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Satires. Document genre.

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Literary compositions in verse or prose in which human folly and vice are held up to scorn, derision, or ridicule.

Found in 31 Collections and/or Records:

‘1467 MS’ written by Dubhghall Albanach mac mhic Cathail and the Reverend John Beaton’s ‘Broad Book’, written by Ádhamh Ó Cuirnín.

Identifier: Adv.MS.72.1.1
Scope and Contents The manuscript consists of two sections, folios 1-9 ('1467 MS'), written in and about that date (folio 7 recto) by Dubhghall Albanach mac mhic Cathail (folios 3 recto, 5 recto, 7 recto, 8 recto), who was presumably a MacMhuirich; and folios 10-25 (Reverend John Beaton’s ‘Broad Book’), written circa 1425 by Ádhamh Ó Cuirnín (date and hand established by Tomás Ó Concheanainn, “The scribe of John Beaton’s ‘Broad Book’”, pages 99-101.The manuscript begins with Cormac’s Instructions...
Dates: [Circa 1425, circa 1467.]

Collection, made in the eighteenth century, of Jacobite songs, odes, satirical verse, etc.

Identifier: MS.2910
Scope and Contents The collection is divided into 'Choice Poems, &c., on Several Occasions preceeding 1745' and 'Poems composed since the Attempt, 1745', and contains poems by Alexander Robertson of Strowan, Dryden, Montrose, Dr Archibald Pitcairne, and others, with a few ascribed to William Hamilton of Bangour, and many by 'Valerius' and other anonymous writers.At the end (folio 39 verso) is a Jacobite calendar, below which are the names Margaret Lowther and Almaria Trueworth, with a Royalist...
Dates: 1662-1749, undated.

Commonplace book in the hand of William Clydesdale., 1823, undated.

Identifier: MS.2746
Scope and Contents

William Clydesdale was a Glasgow character and a fellow student of Thomas Muir, the political reformer (note inside front cover).

The commonplace book contains satirical, comic, and reflective verses by Clydesdale in Scots and English, some dated 1823, a few anecdotes, and annotations by Peter Mackenzie, author of ‘The life of Thomas Muir’ (Glasgow, 1831).

Dates: 1823, undated.

Correspondence and papers, chiefly undated, of the family of Forbes of Culloden., [1625-1800.]

Identifier: MS.2970
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows:(i) General correspondence (folio 1);(ii) Papers concerning property of the Forbeses: Ferintosh (including Inverallochie's debts and the Ferintosh excise) (folio 41) and lands in general (folio 59);(iii) Papers concerning private business (folio 65);(iv) Inverness: petitions of the town for relief from taxation, levies, and the maintenance of the garrison, and instructions to John Forbes, 2nd of Culloden, as...
Dates: [1625-1800.]

Donald Smith’s Irish miscellany.

Identifier: Adv.MS.72.3.2
Scope and Contents The manuscript, watermarked 1796, was compiled by and for Dr Donald Smith when in Ireland circa 1798. Scribes: (a) anonymous, Roman hand; (b) Toirdhealbhach Maguidhir (Terence McGuire), Gaelic hand; (c) Dr Donald Smith, Roman hand. Terence Mcguire’s work at part II pages 17-90, written in 1798 (cf. pages 17, 45, 69) reproduces material written by him in 1788 at Royal Irish Academy 1185 (24 C 55), pages 159-175, and in 1789 at Royal Irish Academy 1074 (24 P 29),...
Dates: [Circa 1798.]

Essays and other writings chiefly of John Dover Wilson., 1899-1959, undated.

Identifier: MS.14357
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows:(i) Early unpublished essay, 1899, of John Dover Wilson on 'Literature and its relation to national life' (folio 1); (ii) Typescript of an unpublished essay, 1903, on 'The philosophy of George Meredith', by Dover Wilson (folio 27); (iii) List, undated, of books read by Dover Wilson with a criticism of each work (folio 54); (iv) Typescript of a review published in ‘Modern language review’, volume L, of 'Polydore Vergil' by Denys Hay (folios 65); (v)...
Dates: 1899-1959, undated.

Journal, 1729, of George Skene, containing ‘An Account of a Journey to London, with the particular rout by Thomas Burnett of Kirkhill, George Skene of that ilk, and David Skene his brother german'.

Identifier: MS.3806
Scope and Contents In addition to George Skene's journal there are notes of expenditure on the journey and of the mileage of part of the route (folio 1 verso); part of an anti-Hanoverian parody of the ‘Te Deum’, ?1742 (folio 34); and part of a diary, probably of Joseph Mackie, 1837 (folio 35).At the end of the volume, inverted, are detailed accounts of expenditure on the journey of 1729 (folio 1 inverted) and recipes, medical and other (folio 3 inverted), including directions for the treatment of...
Dates: 1729-19th century.

Manuscript containing poems of William MacMurchy.

Identifier: Adv.MS.72.2.15
Scope and Contents The manuscript contains a ‘coat of arms’ watermark. The scribe of the manuscript is William MacMurchy (see Adv.MS.72.2.12). MacMurchy also wrote versions of fourteen of the poems in this manuscript in what are now Adv.MS.73.2.2 (thence printed in ‘Reliquiae Celticae’, volume 2, pages 310-420) and the Inverneill MS (photostat, National Library of Scotland MS.14981). A number of the poems are plainly by the scribe himself.Ewen MacLachlan described it in his ‘Celtic Analysis’...
Dates: 18th century, before 1778.

Manuscript containing the poems of Alasdair mac Mhaighstir Alasdair (Alexander MacDonald), written in Gaelic script.

Identifier: Adv.MS.72.2.13
Scope and Contents Of the two manuscripts mentioned in the custodial history note only the present one remains. A little further evidence for the ascription to Alasdair lies in the small portions of text in Roman hand (pages 118, 176; compendium &, passim), which may be compared with the facsimile of the poet’s hand published as frontispiece to the 1924 edition of his work. The manuscript was written during or after 1747 (cf. pages 143, 146, 149), and some of the poems, notably “An Àirce” (page 169),...
Dates: 1747.

Microfilm of three Gaelic manuscripts.

Identifier: Mf.Sec.MSS.654
Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows: Manuscript, 17th-18th century, of bardic fragments, containing a strong element of MacMhuirich poetry (Adv.MS.72.2.2);

Donald Smith’s Irish miscellany, [circa 1798] (Adv.MS.72.3.2);

Part of a Gaelic grammatical treatise, 17th century, (written in the traditional character) giving the paradigms of a number of nouns and verbs.(MS.1745).

Dates: 17th century-[circa 1798].

Microfilm of three Gaelic manuscripts of religious and medical texts.

Identifier: Mf.Sec.MSS.666
Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows: ‘1467 MS.’ written by Dubhghall Albanach mac mhic Cathail and the Reverend John Beaton’s ‘Broad Book’, written by Ádhamh Ó Cuirnín, [circa 1425, circa 1467], (Adv.MS.72.1.1);

Manuscript, 16th century-17th century, containing a medical compendium, in Gaelic, asembled by the Mull Beatons (Adv.MS.72.1.2);

‘Materia medica’, 15th century, formerly belonging to the Beaton family of physicians (Adv.MS.72.1.3).

Dates: 15th century-17th 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.

Miscellaneous papers of members of the families of Campbell, Ker, Galbraith, and others., 1622-1735, undated.

Identifier: MS.976
Scope and Contents The papers include the correspondence of George Bannerman, Advocate, 1674-1675 (folio 1), of Mr Duncan Robertson, Writer, 1676-1685 (folio 15), and of Ronald Campbell, Writer to the Signet, 1693-1713, undated (folio 54); an account of ships laden at Grange Works, the fees of which went to the upkeep of the May light, 1640-1642 (folio 96); complaints against Robert Russell, Provost of Stirling, [circa 1673] (folio 100); the declaration of the Presbyterians now in the West of Scotland, 1679...
Dates: 1622-1735, undated.

Miscellaneous papers of the Fleming family., Mid 17th century-19th century.

Identifier: MS.20800
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows: (i) Anonymous poems, chiefly on public affairs and personages of the early eighteenth century. (Folio 1.) Those placed first are numbered E.56-84 (with gaps; for the earlier part of this series see MS.20773 (i)). This is XVIII A in the ‘Inventory’ (MS.20770). At the end is added 'The Song of the Ridsquare fought on the 7 of July 1576 [sic]', formerly loosely enclosed in MS.20779. (ii) 'Character of Sultan Galga Cham of Tartary', a satire, [circa 1720], on George...
Dates: Mid 17th century-19th century.

Papers in the hand of Lady Elliot (wife of Sir Gilbert, 3rd Baronet)., 1758-[?Circa 1777], undated.

Identifier: MS.12822
Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows. (i) Memorandum of family and political events, 1758 (folio 1); (ii) Biographical sketches of Sir Gilbert Elliot, 3rd Baronet, ?ca. 1777 (folio 5); (iii) Satirical notes on some of Lady Elliot's friends, undated (folio 13); (iv) Devotional papers, 1766, undated (folio 15).

Dates: 1758-[?Circa 1777], undated.

Photostats of manuscript material bound in a volume of Sir Robert Sibbald's printed works presented by him to Matthew Mackaile, apothecary, Aberdeen., 1685-1686.

Identifier: MS.2257, folios 1-8
Scope and Contents

The manuscript material consists of correspondence of Sir Robert Sibbald on his changes of religion, 1685-1686; satirical verses on the same subject; and verses on the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 1685.

Dates: 1685-1686.

Satirical and genealogical manuscripts, written in the late eighteenth century., 16th century-18th century.

Identifier: MS.5721A
Scope and Contents The contents are follows.(i) 'Historia y papeles de el Duende Politico', 1735-1736, possibly by Manoel Freire de Silva. It consists of satires on contemporary politics in verse and prose, including an attack on the economic policy of Don José Patiño, chief Secretary of State. (Folio 1.)(ii) 'Vida del sutil critico Duende de Madrid', Manoel Freire de Silva. A biography of him was published in Madrid in 1788. (Folio 144.)(iii) 'Pequeña Pieza Jocoseria...
Dates: 16th century-18th century.