- A collection of letters, papers and formal documents, 1679-1815
relating mostly to the Scottish universities and to the Church of
Scotland; with two letters on antiquarian matters, 1787-8, to the
11th Earl of Buchan.
- Miscellaneous letters, 1757-72, of and to Walter, William &
Robert Brisbane, merchants, Glasgow & Ayr; with some other
unrelated letters and papers.
- Incomplete journal, ca.1780, of a tour in Scotland.
- Five letters, 1789-97, of Sylvester Douglas, later Lord
Glenbervie, to his sister and brother-in-law, Katherine and James
- Calligraphic copy, 1816, by one J.F.G. of Dunbar, of the poems
of Hector MacNeill.
- Etching, 1819, by Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe, parodying a
painting by Van Dyck of the children of Charles I.
- Diaries and letter books, 1820-1884, of Vice-Admiral Sir
Charles Malcolm and other members of the Malcolm of Burnfoot family
including his sons, George and Pulteney Malcolm.
- Letter and two geological drawings, 1825, by James Hall of
Salisbury Crags, Edinburgh.
- Photocopies of sale catalogues, 1834, 1835 and 1845, of
paintings and drawings by the late Thomas Stothard, RA.
- Album, 1835, of Eliza Boothby containing verses and drawings by
various hands, being the former property of the family of Robert
Boothby, Baron Boothby.
- Photocopy of a journal, 1836, of a tour in northern
France, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland by a member of the
- A collection of holograph George Borrow manuscripts,
manuscripts of others in the Borrow circle, photographs of similar
material, and extensive notes on Borrow by Sir Angus Fraser. Also a
heavily annotated copy of Collie & Fraser, George Borrow: a
bibliographical guide (1984). [Accompanying a large bequest of
George Borrow printed material.]
- Photocopy of a journal, 1863, largely of a visit to Rome but
mentioning also places in Campania, etc.
- Photocopy of a transcript of a journal, 1883, of a voyage from
Glasgow to Queensland by Margaret Hinshelwood.
- 'The Forres Affair: the Rector and the School Board', being a
study of an educational dispute in Forres, 1888 and the career of
David M J James (1855-1929).
- Minute books and other records of Buteshire, 1892-1918,
Kilmarnock, 1901-23, and Ardrossan, 1908-29, Liberal
- Collection of Socialist and left wing pamphlets, 1902-89, and
newspaper cuttings on the industrial relations in the 1970s and
1980s, collected and rranged by Ian S Wood and used in his
- Transcript of the diaries of Eric H M Robertson (1887-1941)
from 1907 to 1924 describing his art work and other activities, and
artistic life in Edinburgh; with indexes to the diaries and
biographical notes on persons mentioned in the texts.
- Minutes and other papers, 1909-97, of the Graphical, Paper and
Media Union, Edinburgh Branch, and predecessor bodies.
- Concert programmes, photographs, correspondence,
newspaper-cuttings and other papers, ca.1913-1970s, of and relating
to Joseph Hislop, (1883-1977).
- A letter, 1914, of Sir Ernest Shackleton to J F Paton, Alloa,
seeking financial support for his Imperial Trans-Antarctic
- Photograph album compiled by Margaret Marx of the Scottish
Women's Ambulance Corps/Scottish Women's Hospitals work in Romania
and Russia, 1916-17. With copies of documents relating to Miss
Patricia Walker (later Mrs Orr) of the Corps.
- Letters, 1918-36 and n.d., of David Barnett, Lady Stair's House
Museum, Edinburgh, to Mary Merkley, Williamsburg, Ontario, Canada,
on matters relating to Robert Burns, together with a lock of the
hair of Burns's widow Jean Armour and a copy of the deed relating
to the Glenriddell Manuscripts.
- Records, 1925-75, of the Scottish Sunday School Union for
Christian Education; with some additional related papers,
- School Science exercise book, 1932, of Muriel Camberg, later
- Papers and correspondence, 1937-1999, of John Dunlop regarding
his membership of the International Brigade during the Spanish
- Two volumes of a war diary, 1943-46, of Lt David Black Barclay,
RA, in North Africa and Italy, together with a sketchbook, 1943-44.
An earlier volume of poetry written by D B Barclay and a nature
record kept by his wife Annie, 1947-48, accompany the wartime
- Letter, 1980, and manuscript of a poem, 1944, of George
- Notebook, entitled 'Library List', with entries of books
required, of Mary Robson, Aberdeen, 1946.
- Letter, 1947, of Susan, Lady Tweedsmuir, referring to the
autobiographies of her late husband, John Buchan, 1st Baron
Tweedsmuir, and his sister, O Douglas.
- Literary and personal papers, ca.1950-2000 of Dorothy Dunnett,
including research notes, typescripts and proofs of her novels,
correspondence, and papers relating to her involvement in various
cultural and business organizations.
- Additional correspondence and papers of Ruari Maclean, 1951-98,
mostly with designers and typographers.
- Further papers, ca.1960-1980 of Sir Alastair M Dunnett.
- Copy of Edwin Muir, The Estate of Poetry (1962), with
a letter, 1962, of T S Eliot, and a letter, 1963, of Helen
Sutherland, both to Willa Muir, and two other Muir volumes.
- Records, 1968-80, of Club Leabhar Ltd, Inverness and Stornoway,
Gaelic and Highland publisher.
- Correspondence and papers, 1969-76, of the Gaelic language
campaigning group Comunn na Canain Albannaich (Scottish Language
- Papers, ca.1975-1999, of the late Clive Wainwright, PhD, FSA,
relating to Sir Walter Scott and to the furnishing and decoration
- Letter, 1978, of Frank Thompson to Sorley MacLean.
- Correspondence, 1985-99, and a small number of manuscripts and
typescripts, c.1996-2001, of Alasdair Gray.
- Eight photographs, 1989, of David Morrison and Bet Low.
- Typescript, c.1991, of 'Confessions of a Justified Librarian'
by David Morrison.
- Minutes, correspondence and papers, 1993-2002, of
- Letters and poems, 1993-2000, of George Bruce, and papers of
Ian McNab concerning George Bruce and Fraserburgh.
- Papers and letters, 1994-8, of George Bruce, with some letters
of Elizabeth Cumming concerning a proposed work on her husband,
- Manuscript version, with art-work, of Andrew Winton, Twenty
most favourite songs of Burns: with music, words and notes on the
lasses to whom they were written (London, 1998).
- Declaration, 2000, of the Million Children of Scotland (in one
- Copy of article, 2001, by R. Ian Elder entitled 'The Young
Scots Society: a lost liberal legion'.
- Research papers of the author for Michael McManus, Jo
Grimond: Towards the Sounds of Gunfire (Edinburgh 2001).
- Entries, 2001, to 'Wanted Poets', a writing competition for
Midlothian Primary Schools.
- Typescript and revised typescript of, and readers' reports on
The Kingship of the Scots 842-1292 by A A M Duncan, 2002,
together with notes on the genesis of the book and the text of a
speech given by the author at the launch.
- 'Alexander Barclay, (1785-1864): spokesman for the Jamaican
plantocracy', a study by Ruth Jennings, 2002.
- Corrected typescript, 2002, of Joan Lingard's 'The Kiss'.
- Manuscripts and typescripts, 2002, of poems and short stories
of Trevor Morrison.
- Fourteen volumes of press cuttings, various dates.
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