequer in North Brittain", with diplomatic forms relating to Exchequer writs, 1726 (folio 140); and 'Rules and Directions to Read, write and understand the Exchequer Hand', 1726 (folio 151).

Dates: 1726.

Correspondence and papers of the 3rd Earl of Minto concerning the Lunacy Commission., 1857-1859.

Identifier: MS.12355
Scope and Contents From the Series: William Hugh Elliot Murray Kynynmound was the eldest surviving son of the 2nd Earl of Minto, who was styled Viscount Melgund from 1814 and succeeded as Earl of Minto in 1859. He was Member of Parliament for Hythe, 1837-1841, for Greenock, 1847-1852, and for Clackmannan and Kinross, 1857-1859; served as chairman of the Lunacy Commission, Scotland, 1857. As an active back-bench MP and peer, who was closely related to some of the leading political figures of his time - he was, for example, the...
Dates: 1857-1859.

Correspondence of the Saint George Quartet Club, 1907-1908, 1910, 1932; with rules, 1903; and draft minutes etc., 1907-1932.

Identifier: MS.21667
Scope and Contents From the Series:

The Saint George Quartet Club was founded in 1874 to encourage the performance and appreciation of chamber music, principally for strings. The Club had a large repertoire and seems generally to have kept abreast of developments in music until at least the First World War. Around 1938 it was taken over by the Edinburgh Society of Musicians.

Dates: 1907-1932.

Customs and excise papers, 1662-1687, undated, being accounts, vouchers and miscellaneous papers., [Circa 1660]-1687.

Identifier: MS.14491
Scope and Contents

The papres includes ‘The rules and method practised in the Custome House of Leithe’, circa 1660; accounts of customs duties levied at, and of goods imported into, various Scottish ports; and a table, 1669, of customs officials’ fees.

Dates: [Circa 1660]-1687.

Guidelines on how to write and structure newspaper stories for a target audience., Mid 20th century.

Identifier: Acc.13542/185
Scope and Contents From the Series: Most, but not all, of Magnusson's published works are represented. Also included here are the translations that Magnusson undertook on the work of the Icelandic author and Nobel prize winning novelist Halldór Laxness (1902-1998). Material relating to Magnusson's book on Mastermind "I've started so I'll finish" can be found in the Mastermind section.The material includes correspondence relating to book proposals, research notes compiled by Magnusson while working on his books, and...
Dates: Majority of material found within Mid 20th century.

Letter of Thomas Lees to the Sabbath School Teachers of Musselburgh, with a manuscript copy of the 1851 rules and regulations for the 'golf cadies and club carriers' on Musselburgh Links. 1853.

Identifier: Acc.14366
Scope and Contents The letter here is written by Thomas Lees in his capacity as Town Clerk for Musselburgh. He is writing in response to a complaint of the Sabbath School Teachers relating to caddies on Musselburgh Links. The exact nature of the complaint is not known. Although the letter included a copy of the rules and regulations for caddies, the letter acknowledges that they have been unable to enforce many of them.The 1851 rules for caddies and club carriers include obtaining a licence from...
Dates: 1853.

Letters, minutes and other papers of the Abbotsford Club., 1714-1857, undated.

Identifier: MS.1867
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows:(i) Letters, orders for paper, minutes of meetings, lists of subscriptions, etc., 1834-1843, 1857 (folio 1);(ii) Copies of letters, 1714-1726, of the Earls of Mar and Inverness to Alexander Robertson of Strowan, preceded by a short account of Strowan, undated (folio 44);(iii) Printed minutes of meetings, 1840-1842, 1844, and rules of the Club, 1842 (folio 81);(iv) Specimen cheque and receipts taken from the Club's...
Dates: 1714-1857, undated.

Letters to John Murray, publishers, of correspondents with surnames from Hetherington to Hickson., 1808-1919.

Identifier: MS.40556
Scope and Contents All the letters are arranged alphabetically by correspondent and by date under each name.Hetherington, William Maxwell.Letter, 1838, of William Maxwell Hetherington to Henry Hart Milman. Folios 1-2.Hettendorf, I.Letter and self-addressed envelope, 1919, of I Hettendorf to John Murray IV. Folios 3-6.Heubel, Georg.Letter, 1845, of Georg Heubel to John Murray III. Folios 7-8.Heude, William....
Dates: 1808-1919.

List of members, constitution and rules, correspondence and other papers of the SWWDA., 1940-1947.

Identifier: Acc.9416/45
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Associated companies and other organisations represented in the records include: The Carfraemill Hotel Co, Ltd; The Barnton Hotel Ltd; Barclay Perkins and Co, and Messrs Cockburn and Murray; The Littlemill Distillery Co; and the Scottish Wholesale Wine Distributors' Association.

Dates: 1940-1947.

Lord Clinton’s instruction book for work on the Fettercairn estate., 1924-1947.

Identifier: Acc.13827/169
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The papers cover six centuries worth of family and estate papers of the Forbes, the Stuart Forbes, and the Trefusis families. Alexander de Forbes (c.1380-1448) was created the 1st Lord Forbes around 1440, the Lords Forbes of Pitsligo were descended from Sir William Forbes, brother of Alexander. The title was created in 1633 for Alexander Forbes (d.1636). His descendant Alexander Forbes, 4th Lord Forbes of Pitsligo (1678-1762) forfeited his estates following his support for the Jacobites in...
Dates: 1924-1947.

Manuscript entitled, "Extrait d'un vieux Manuscrit contenant la forme et les Regles jadis observées aux combats a outrance qui se faisoient publiquem[ent] devant le Roy par sa permission"., 18th century.

Identifier: MS.5839
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The collection consists of manuscripts on a wide variety of subjects, many copied from manuscript or printed works, and chiefly dating from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Among them are some account-books, diaries, and other manuscripts of family interest (including a few concerning the 2nd Earl of Buckinghamshire, father of the 6th Marchioness of Lothian), but very few letters.

Dates: 18th century.

Minute book covering general and special meetings of the Edinburgh Skating Club and latterly giving some seasonal reports., 1784-1888.

Identifier: MS.24641
Scope and Contents

A few newspaper cuttings and menus for Club Dinners have been pasted in to the minute book (folios 1-96). Additional material includes occasional verses, further menus and illustrations, and an Appendix listing the membership between 1778-1939 (folios 103-107), Directions for the Club Officer (folios 109-110), an Inventory of Club property (folios 111-112), Directions for the Watchmen, (folios 112-113), and Club Rules (folio 114).

Dates: 1784-1888.

Minute book of the Abbotsford Club, with some printed copies of the minutes., 1833-1834, 1837-1839, 1841-1842, 1844.

Identifier: MS.2050
Scope and Contents

The minutes are preceded by a printed proof of the Rules of the Bannatyne Club, corrected in the hand of Sir Walter Scott (page 3).

Dates: 1833-1834, 1837-1839, 1841-1842, 1844.

Minute book of the Edinburgh Skating Club., 1889-1966.

Identifier: MS.24642
Scope and Contents The minute book records regular meetings up to 1939, followed by the Secretary's memorandum of 1966 recommending the winding up of the club and the disposal of its property, with members' assents thereto (folios 78-82). Additional material includes club songs for 1842 and 1843 (folios 136-137); the Glasgow Skating Club Rules, 1875; ‘The Edinburgh Skating Club, with diagrams of figures and a list of members’, (Edinburgh, 1875) (folios 138-150); ‘Skating diagrams’ by Charles A Stevenson, 1881...
Dates: 1889-1966.

Minute book of the Killearn Golf Club, recording committee meetings and special meetings of the Club, with details of and rules for matches and Club competitions., 1896-1913.

Identifier: MS.24650
Scope and Contents

In addition, there are Killearn Golf Club Rules, 1899 (folios 23 verso-28), accounts for building a Club House, 1900 (folio 33), and newspaper cuttings, 1900-1903 (folios 90-92).

Dates: 1896-1913.