EIGHT POSTCARDS black and white photographic views, c1915.
Comprises: Herring Boats entering the Harbour; Moonlight on the Harbour; Hauling the Salmon Nets on the Dee, Aberdeen; Union Terrace Gardens; Union Terrace and High U.P. Church; Bridge of Dee (these five Adelphi series); Fountainhall Road; Paddle steamer in the docks. All used.
Allom (T), artist
INTERIOR OF ROSLYN CHAPEL steel engraving.
Size 5" x 7", plus margins.
¶ Shows the heavily-decorated columns and arches, two small figures in the distance.
LETTER on headed paper of John Gibson, Coal and Forage Merchant, Alyth.
To J. Murray at Oaty Hill Farm, Laurencekirk, saying he will send a horse to his address in a Horse Van, together with 3 letters between Murray and Gibson about his complaint that the horse is vicious and refusal to pay the full price.
Atholl (Duchess of)
LETTER signed M. Atholl, dated Dunkeld(?), August 5th 1808.
1p., 4to, integral address panel on verso. Broken black wax seal, small piece torn from top left corner in blank area. Small hole between lines where seal broken. Letter addressed to Messrs. Collingridge & Co., coachmakers, enclosing instructions about a Phaeton the Duke has 'bespoke for his Friend'. Says he should take care 'that it is Strong, and all good, as the roughness of the Roads in this Country will try it severely'.
PLAN OF EDINBURGH
Coloured plan, size approx 12«" x 18", single fold at centre. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Small tear at central fold neatly repaired on verso.
¶ With street index in margins.
PLAN OF GLASGOW Coloured plan
Size approx 12«" x 18", single fold at centre. Scale 4" to 1 mile.
¶ With street index in margins.
EDINBURGH CASTLE in Midlothian.
Copper engraving, size 5" x 7", plus margins. A few foxing spots at edge of paper.
¶ Buildings in foreground, view framed by trees.
Brown (James) Printers
THE ABERDEEN HERALD
March 31st, 1860. Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp., folds, Some minor browning along part folds on front page.
¶ Many adverts. for local firms, steamship sailings, Provost's resignation etc.
Brown (James) Printers
THE ABERDEEN HERALD April 7, 1860.
Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp., folds, Some minor browning along part of one fold on front page.
¶ Many adverts for steamship and clipper sailings, with small vignettes of ships.
REGISTERED MORTIFICATION Doctor John Hutton, In favour of The Poor of the paroch of Carlaverock and others.
3pp., small folio, on blue paper, giving the complete text of the mortification of 1719... together with... A different printing of the same mortification, 2pp... together with... Memorandum of Information by the Trustees of Dr. John Hutton to the Commissioners appointed under the Educational Endowments (Scotland) Act, 1882. 2pp., folio, setting out the objects of the Trust and describing the funds and the existing and previous Schools, with subjects taught. 3 items.
¶ John Hutton had made a considerable fortune as physician to 'their late Majesties William and Mary', and left £900 to the Elders of Carlaverock to pay a schoolmaster and educate and apprentice four local boys 'native born of honest parents'. He also (although this is not mentioned here) left a collection of books to the Presbytery of Dumfries, including the prayer book used by King Charles on the scaffold.
ARTICLES OF ROUP of the East Subjects in Cellardyke lying in the Orfat Wynd consisting of a House and yard...
Manuscript on 2p., sm. folio, blank conjoint leaf, setting out conditions of sale, and with a signed agreement for the sale at the highest bid price of £34.
¶ The house was William Eadie's and the purchaser was Andrew Pratt, fisher in Cellardyke.
DISPOSITION by Sir Archibald Edmonstone of Duntreath, Bart., in favor of Lt. Col. Andrew Geils of Dumbuck. 1822.
Contemporary copy on 21 pages, small folio, sewn at left margin, folded.
Paper watermarked 1821.
¶ Refers to many plots of land in the Burgh of Dumbarton, giving exact location of the lands with adjoining owners, for example 'an acre of land called Guildy Acre lying in the Green of the Burgh of Dumbarton betwixt the lands of the mains of Colquhoun upon the south... and the common way on the north and the land belonging ot Sir James Smollet on the west...'
ARTICLES OF ROUP of all and whole Three Parks lying in the Burgh roads of Dumfries belonging to Thomas Goldie of Craigmuir to be Exposed to public roup... 28th January 1819...
3p, manuscript, small folio. Each page signed by Goldie in a shaky hand.
Edinburgh and Glasgow Union Canal
PETITION of Robert Robb, Tenant in Gorgie, against Lord Bannatyne's Interlocutor Passing A Bill of Suspension for Union Canal Company.
10pp., 4to, sewn at margin
J. & C. Muirhead, Printers, Edinburgh. 1821.
¶ 'the Edinburgh and Glasgow Union Canal Company... have of late been forming a Canal or inland navigation from Falkirk towards the vicinity of Edinburgh. In performing their operations they occupied a part of the lands of Meggetland, under lease to the petitioner...'
PERSPECTIVE VIEW of the Castle and City of Edinburgh, with the Towns of Leith, Burnt island & Kinghorn.
Copper engraved view, taking in the whole of the city, with the castle on the left, hills of Fife in the distance, men with a horse in foreground. Size approx. 7" x 12", plus margins. Title below, and 'Engraved for The Modern Universal British Traveller' in smaller lettering in top margin. Small repaired edge tear at top margin.
DISPOSITION by the Hon. George Skene Duff of Milton Duff in favour of Archibald Inglis of The lands of the South College of Elgin, and others.
21p., small folio, sewn with pink tape at edge. Draft copy, with some amendments, and later lawyer's notes in the margins. The lands comprised the Manse of the sub-Dean of Moray, the Archdean's Manse, crofts called the Sub-Chanters, land in the east of Elgin late the Earl of Fife's 'all now enclosed between the walls of the College'. There is an abstract of deeds from 1690. Cover leaf with docket title torn.
HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE Sewing Machine, 60 vols. Valuable Books &c, At No. 4 Newhall Terrace, Greenhead, To be Sold by Warrant of the Sheriff, Monday 11th December... James Hamilton Auctioneer.
Poster, size 11" x 9", heading in large letters. Lists over 20 items including American Clock, 3-light Gasalier etc.
1st December 1882.
OBLIGATION BOND of Major John Spens of Stonelaw and Robert Park Merchant in Glasgow to Margaret Austin daughter of Capt. Joseph Austin of Kilspindy.
Large folio sheet, written on one side only, folds. Signed and witnessed. Docket title and later note of 1791 on verso.
Gray (John), Publisher
NORTH BRITISH ADVERTISER No. 1602.
July 11, 1857. Broadsheet newspaper, containing advertising only. 4 very large pages. Folds. Some slight dustmarking in margin of first page.
¶ As well as numerous adverts. for local firms includes notices of Public Meetings, Situations Wanted, Situations Vacant, Property Sales, sailings to Australia etc.
TWO AUCTION SALE CATALOGUES For Sale of Store Sheep, 23rd October, 1940, and for sale of 1350 Suckled Calves, Blue-Grey, Aberdeen Angus Cross, Galloway and Shorthorn, 22nd October, 1940.
Each 4pp., tall 8vo, on thick paper, vertical fold.
A GENERAL VIEW of the City & Castle of Edinburgh, the Capital of Scotland.
Copper engraving, size 8" x 11", plus margins, decorative border. Shows view looking across the city towards Fife, figures in the foreground. Paper slightly darkened at edges, with some creases and edge tears in side margins... together with a similar engraving with two views, Montrose and Channery, which is slightly creased. Two items.
¶ Both engravings are from Hogg's 'The New British Traveller'.
RECEIPT whereby James Scott, Writer in Jedburgh, confirms that he holds 'Writes' for the Lands of Swanshiell, and that he has made copies to send to Mr Elliott writer in Edinburgh. He says he will give other writings to Janet Grieve Heiress of Swanshill when she has settled her account.
Manuscript, small folio. Signed by Scott and witnessed by James Oliver, Schoolmaster at Hobkirk(?), and another.
HIGHLAND AND AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY
Printed letter dated 21st August 1854, from the Secretary, 1p, 4to, and on verso double page form to be filled in by farmer, with columns for acreage of crops, nos. of stock etc.
EXECUTION of Intimation and Hypothecation.
Warrant of James Adam, Steward Officer of Kirkudbright, for sequestration of goods for non-payment of rent by Robert McQueen of Upper Clarebrand. 2p., small folio, with list of stock and value. Signed by Adams and witnesses. With declaration by McQueen that he consents to sale by public roup of his crop. Handwriting rather untidy... together with... James Lidderdale, Writer's bill for legal duties re. auction. 11 lines, sm. folio. 2 items.
Maclaren (Charles), Printer
THE SCOTSMAN or Edinburgh Political and Literary Journal.
Dec. 30th, 1829. 8pp. Partly split down spine, a few small rust marks. Top edge uncut.
DECRET John Kerr, Provost, James Spalding, John MacCraken and James Creighton Baillies of the Burgh of Dumfries... versus John Irving, Commissary and Steward Officer in Dumfries...
Order that Irving 'flitt and remove himself, his wife... cottars, dependents goods and gear...' from the house 'at the head of the white sands of Dumfries belonging to Mary Cuthbertson now residing in New York in America'. 1«p.
PROSPECTUS of the Proposed Corn Exhange and Public Hall at Melrose.
1p., 4to, giving a list of the Provisional Committee and setting out the proposals, conjoint leaf with application form for Shares. On verso of the first page is a manuscript note of six subscriptions, including The Rt. Hon. Lord Polvarth with 40 Shares (£200). Folds.
29th January 1862.
Menzies (J), Edinburgh, Publisher
SOUVENIR OF THE NORTH Forty engravings on glazed cards.
Each card size 5«" x 3«", one engraving on each card. Inserted into boards covered in red silk tartan, gilt, with purple card flaps, gilt on front board faded, silk split down edges of spine. The engraving is by J. Gellatly, from a variety of artists.
¶ Includes views of Edinburgh, Lock Katrine, Stirling, Falls of the Clyde, Loch Lomond, Taymouth Castle, Loch Ness, Dunkeld, Loch Leven, etc.
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THREE ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheet XVI N.E. (Hairmyres Hospital, Thorntonhall); VIII N.E. (Glengowan, part of Moffat), XI S.W (High Blantyre, Nerston).
Scale 6" to 1 mile. Contours in red. Size 12" x 18".
Provisional Edition. 1948.
DISPOSITION of a toft lying in the north end of the town of Garmouth, Alexander Marshall, Sailor in Garmouth, to Andrew James, for the yearly payment of six shillings Scots money.
Two and a half pages, small folio, some browning of paper down central fold and at edges, and 2" split at fold.
¶ Names land and property adjoining the plot, and refers to 'Deliverance of earth and Stone of the foresaid Toft'.
Muirhead (C) Printer
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER
February 18, 1834. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp., folded.
¶ Contains 3 columns on Highland Society livestock competition.
BILL for port wine, beer, meals at the Dalrymple Arms Inn.
Billhead with decorative engraving showing arms of Dalrymple. Receipted over stamp. Some whitish discoloration of the blue paper.
THE ANTONINE WALL 2« inch map.
Folding map, illustration of Roman coin on wrap.
REPORT UPON THE BOROUGH OF PORTOBELLO
1p, with a Plan of the Town, by R.K. Dawson, coloured in outline, scale 6" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. Some minor off-setting on plan.
Ramsay and Son, Publisher
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT May 30, 1833.
Newspaper, 4pp. Folds.
¶ Contains adverts for auction sales, shipping news, notice of auction sale by Blackwoods of stock, copyright, copper plates of the 'murder in Leith etc.
Ramsay and Son, Publisher
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT Feb. 9th, 1835.
¶ Contains adverts for auction sales, report of dinner at Perth for Hon. Fox Maule, murder in Leith etc.
Ramsay (D), Printer & Publisher
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT May 30, 1833.
Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp., folds... with... edition of May 30, 1834. 2 items. Red tax stamps.
¶ Includes notice for auction sales of Island of Benbecula and part of South Uist, of the Stock and Copyright of Blackwood's 'The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia', sale of the Island of Gigha,
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT Two newspapers, February 14 and July 25, 1833.
Broadsheet newspapers, each 4pp., folded.
¶ Includes report of the second reading of the abolition of slavery bill in the Commons, houses to let and for auction etc., list of subscribers to the Memorial to Sir Walter Scott with amounts, shipping news etc.
Ramsay (G), Publisher
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT July 2, 1846.
Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp.
Rosoman (Keith), Artist
SHELL GUIDE TO INVERNESS-SHIRE Poster, lithograph and letterpress printing, glossy surface.
Illustration showing Braeriach in the Cairngorms, cairn from Culloden Moor, Flora Macdonald, capercaillie and black grouse, salmon flies, Cairngorm brooches, bagpipes, etc. Description and map with key below. Overall size 29" x 20", metal hanger top and bottom. Shell logo at bottom.
Russell (Alex), Publisher
THE ELGIN COURANT and Morayshire Advertiser. October 11, 1850.
Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp., red tax stamp. Dustmarking along 10" of two folds.
¶ Contains article on the 'Gigantic Workhouse' at Barnshill, Glasgow, celebrations for the Earl of Fife's birthday, etc.
Saddlers and Harness Makers
TWELVE BILLS all with printed headings, for Scottish firms.
Comprises Dalkeith (2), Glasgow (1), Edinburgh (2), Aberdeen (1), Dumfries(1), Oban (1), Huntly (1), Wishaw (1), Kirkcudbright (1), Stranraer (1). Varying sizes from folio to 8vo, all compoeted with lists of work done.
Scottish Farmers' Club
REPORT on the Accounts of the Acting Committee of the Chamber of Agriculture and Scottish Farmers Club, 14th November 1864 to 31st December 1865.
2«p., folio, folds.
¶ The Club was instituted in November 1864.
NOTICE by Solway Fisheries Commissioners as to Mr Murray Stewart's Fishings. Sent to Russell & Nicholson (Solicitors).
Contemporary copy, 1«p, folio, manuscript. Orders the owner to appear at a special court at Kircudbright, for an enquiry into the fixed engines for taking salmon at Cally... together with... Copy letter from the solicitor to the Chairman at Register House, Edinburgh, describing the location of the three fishings in Fleet Bay. He says in the 1860's 'there was but one fixed engine... though for time immemorial before there have been constant fishing by stake and fixed nets all along Mr. Murray Stewart's lands on the Shores'... together with... Memorandum of Rentals on the Boughton estate including Cally Grass Parks, Tayland fishery, shooting let, 2p., folio. 1851. 3 items.
COPY CERTIFIED RENTAL of the Estate of William Murray Esq. of Touchadam & Pitlochie in the Parish of St. Ninians and the Shire of Stirling on 21st October 1772.
Copy, made 1818. 6 double-page spreads, with columns for 'Possessions and Possessors', 'Money Rent', 'Meal', 'Total Rent' etc. Lists properties in the Barony of Touchanam, Cowie, Balquhidrock, and 'Old fues before 1691 disjoined...' etc. Manuscript, neatly written throughout, sewn at left edge.
¶ Attestation at the end refers to 'the process of Disjunction'.
ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 90.
Popular Edition. Buff and red wraps with shield and crown.
The Royal Highland Agricultural Society
TRANSACTIONS. Sixth Series Vol 1. 1956.
295pp., 8vo. Numerous photographic illustrations of bulls, horses etc. Stiff wraps, some minor foxing spots on front wrap.
¶ Includes Premiums awarded by the Society for that year (Inverness).
EXTENSIVE SALE OF GROWING CROP Draught Horses, Farm Stocking, and Household Furniture, at Powflatts.... To be Sold by Public Roup.... The Crop consists of about 6 acres of Wheat, 10 do. Barley.... 3 Draught Horses, 2 Mares, 10 Milch Cows....
Poster, size 11" x 9". Traces of folds, small piece torn from margin, some repaired edge tears, some slight wear near central fold.
Veitch (Printer and Publisher)
THE DAILY COURANT March 17, 1860.
Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp., folded.... together with another edition March 24, 1860, 4pp. 2 items.
¶ Includes detailed report of a farewell dinner given to Joseph Lister on his moving to Glasgow to become Professor of Surgery.
Veitch (W), Printer and Publisher
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT November 29, 1860.
Very large broadsheet newspaper, 4pp., folded. Red tax stamp, folds. Some slight dustmarking on first page at folds.
¶ Details of application for various railway bills, dangerous tenement at Fishmarket close, etc.
Veitch (W), Publisher
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT October 31st, 1865.
Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp, folds.
¶ Includes report on 'Desperate Encounter with a Fallow Buck', fishermen drowned in Dornock Firth, etc.
Veitch (W), Publisher
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT November 19th, 1866.
Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp, folds.
¶ Contains advert for Aitchison's Celebrated Fifty-Shilling Watch, very detailed four-column report on the Parliamentary Reform demonstration at Edinburgh.
Veitch (William), Publisher
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT December 13, 1865.
Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp, folds.
¶ Includes 4 columns on the opening of the Glasgow Industrial Exhibition.
ACCOUNTS of James Fairley for carpentry and odd jobs done for Mrs Maitland at West Calder.
In 8vo 'Commercial Memorandum Book 1857', marbled wraps, 16 pages of accounts, plus blank pages, detailing work such as making cold frames, cleaning windows 'painting old bridge green', 'packing box for Jelly', 'apprentice 3 days painting drying poles hotbed frame 2 coats and apple house door'.
¶ Possibly refers to the Maitland family of the Hermand estate.
WESTDRUMS HERD OF SCOTCH SHORTHORNS Booklet giving details of each one of the herd.
Size 5" x 7«", grained paper wraps with embossed gold title and head of bull. 5 photographic plates, map. Pedigrees printed in red and black, one per page. 60pp.
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