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A Description of Scotland and other papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5124
Scope and Contents

'The description of Scotland and the King's entertainment there', 8 folios. It begins: 'First for the country I must confesse...', and ends: '...a tower as Edenborough in Lowsir Scotland'. The papers include: (fo. 2) [Thomas Scott], 'Vox Populi', 1620; (fo. 8v) verses, 'Ther's proclamation sent, Great Brittaine round about'.

Dates: 1650 (Circa)
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William Henry Playfair: Memoranda

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6305
Scope and Contents

The volume contains notes on bridge construction and on watercolour painting (fos 2-12); a journal of an excursion from Edinburgh to Arran and back, 1-9 May 1811, with notes of expenses (fos 13-20 and 44r-43r); undated notes of other travelling expenses (fo. 47r); pencil sketches, one of a crane at Bell Rock Lighthouse (fos 47v and 45); and addresses of London tradesmen (fo. 42v). Fos 42-47 are entered from the back of the book. Fos 20v-42r are blank. Administrative / Biographical History

Dates: 1850 (Circa)
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