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Tracts. Documents.

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Brief treatises or pamphlets for general distribution, usually on a religious or political topic.

Found in 33 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.]

Album containing copies of religious tracts, at least one of which is of John Livingstone, Minister of Ancrum, in the same hand as the 'Life' of Livingstone in Adv. MS.34.5.19.

Identifier: MS.3858
Scope and Contents The date 1673 (folio 53 verso) indicates that the manuscript was written after John Livingstone's death.The contents are as follows.(i) Livingstone's 'Memorable Characteristics' (folio 1); this is not one of the copies used for W K Tweedie's edition in ‘Select Biographies’ (Wodrow Society, 1845), volume i;(ii) 'The notes of some sermons knit together anent personall covenanting &c.' (folio 30);(iii) Questions on the duties of Christians,...
Dates: 1673.

Booklets, pamphlets, missals and prayer books, mostly published by the Catholic Truth Society., 1934-1992, undated.

Identifier: Acc.14596/247
Scope and Contents Collected by George Mackay Brown, these are almost all unannotated, except for: - 'The Sunday missal' (A Harkins & Bros, 1958) - inscribed by George Mackay Brown with his full name.'Little office of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel' (Carmelite Press, 1960) - inscribed by George Mackay Brown with 'George Brown'.'My Sunday missal' (Confraternity of the Precious Blood, 1942) - inscribed 'To George, with happy memories of the occasion of his baptism...
Dates: 1934-1992, undated.

Chronicle of England, and theological works., 14th century.

Identifier: MS.6125
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows.(i) 'Cronica de regibus et pontificibus Anglie', compiled by a Franciscan and based mainly on the works of Ralph de Diceto. It begins with a description of Britain and its marvels (cf. Diceto, ‘Opera Historica’, volume i, pages 30, 10-15), followed (folio 3 verso) by Diceto's 'De partitione provinciae', which is printed in Thomas Gale, ‘Historiae Britannicae ... scriptures XV’, volume i, pages 560-562. The first part of the chronicle (folio 4 verso) is...
Dates: 14th century.

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, late seventeenth century, of anti-religious tracts, ‘Cymbalum mundi ceu symbolum sapientiae’ and 'De tribus impostoribus’.

Identifier: Adv.MS.23.7.5
Scope and Contents

1. ‘Symbolum sapientiæ, hoc est doctrina solida de Religione et vulgo sic dicta S. scriptura, superstioni Paganæ, Iudaicæ, Christianæ et Muhammedanæ opposita ex M.S. autoris Itali ... Eleutheropolis Anno 1678';

2. ‘De tribus impostoribus’, juxta exemplar impressum 1598.

Dates: 1598, 1678.

Copies of letters, tracts and other papers concerning the troubles in Scotland during the reign of Charles I.

Identifier: Adv.MS.33.4.14
Scope and Contents

The description of the manuscript in the folio catalogue (F.R.186) includes the reference: Jac.5.6.9.

Dates: 1637-1639.

Copy, 17th century, of five prose tracts of William Drummond, of Hawthornden, the poet, written between 1638 and 1642 about the time of Rebellion and Civil War in the reign of Charles I.

Identifier: Adv.MS.13.2.5
Scope and Contents (i) `Irene. A remonstrance for Concord Amitie and Love amongst his Majesties subjects; written after his Declaratione published 20 September 1638’ (folio 1).(ii) `The Load-Starr or Directorie to the new world and transe-formations` (folio 41).(iii) `The Magicall Mirror or A declaratione upon the arising of the N[oblemen] B[arons] G[entlemen] and B[urgesses] in Armes, 1 April 1639` (folio 48 verso).(iv) `Quarees of State`, undated (folio 58).(v)...
Dates: 1638-1642.

Copy, in a 17th-century hand, of several prose tracts of the poet William Drummond of Hawthornden, written at the time of the Civil War.

Identifier: Adv.MS.32.4.9
Scope and Contents The contents of the manuscript are as follows:(i) `Irene. A. remonstrance for concord, amitie and love amongst his majesties subjects written after his declaration published at Edinburgh 22 of September 1638` (folio 1).(ii) `The Load-Starr on directorie to the new world and transeformations`, undated (folio 23).(iii) `The Magicall Mirror or the Declaration upon the arising of the N[oblemen], B[arons], G[entlemen] and B[urgesses] in Armes,1...
Dates: 1638-1642.

Copy of an apparently unpublished work entitled 'Practical Tracts of Artillery', written by Lieutenant-Colonel John Macdonald, Fellow of the Royal Society.

Identifier: MS.8185
Scope and Contents

The work was written by John Macdonald when he was Captain Commanding the Artillery at Fort Marlborough, [Sumatra]. The text is preceded by a letter to the Governor and Council of the Military Department there, an introduction to the work, and a letter to the Governor-General and the Supreme Council at Fort William.

Dates: 1787.

'Disputationes in octo libros physicorum' a volume of lecture notes taken from lectures on mathematics, physics, and astronomy, given by George Sinclair, Professor of Mathematics at Glasgow University., 1660-1661.

Identifier: MS.9382
Scope and Contents

The name most often recorded in the book is that of Alexander Hamilton, possibly of Dalzell. The names of John Shaw and James Hamilton also appear. In addition to the main lectures on Aristotle's ‘Physics’, there is also part of a tract on anatomy (folios 119-125), and a short poem, 'The abstract of melancholie' (folio 105). This volume is discussed by Hugh Kearney in ‘Scholars and gentlemen, universities and society in pre-industrial Britain, 1500-1700' (London, 1970) pages 136-137.

Dates: 1660-1661.

MacDougall genealogy in Gaelic, with 19th century transcript.

Identifier: Adv.MS.72.1.9
Scope and Contents Bottom half of folio sheet written circa 1625-1650 by Eoghan Mac Pháill, judging from the similarity of the hand to that of Adv.MS.72.1.34, page 41. The contents are as follows: (a) Conclusion of a tract dealing here with prognosis. Beginning (acephalous) ‘isin leis maille stranguria ⁊ re droch comarta eile’. (b) ‘Se(n)chus Cloinne Dubhuill’. Pedigree of Alasdair Mór, chief of MacDougall 1625-circa 1650. (c) Line (partly in Roman script)...
Dates: [Circa 1625-circa 1650.]

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.

Microfilm of works of Robert Mylne, Alexander Hume and William Drummond.

Identifier: Mf.Sec.MSS.196
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows: Index, early 18th century, to ‘Mercurius Aulicus’ for 1641-1661, in the hand of Robert Mylne, ‘as also to the large vol. of Mercurius’ (Adv.MS.13.2.1);Copies of historical works of Alexander Hume, preceded by a Latin treatise. Includes ‘De foedere Dei cum homine’ by Alexander Hume, 1653 (Adv.MS.13.2.3);Copy, 17th century, of five prose tracts of William Drummond, of Hawthornden, the poet, written between 1638 and 1642 about the time of...
Dates: 1638- early 18th century.

Miscellaneous tracts and verses.

Identifier: Adv.MS.20.6.2

Miscellaneous works, chiefly theological, written in the 12th and 13th centuries., 12th century-13th century.

Identifier: MS.6122
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows.(i) Part of the 'Historia scholastica' of Petrus Comestor, containing the history from II Maccabees ii to the end of the 'Historia evangelica', beginning 'Mortuo Simone qui ultimus quinque filiorum'; printed in ‘Patrologia Latina’, volume cxcviii, 1525-1644. (Folio 1.)(ii) Commentary on the books of Kings, Tobit, Judith, Esther, Daniel, and Maccabees, beginning ‘Ozia lepra percusso in fronte'. It is apparently complete, but like Corpus...
Dates: 12th century-13th century.

Papers collected by Sir Walter Scott dealing with Scottish history and antiquities, chiefly copied from official records and other sources, with some facsimiles., 17th century-early 19th century.

Identifier: MS.901
Scope and Contents The subjects include the Scottish Regalia (folio 1), the Archers of the Guard (folio 21), the use of Lord Drummond’s executioner by the Town Council of Perth in 1706 (folio 140), the Porteous Riots (folio 143), the Lee Penny (see the ‘Talisman’) (folio 159), Highland traditions, supplied by Dr Mackintosh Mackay (folio 167), and Galloway traditions, chiefly Covenanting, with two ballads (folio 179). The excerpts from records regarding festivities, wapenschawing, etc., (folios 19, 35, 45, 50)...
Dates: 17th century-early 19th century.