Manuscript Donations

  • Borthwick Manuscripts: (I) 15th-century Book of Hours, probably from North Eastern France; (ii) Late 15th-century Book of Hours from Northern France; (iii) 15th-century English girdle-book containing astrological and medical material.
    Acc 12059
  • Commonplace book, 1772, of Donald McDuguald, Jura, containing a digest of largely religious and theological remarks.
    Acc 11971
  • Photocopy of the journal, 1786, of Eliza Dawson made on a tour through the north of England and Scotland.
    Acc 12017
  • Letter, 1810, of James Scott, Staff Sergeant, Hilsea Depot, Portsmouth, to Charles Scott, Edinburgh.
    Acc 12013
  • Photocopies of thirteen letters, 1812-19, of Major H R Duff to Messrs Cadell and Davies concerning the publication of Culloden Papers (1815).
    Acc 12018
  • Four letters, 1823, n.d., of Jane Welsh Carlyle, and two letters, 1838, n.d., of Grace Welsh to Isabella McTurk; a collection of verses, 1832, n.d., in various hands; and a folder of riddles and verses, probably ca.1828, given by Jane Welsh Carlyle to Isabella McTurk.
    Acc 12039
  • Microfilm of the diary, 1879, of A. Keith Johnston.
    Acc 11969
  • Programme and two photocopies of programmes, 1895-6, n.d., of the Jolly Beggars Burns Club, Mauchline.
    Acc 12026
  • Log Book and Visitors' Books, 1912-1980, of Glen Brittle Post Office, Isle of Skye.
    Acc 12050
  • Photograph albums, films and miscellaneous papers, 1917-96, n.d., of and relating to the Revd Dr Archibald Clive Irvine, medical missionary, Kenya.
    Acc 12016
  • Photocopies of letters, tributes and biographical note and photographs, 1918-39, of or concerning Rev Dr Murdoch Mackenzie, missionary in China.
    Acc 12056
  • Pocket diary, memoirs, photographs and other papers, 1918-47, of Robert di Falco, St Andrews, relating mostly to his service in the Italian Army, 1918-21; with his Italian war service medals (framed), and material relating to Gabriele d'Annunzio's seizure of Fiume,1919.
    Acc 12028
  • Manuscript poem, eight postcards from, and a photograph, ca.1920-7, n.d., by George Ramage (formerly Lance-Corporal, Gordon Highlanders, 1915-16).
    Acc 11982
  • Manuscript of 'Articles of Reminiscence' of Robert Barclay Thomson, Minister of Tighnabruaich East, 1927-33; with copies of his articles in the Badenoch Record, n.d., all relating to his climbing activities in the Cairngorms.
    Acc 12044
  • Letters, drawings, photographs and papers, 1927-1996, of Dr Harold John Taylor, Vice-Chancellor of Ganhati University, India.
    Acc 12051
  • Literary papers, 1928-71, n.d., of Jean Evans ('Jane Shaw') including notebooks, manuscripts and typescripts, and correspondence.
    Acc 12060
  • Correspondence and related papers, 1940, of Jim Harley, Edinburgh, largely with the Children's Overseas Reception Board (Scottish Branch), concerning the proposed evacuation of the Rosemary Harley to Canada. With Rosemary Harley's school reports, 1932-8, from Cranley School, Edinburgh, Cranley School photograph, 1937, and her notes on the papers, 2001.
    Acc 11939
  • A collection of letters, 1936-48, of Isobel Field, née Osbourne, ('Teuila') step-daughter of Robert Louis Stevenson, to Charles Paine; Isobel Field's 'Precious Book' containing notes on art technique; and a photograph of her in old age.
    Acc 12014
  • Description, by Miss J G M Allan, MBE, of her time as a nurse at the King George V Seamen's Memorial Hospital in Malta, 1938-42, with a letter, 1942, press cuttings and a newsletter.
    Acc 11950
  • Letter, 1939, of John Betjeman to Ruari Maclean.
    Acc 11943
  • Correspondence and papers, 1939-43, n.d., relating to the wartime detentions and deportations of members of the Jannetta family of St Andrews.
    Acc 12029
  • Journal and account book, 1940-1941, of Mrs Burton-Sayers's work party.
    Acc 11999
  • Manuscripts and typescripts of poems of C M Grieve ('Hugh MacDiarmid') collected for a proposed American edition of his selected poems, ca.1941.
    Acc 12058
  • Approximately ninety letters of Gavin Maxwell to R J G Payne, 1947-68.
    Acc 11998
  • Diary, 1950, of a visit to New Guinea on civil engineering business by W Gordon Stewart, former Director of Public Works in Singapore, Malaya.
    Acc 12003
  • Correspondence and reports home, under the auspices of the Church of Scotland's Missionary Partner Scheme, of the Rev Colin Forrester-Paton, in the Gold Coast, later Ghana, 1954-71.
    Acc 11977
  • Postcard, ca. 1972, of Margaret Drabble to Don Moody.
    Acc 12053
  • Manuscripts and typescripts of Sydney Goodsir Smith, including a corrected typescript of Under the Eildon Tree, and letters, 1975-6, to Hazel Goodsir Smith.
    Acc 12006
  • Letter, 1989, of Lady Lucinda Mackay to the Miss A M Stewart on her artistic career.
    Acc 12020
  • 'Comunn na Clarsaich: A Summary of the Archives' by Janet Watt, 1989; with associated photographs and slides used to illustrate the history.
    Acc 11940
  • Setting, 1997, of 'The Tryst' by William Soutar, and composition, 2000, for a national anthem for Scotland, by Douglas McPhie. Acc 12046
  • Editorial correspondence and papers, 1998-2001, of Ian C Cunningham relating to the publication of The Nation Survey'd: the Maps of Timothy Pont (East Linton, 2001).
    Acc 12027
  • Correspondence and papers relating to the publication of An Tuil: anthology of 20th-century Scottish Gaelic verse, edited by Ronald Black, Edinburgh, 1999; with scripts of two unpublished Gaelic novels of the late Rev Ewen MacLean, Edinburgh, and photocopies of 'Leabhar nam Prannag', manuscript poems of Ian Paterson.
    Acc 12035
  • Correspondence and papers of Jubilee 2000, Scotland, the campaign to cancel Third World debt.
    Acc 11942
  • Photograph of William Soutar niche panel, Tay River Flood Defence Wall, 2000.
    Acc 12004
  • Typescripts, n.d., of poems and short stories of, and press-cuttings, 2000, concerning Bill Thomson.
    Acc 12010
  • Manuscripts and typescripts, 2001, of poems and short stories of Trevor Morrison.
    Acc 11956
  • Three poems, 2001, of Mark Beddow.
    Acc 12021
  • Photocopy of corrected typescript, 2001, of MacDiarmid's Disciple by Henry Mair, with photocopies of related correspondence and reviews.
    Acc 12031
  • Corrected page proofs, 2001, of Today Tomorrow. Collected Poems, 1993-2000, by Dr George Bruce.
    Acc 12040

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