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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Legal instruments in which a person declares the disposition of his/her property, to take effect after his/her death, and which is revocable during the lifetime of that person.

Found in 147 Collections and/or Records:

11 letters of George Douglas Brown to Tom Smith.

Identifier: Acc.6735
Scope and Contents

Mostly on personal matters and mentioning his own academic and literary work.


letter, 1901, of Brown to John Smith, concerning "The House with the Green Shutters"

manuscript copy, 1902, of Brown`s will.

Dates: circa 1892-1902.

Accounts of Lady Meade and of her son, Thomas Meade., 1764-1779, undated.

Identifier: MS.12947
Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows. (i) Apothecaries’ bills, 1764-1779 (folio 1); (ii) Letter, 1772, of Francis Paynter to Thomas Meade, enclosing a rental of Thomas Meade's estates at Mitchell in Cornwall (folio 46); (iii) Extract copy of Lady Meade's will, 1772 (folio 48); (iv) Miscellaneous Meade family accounts, 1718-1779, undated chiefly of Thomas Meade at Bath (folio 50).

Dates: 1764-1779, undated.

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

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.

Commonplace book, 1863-1896, of Robert Dickson Glover, a merchant at Roslin and later in Portobello.

Identifier: MS.14277
Scope and Contents

The book contains verses, historical and literary material, notes of events in Roslin, 1869-1873, and fragments of a diary for 1895-1896. A later hand has added copies of poems and of the will, May 1927, of John Glover who died in 1933 (folio 96).

Dates: 1863-1896, 1927, undated.

Copies and notes from official records, relating to the family of Cockburn and their connections., 16th century-19th century.

Identifier: MS.2996
Scope and Contents

Transcripts and translations of Ch.2045-2047 will be found on folios 14-37. Among the documents copied is the will of Alison Cockburn, author of 'The flowers of the forest' (folio 47).

Dates: 16th century-19th century.

Correspondence and documents of, to and concerning Herucles Ross, 1762-1831.

Identifier: MS.50264
Scope and Contents Letter, 1805- of Elizabeth Carmichael to Hercules Ross concerning the death of Lord Nelson (folio 1).Letters, 1820-1831, of John Lindsay and John Low to Horatio Ross concerning a dispute about a Spanish prize and requests for patronage (folios 3-11).Facsimile of letter, 1 September 1780, of Horatio Nelson to Hercules Ross concerning Nelson’s return to England (folio 13).Copy letter, 7 November 1801, of Henrietta Ross to Lord Nelson, concerning Horatio Ross...
Dates: 1762-1831.

Correspondence and papers of and concerning the 3rd Earl of Minto., 1844-1880.

Identifier: MS.12331
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows. (i) Wills of the 3rd Earl and Countess of Minto and related papers, 1862-1886 (folio 1); (ii) Correspondence and papers, 1844-1888, concerning the marriage settlement of the 3rd Earl and Countess of Minto (folio 68); (iii) Papers, 1866-1881, concerning settlements for the younger children of the 3rd Earl and Countess of Minto (folio 129); (iv) Correspondence and papers, 1879, concerning the marriage settlement of the Honourable Hugh Frederick Hislop Elliot (folio...
Dates: 1844-1880.

Correspondence of Sir James Dalrymple's younger children, 1753-1800, undated, and miscellaneous papers, 1759-1802., 1753-1802, undated.

Identifier: MS.25286
Scope and Contents The correspondence of Sir James Dalrymple's younger children, being chiefly letters to Janet and Rachel Dalrymple from their brothers, Alexander Dalrymple, hydrographer, Lieutenant-Colonel James Dalrymple, and William Dalrymple in Madras. With a letter from Captain Cook to Hugh Dalrymple, 1776. (Folio 1.) The miscellaneous papers including notes by Janet Dalrymple concerning a knitting school in Fisherrow, Musselburgh (Folio. 38), wills of Janet and Rachel Dalrymple, and verse of...
Dates: 1753-1802, undated.