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Translations. Documents.

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Translated versions of a text.

Found in 545 Collections and/or Records:

`A declaratione of the King off France [Louis XIV] for regulating Navigatione Equipping off Ships and Concerning prizes`, 1 February 1650, with Acts of the Council of State on the same subject till 1670., 1650-1670.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.6.2.2(vi), folios 48-55
Scope and Contents From the Series:

The manuscript is in the hand of Robert Mylne, and his initials are recorded on the inside front cover. The latest document is dated 1706, and the manuscript was probably written soon after that date. On the flyleaf a contemporary hand has written `This Book Considering the Valuable Miscellanies therein cannot be sold under ten dollars at least [[ … ]] I.V.G.`

Dates: 1650-1670.

`A Treatise concerning averidge Written originallie in Dutch by Quijntyn Weytsen Counseller to the King of Spain in the Court of Holland.`

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Identifier: Adv.MS.6.2.2(iv), folios 34-40r
Scope and Contents From the Series:

The manuscript is in the hand of Robert Mylne, and his initials are recorded on the inside front cover. The latest document is dated 1706, and the manuscript was probably written soon after that date. On the flyleaf a contemporary hand has written `This Book Considering the Valuable Miscellanies therein cannot be sold under ten dollars at least [[ … ]] I.V.G.`

Dates: 16th century-1706.

'Abridgement of the History of the Orkneys, or Islands of Orkney, from Tharmodus Torfaeus, Historiographer to the King of Denmark', by the Reverend Alexander Pope, Minister of Reay., [Circa 1780.]

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Identifier: MS.2096
Scope and Contents This is an incomplete version of the Abridgement; another version, Alexander Pope's manuscript of which is preserved in Caithness County Library, was published at Wick in 1866. This abridgement corresponds to pages 1-157 of the 1866 edition; the translation is similar but not the same, the notes are quite different, and there is no Introduction. The handwriting is Pope's, except on pages 11-12, where it is the same as that on pages 113-117 of the Caithness County Library manuscript....
Dates: [Circa 1780.]

Annotated and corrected typescript of "Scotland, an Anthology" compiled by George Campbell Hay.

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Identifier: Acc.10651
Scope and Contents

Includes translations of Gaelic poetry.

Dates: circa 1950-1984.

Anonymous manuscripts and proofs of works offered to William Blackwood and Sons, publishers, for publication., 1789-1821.

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Identifier: MS.4889
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows.(i) Manuscript of a pamphlet entitled ‘Ten minutes of reflection on the late events in France. Recommended by a plain man to his fellow citizens’ (Woodbridge, 1793). (Folio 1.)(ii) Manuscript, 1803, of two apparently unpublished poetical letters, 'The new Oxford guide', which follow very closely the form and style of Christopher Anstey's ‘The new Bath guide’ (London, 1766), and therefore may possibly be by Christopher Anstey himself. (Folio...
Dates: 1789-1821.

Antiquarian papers of James Dennistoun of Dennistoun, advocate and antiquary.

 Series
Identifier: Adv.MSS.19.2.16-19.2.27
Scope and Contents The papers consist of materials for a projected history of Dumbartonshire (Adv.MS.19.2.16-19.2.24), materials towards a projected work on the Scottish religious houses on the Continent (Adv.MS.19.2.25), and notes and extracts of Scottish interest from manuscripts in continental libraries (Adv.MS.19.2.26), together with a record of the bequest of Dennistoun`s manuscripts and a calendar of them (Adv.MS.19.2.27). The papers were arranged and bound by Mark Napier, executor of James...
Dates: ?1825-1856.

Apparently unpublished manuscript of `Gleanings of Antiquity in Forfarshire’ by James Thomson of Dundee.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.35.6.17
Scope and Contents The manuscript contains:(i) a general topographical description of the area (folio 4);(ii) descriptions of ancient monuments and fortifications found there, including a concise account of the Druids (folio 15);(iii) accounts of excursions made in Perthshire in 1822 (folio 59);(iv) copies of ballads relating to Forfarshire, a translation of a Charter of King John of England to the clergy and people of Arbroath, 1206, and a copy of a reversion of...
Dates: 1825.

Assignation and translation of the 2nd Earl of Tweeddale and Alexander Hay of Barro., 1638.

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Identifier: Ch.7571-7572
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Most of the documents are drafts and cancelled charters which concern the 1st Marquess.

Dates: 1638.

Autograph manuscript of `Ragionamento di Carlo V. Imperatore tenuto al re Philippo suo figliuolo In dargli la libera signoria di tutti gli stati suoi`, Giacomo Castelvetro`s translation, 1592, of Charles V`s advice to his son, 1555.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.23.1.6
Scope and Contents

The colophon (folio 42) is signed `Giacopo Castelvetri cittadino modonese.`

The text is preceded (folio vi) by Castelvetro`s dedicatory letter to James VI.

Dates: 1592.

Autograph manuscripts of dramas and other works of Sir David Erskine., Early 19th century.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.5.1.16
Scope and Contents (i) Letter, 1811, of Alexander Murray, Professor of Oriental Languages at Edinburgh, to Charles Smith, enclosing translation of a letter of Walda Selasse, Ras of Tigre, to George III. (Folio 1).(ii) List of books and manuscripts concerning Egypt. (Folio 2).(iii) `Memoirs of Goldoni`, Part I, Chapters 1-5. Written as autobiography. (Folios 3-50).(iv) ‘Annals and Antiquities of Jedburgh`, Chapter 1. Apparently intended as a sequel to ‘Annals and Antiquities...
Dates: Early 19th century.

Autograph manuscripts of dramas and other works of Sir David Erskine.

 Series
Identifier: Adv.MSS.5.1.16-5.1.21
Scope and Contents

The majority of the works are unpublished, and those which are published present considerable divergences. All the plays were written for the stage, and in some cases the names of the actors appear in the list of dramatis personae. Adv.MS.5.1.16, (i) and (ii) seem to be unconnected with the remainder of the collection.

Dates: Early 19th century.

"Bellenden's Livy": a manuscript of the first five books of Livy’s ‘History of Rome’ translated into Scots by Archdeacon John Bellenden.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.18.3.12
Scope and Contents

The description of the manuscript in the folio catalogue (F.R.186) includes the reference: A.7.8.

Dates: 1533.

Books IV-VI (incomplete) of the "Handbook of painting" by Franz Kugler, with annotations by ? Austen Henry Layard., ? 1884-? 1886.

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Identifier: MS.42403
Scope and Contents

The fifth edition of the "Handbook of painting", a translation of Kugler`s "Handbuch der Geschichte der Malerei", was "thoroughly revised and in part rewritten" by Austen Henry Layard. This copy of the handbook would appear to have been used by Layard in his preparation of the fifth edition.

Dates: ? 1884-? 1886.

Catalogue of books belonging to the Reverend Donald Sage, Minister of Kirkmichael and Cullicudden, drawn up 28 October 1823.

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Identifier: MS.1537
Scope and Contents

There are also excerpts and translations from Martial and translations of the ‘Faolan’ and ‘Song on a Jilted Lover’ of Rob Donn. Bound at the beginning and end of a volume containing ‘An Epistle address'd to a Friend’ ([Edinburgh], 1740), and 'Love of fame, the universal passion: In seven characteristical satires' (Glasgow, 1755) by Edward Young, both formerly the property of Sage.

Dates: 1740, 1755, 1823.

Collection of genealogical material on various Scottish families and items of historical interest copied by Robert Mylne, the antiquary, in the late 17th or early 18th century.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.34.6.10
Scope and Contents The contents of the manuscript are as follows:(i) ‘The Portrait of True Loyalty exposed in the Family of Gordon, without interruption to this present year 1691. With a Relationof the Castle of Edr. in the year 1689’ (folio 1), which is attributed to David Burnet, a Catholic Priest. The original manuscript, which was in Blairs College, Aberdeen (‘The House of Gordon’, page xxxvi), is at the Scottish Catholic Archives, Columba House, Edinburgh, where it has the...
Dates: 1554-1720.

Commonplace book of Alexander Fraser Tytler., ?1778-1802.

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Identifier: Acc.11737/5
Scope and Contents

Includes observations and anecdotes on contemporary Enlightenment figures including Dugald Stewart, James Boswell, Tobias Smollett and Lord Kames, and an inventory of Fraser Tytler’s publications up to 1793. Also included are copies of letters sent by David Dalrymple (Lord Hailes), and a number of verses by William Shenstone, Allan Ramsay, James Beattie and William Shakespeare translated into Latin by Fraser Tytler.

Dates: ?1778-1802.

Commonplace book of Alexander Fraser Tytler., 1802-1812.

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Identifier: Acc.11737/6
Scope and Contents

Includes further observations and anecdotes on contemporary Enlightenment figures including Lord Kames, Adam Smith, David Hume, Lord Monboddo and William Robertson. There are extensive extracts of David Dalrymple’s (Lord Hailes) commonplace book and Alexander Carlyle’s autobiography. Several letters and notes on Tytler have been added to the volume after his death. Three printed dedications, including those to Joseph Black and James Beattie, have been tipped in by Tytler.

Dates: 1802-1812.