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Surveys. Documents.

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Documentation of examinations or inspections conducted in order to achieve a comprehensive view, as of a place, a group of related items, or to ascertain condition or value. For detailed lists of items on hand, or of items in a given category, use ""inventories""For sets of questions submitted to a number of persons to obtain information, use ""questionnaires"" .

Found in 61 Collections and/or Records:

6th Marquess of Tweeddale papers., 1755-1775.

Identifier: Ch.10961-10963
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

Papers deemed unsuitable for inclusion in the MS. bound series.

Dates: 1755-1775.

Alexander Nimmo`s copy of his account of the survey made by him in the summer of 1806 of the northern, eastern and southern boundaries of Inverness-shire, which he undertook on Telford`s recommendation, whilst rector of Inverness Academy, for the parliamentary commission appointed to fix the county boundaries of Scotland.

Identifier: Adv.MS.34.4.20
Scope and Contents The copy is in Nimmo’s own hand, written up in the form of a journal, from the notes which he took in his pocket-book whilst engaged upon the survey. It is written on the rectos of the leaves, the versos being left for maps (folios 11 verso, 12 verso), notes, bearings, and additions to the text. It appears to be incomplete, for it ends rather abruptly (folio 50). It is followed by an explanatory letter to John Rickman, who at the time was secretary to the commissions for making roads and...
Dates: 1806.

Correspondence and papers concerning miscellaneous undertakings., 1795-1834.

Identifier: MS.19972
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows. (i) Nene Outfall, report and letter, 1833 (folio 1); (ii) Eau Brink Cut, letters, 1830, 1832-1834, with a note by Thomas Casebourne on its effects, 1833 (folio 16); (iii) Chesterfield Railway, report and accounts, 1826 (folio 26); (iv) St Helens and Runcorn Railway, letters, 1833 (folio 30); (v) London metropolitan water survey, reports and accounts, 1831-1834, with reports by Thomas Telford on reservoirs in Green Park, 1828 (folio 33); (vi) Edinburgh...
Dates: 1795-1834.

Correspondence of Hew Morrison, with papers concerning his edition of ‘Songs and poems in the Gaelic language’ by Rob Donn., 1882-1903, undated.

Identifier: MS.14955
Scope and Contents Material connected with Hew Morrison’s edition of Rob Donn’s ‘Songs and poems in the Gaelic language’ (folios 1-12), and general correspondence (folios 13-21), of which only Alexander MacKay’s letter concerns the poems.The contents are as follows.(i) Photographs and a map (folio 1);(ii) Farther copies of some of the press cuttings in MS.14954 (folio 4);(iii) The surname controversy: notes and a survey (folio 6);(iv) Letter to Hew...
Dates: 1882-1903, undated.

Correspondence of various members of the Brown family., 1769-1825.

Identifier: MS.3258
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: The correspondence deals in large part with surveys, leases, and other business relating to estates in Morayshire and elsewhere in Scotland. Sir George Brown's letters refer to regimental matters and to general affairs in the places where he is stationed - London, various Mediterranean stations, 1822-1836, Ireland, 1825, 1837, and the Crimea, 1854. Among the correspondents are: William Leslie, the eccentric Minister of Lhanbryde, 1811, 1816, undated; William Young Sellar and his relatives,...
Dates: 1769-1825.

Drafts of chapters 1-7 of volume 4 of `Caledonia` by George Chalmers., 1817, or after-1822, or after.

Identifier: Adv.MS.8.1.8
Scope and Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction (folio 3);

Chapter 2: Buteshire (folio 28);

Chapter 3: Stirlingshire (folios 47, 84);

Chapter 4: Clackmananshire (folio 71);

Chapter 5: Kinrossshire (folio 117);

Chapter 6: Fifeshire (folio 132); and,

Chapter 7: Argyllshire (folio 170).

Written on paper watermarked 1817-1822.

Dates: 1817, or after-1822, or after.

Drawing - Survey of river - Lune, River - surveyed by Robert Stevenson., 1838.

Identifier: MS.5875 (38)
Scope and Contents From the Series:

A group of about 2500 plans, chiefly made by Messrs Stevenson. Their business was concerned chiefly with sea-works, lighthouses, harbours, canals and river courses, and the plans reflect this interest, although there are some items relating to railways and bridges.

Dates: 1838.