And with his Wordes debonair

November 1, 2010 by


John Gower, Confessio Amantis.  England, c. 1400.  Beinecke call number: Osborn fa1.

In sorrow deep, I wake, I sleep, with greife my heart’s opprest;

October 31, 2010 by


Poem from a “collection of sundry devout pieces in the hand of the Reverend Mr. James Aird of Toryburn,” undated. Beinecke call number: GEN MSS 89, Box 105, folder 1921.

Dearest Sister, This is my 3rd since ye went west

October 30, 2010 by


Letter from Lady Anne Bruce Murray to Lady Elizabeth Bruce Boswell, 1705 June 30. Beinecke call number: GEN MSS 89, Box 104, folder 1920.

The Prophecie of Paulus Grebnerus concerning these times

October 29, 2010 by


The Prophecie of Paulus Grebnerus, undated. Beinecke call number: GEN MSS 89, Box 87, folder 1620.

Wee undersubscribdes tennants

October 28, 2010 by


Obligation by the tenants of Auchinleck not to attend “feild conventicles,” 1688 July. Beinecke call number: GEN MSS 89, Box 92, folder 1691.

yr. letter dated the 14th cam this evening

October 27, 2010 by

Letter from Elizabeth Murray, Duchess of Lauderdale to Alexander Bruce, Earl of Kincardine, no year March 19th.

By my last you had my own thoughts about matters here

October 26, 2010 by

Letter from Gilbert Burnet to Alexander Bruce, Earl of Kincardine, no year April 23. Beinecke call number: GEN MSS 89, Box 100, folder 1824.

I am now three letters behind with you

October 25, 2010 by


Letter from Alexander Bruce, Earl of Kincardine to his son Charles. 1676 April 19. Beinecke call number: GEN MSS 89, Box 100, folder 1822.

My Lord, My verie heartie acknewladgments

October 24, 2010 by


Letter from Anna Mackenzie, Countess of Argyll to Alexander Bruce, Earl of Kincardine, 1672 June 7. Beinecke call number: GEN MSS 89, Box 99, folder 1814.

Brother after my most heartly comendations

October 23, 2010 by


Letter from Sir Edward Bruce of Kinloss to Sir George Bruce of Carnock, circa 1605. Beinecke call number: GEN MSS 89, Box 99, folder 1791.