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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: In written or printed works, a list of the work's parts in sequence, usually with a page number or other symbol indicating where each part begins.

Found in 172 Collections and/or Records:

15th-century manuscript written in the Low Countries, containing various works attributed to, or written by, St Bernard.

Identifier: Adv.MS.18.8.9
Scope and Contents The contents of the manuscript are as follows:(i) Extracts from the `Vita beatissimi Malachie`, caps. 1-25. See ‘Patrologia Latina’ 182, 1073-1104 (folio 1 verso).(ii) Notes on vipers with reference to Aristotle (folio 8 verso).(iii) `De conversione ad clericos`, cap. 3. ‘Patrologia Latina’ 182, 856-857 (folio 9).(iv) `Bernardus de servitute vitiorum et incertitudine mortis` (folio 10).(v) Anonymous commentaries on the Song of...
Dates: 15th century.

Biographies of Christian authors written by Joannes Petri de Delft, a copyist at Niewlicht., 1457-1469.

Identifier: MS.7140
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows.(i) Contents list, written last, in a different hand from the rest of the volume (folio 1 verso), and cumulative index of names (folio 2) dated 1469. The first entry for each letter is introduced by an initial in blue or red, alternately.(ii) St Jerome, 'De Viris Illustribus' (folio 13); the text is almost the same as that printed in 'Patrologia Latina', volume xxiii, 602-720, with only a few minor differences of vocabulary and word order....
Dates: 1457-1469.

Book of the Incorporation of Coopers of South Leith.

Identifier: MS.3411
Scope and Contents According to a note on folio 2, the book was purchased by the Incorporation of Coopers of South Leith in 1669, and it contains records of transactions from the Acts and Statutes, 1525 to 1754. These records, which are not continuous, are chiefly of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. They include: a note of entry-fees to be paid by freemen and their sons, with the Oath of Admission (folio 22 verso); minutes of the admission of freemen from 1601 to 1754, with their marks...
Dates: 1525-1754.

`Cartae de Cella de Coldingham, in ecclesia Dunelmensi Conservatae’. An inventory of Coldingham Priory compiled by John Smith, prebendary of Durham.

Identifier: Adv.MS.15.1.13
Scope and Contents

Two leaves of additions have been inserted (pages 89-92) and there is a list of contents (page 93).

Dates: 1702-1703.

Collection of manuscript material transferred from printed theses collection, 1637-late 19th century, chiefly consisting of German academic papers, but including a small cache of Scottish legal papers, 19th century.

Identifier: Acc.3591
Scope and Contents

With some Scottish legal papers, 19th century, including account of the death of a child chimney sweep in Edinburgh in 1817.

Dates: 14th century-19th century.

Collection of proceedings in the House of Commons, written in various contemporary hands., 1640-1642.

Identifier: MSS.2687-2688
Scope and Contents

The proceedings consists mainly of speeches, petitions, newsletters, and diurnal occurrences, along with other documents, some of an earlier date, bearing on the constitutional crisis.

Dates: 1640-1642.

Collection of quarto volumes of transcripts by and for Lieutenant-General G H Hutton, 1st quarter of 19th century, of several of the surviving cartularies and other registers, and of some collections of charters and other deeds, of the medieval dioceses, churches and religious houses of Scotland, 1164-1639.

Identifier: Adv.MSS.9A.1.1-9A.1.20
Scope and Contents Many of the transcripts are undated: apart from those in Adv.MS.9A.1.17, which were made in 1800, few appear from the watermarks in the leaves to have been made before 1813. From the watermarks of the endpapers the volumes appear to have been bound about 1818 or later.Several of the transcripts were made from original manuscripts or eighteenth-century copies then in possession of the Honourable William Maule of Panmure, who was created Baron Panmure in 1831: others were made from...
Dates: 1164-1639.

Composite volume of 15th-century manuscripts of miscellaneous works by four hands bound together, with an incunable, in the 16th-century or earlier.

Identifier: Adv.MS.18.4.8
Scope and Contents The collection has been in one volume since the 16th century at least. The contents are as follows:[(i) A printed book: Johannes de Hildesheim, ‘Liber de gestis ac translatione trium regum’, etc., ([Cologne], 1478) = National Library of Scotland Inc.43 (B.M.Cat. IB 4236) (folio 1)]. Folio 56 blank.(ii) Baebius Italicus (?), `Ilias latina` (‘Poetae latini minores’ ii.3; this manuscript is not included in the list given by P Vollmer in ‘Sitzungsberichte der Bayerischen...
Dates: 15th century.

Contents and sales pitch for 'Fakers, forgers & phoneys'. , 2002-2003.

Identifier: Acc.13542/114
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: 2002-2003.

Copies, 1727 or before, in various hands, of papers concerning Mary Queen of Scots and her reign, apparently collected by James Anderson.

Identifier: Adv.MS.6.1.19
Scope and Contents Although not published in the work, James Anderson appears to have collected the material comprising this manuscript for his ‘Collections Relating to the History of Mary Queen of Scotland’ (Edinburgh and London, 1727-1728). A draft of articles of co-partnery between Anderson, his son-in-law John Leitch, and his son Patrick, to publish the Collections is at folio 21. Among the papers copied are:the marriage articles of Mary and François II, 1558 (folio 13 verso);...
Dates: 1558-1620.

Copies, early 17th century, in French, of treaties drawn up between France and her various allies, 1552-1615.

Identifier: Adv.MS.33.3.4
Scope and Contents

Also included is a copy of a memoir of Henri IV by Pierre Jeannin, in a different hand from the rest of the volume (folio 1), a number of instructions to ambassadors, commissions, and other related material, and a table of contents (folio 264).

Dates: 1552-1615.

Copies, early 17th century, in French, of treaties drawn up between France and her various allies, 1606-1613.

Identifier: Adv.MS.33.3.9
Scope and Contents

Also included are a number of instructions to ambassadors, commissions, and other related material.

There is a table of contents (folio 1).

Dates: 1606-1613.

Copies, in an eighteenth-century hand, of Jacobite tracts, in a book containing Thomas Ruddiman's bookplate and a list of contents in his autograph.

Identifier: MS.2258
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows.(i) 'A Letter to the Author of a Sermon entituled, "A Sermon preach'd at the Funerall of Her Late Majesty Queen Mary . . ." By Dr. Cane [Ken], late Bp. of Bath and Wells', 29 March 1695 (published, London, 1695). (Folio 1.)(ii) 'A Letter from Mr. Lesly [Charles Leslie] to a Member of Parliament in London', Bar-le-Duc, 23 April 1714 (published, [publisher not identified], 1714). (Folio 7.)(iii) Proclamation of Prince James Edward...
Dates: 1648-[circa 1719].

Copies of epitaphs and monumental inscriptions in parish churchyards in Lanarkshire, compiled, with introductions, photographs, lists of contents, and indexes, by John Smith, Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

Identifier: MSS.2238-2244
Scope and Contents

John Smith is the author of "Monumental inscriptions in St. Cuthbert's Churchyard, Edinburgh", edited by Sir James Balfour Paul, in 'Scottish Record Society' series (Edinburgh, 1915, 1919).

Dates: 1915-1919.

Copies, probably made circa 1825, of official correspondence, 1783-1811, concerning Alexander Walker's career; with a contents table., 1783-1811.

Identifier: MS.13730
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The collection covers Alexander Walker's military and administrative service in the East India Company in great detail from circa 1790 to 1801, notably in Malabar and then in Gujarat, where he was Political Resident at Baroda, until he left India in 1810. He came out of retirement to govern St Helena from 1822 to 1828, The importance of the collection lies in the detailed administrative content of Walker's correspondence and memoranda, particularly for the Gujarat period, a continuing...
Dates: 1783-1811.

Copy, early 17th century, of ‘Historie and Chronicles of Scotland’ by Robert Lindesay of Pitscottie, written circa 1565., Circa 1565-1603.

Identifier: Adv.MS.35.4.10
Scope and Contents The manuscript begins with a `Briefe descriptione of England, Scotland, Waillis and Cornewaill` which is printed in the Dalyell edition of 1814. The preface and the verses to the Bishop of Caithness are omitted and the introduction merely reads `Here begineth the Chronicle of Scotland`. Pitscottie`s text ends at the year 1565 (folio 133) on the occasion of the marriage of the Earl of Bothwell to Lady Jane Gordon. The addition continues to August, 1603 and a table of contents of the volume...
Dates: Circa 1565-1603.

Copy, late 15th or early 16th century, of material, early 14th century-1364, concerning the Parlement de Paris.

Identifier: Adv.MS.18.4.15
Scope and Contents (i) List of contents (folio 1).(ii) Guillaume du Breuil, `Stylus curie Parlamenti` (folio 5). This manuscript was known to Félix Aubert who edited the ‘Stilus curie Parlamenti’ (Paris, 1909). It belongs to Aubert`s second family of manuscripts; chapter 25 follows chapter 21, and chapter 37 item 39 is omitted. There are many inaccuracies and the scribe made a number of additions in the margin.(iii) `Sequuntur ordinationes adiunctiones et statuta parlamenti` (folio...
Dates: Late 15th or early 16th century.

Copy made in or about 1690 by James Clapperton, Dalkeith, of the chronicles of the Civil War in Scotland compiled by Henry Guthrie, Bishop of Dunkeld.

Identifier: Adv.MS.31.7.23
Scope and Contents The text of this manuscript is the same as that common to the other copies in this Library, agreeing with them against the printed book in some small omissions and additions, and numerous variants in vocabulary, spelling and word order. In addition to the text, the manuscript contains: summaries (in red) in the margins of most of the pages; at page i, a table of contents (as far as page 105 only); at page 161, a list of Royalist supporters executed in England during the Commonwealth period;...
Dates: Circa 1690.

Copy of John Bellenden's translation of the ‘Scotorum Historiae’ of Hector Boece, corresponding, with some alterations in single words, to the version printed in 1821., 1st half of 16th century.

Identifier: MS.3146
Scope and Contents

The copy contains the table of contents, the catalogue of the Kings of Scotland, and Books I-XVII. There is a note in a seventeenth-century hand on folio 1 mentioning that the first twenty leaves of the book are missing. On page 405 is a note of George Paterson, Sheriff Clerk of Haddington, that he made this copy in 1650-1651.

Dates: 1st half of 16th century.

Copy of Stair`s ‘Institutions of the Law of Scotland’ made in 1677 from a text written probably in or shortly after 1666.

Identifier: Adv.MS.25.3.3
Scope and Contents Although the general arrangement is the same as that of the first printed edition of 1681 (except that Titles 18 and 19 appear in reverse order), the text is considerably shorter, for most of the Titles have fewer chapters (some have only half as many), and fewer references to case-decisions.At folio iv is an inscription (repeated at folio v verso) stating that the copying of the book was completed on 19 October 1677; it is presumably in the hand of James Hay, whose note of...
Dates: 1666 or after.