John Ramsay of Ochtertyre: Transcription

A full transcription of items borrowed by John Ramsay of Ochtertyre (Leighton MS 27)

Year Month Date Title Vol Returned
1785 Oct 22 Knox’s Essays [Crossed out]
1786 July Porteous’ Sermons Returned
1786 July 10 Swinburn’s Travels to Spain [Crossed]
1786 August 10 Beattie’s Evidences 2 vols [Crossed]
1786 August 22 Evelyn’s Sylva [Name crossed]
1786 September 22 Bacon’s Natural History 4 Vols [Name crossed]
1787 Nov 25 Watson’s Philip the second 2 vols [Name crossed]
1788 Jan 4 Nimmo’s History of Stirlingshire 1 Vol [Name crossed]
1788 Jan 4 Reid’s Essays 1 vol [Name crossed]
1788 Jan 4 Homer’s Iliad & Odyssey 4 Vol [Name crossed]
1788 Jan 8 Cavigero’s History of Mexico 2 Vols [Name crossed]
1788 Mar 3 Marsden’s Summatra 1 Vol [Name crossed]
1788 Mar 3 Ramsay’s Treatment of the African Slaves 1 Vol [Name crossed]
1788 Mar 3 Modern Europe 2 first vols [Name crossed]
1788 Jun 26 Evelyn’s Sylva 1 vol [Name crossed]
1788 Sep 27 Kaims elements of criticism 1st Vol [Name crossed]
1788 Sep 27 Ninon de l’Enclos [Crossed]
1788 Sep 27 Reid’s Inquiry [Name crossed]
1788 Sep 27 Carver’s Travels 1 vol [Name crossed]
1789 July 24 Evelyn’s Sylva 1 vol [Name crossed]
1789 July 24 Cunningham’s History of Great Britain 2 vols [Name crossed]
1789 Sep 29 Evelyn’s Sylva 1 vol [Name crossed]
1790 Oct 9 Biographia Britanica Vol the 3rd 20 Nov
1790 Nov 20 South’s Sermons 1st Vol 12 Jan
1790 Nov 20 Biog. Britanica 4th Vol 12 Jan
1790 Nov 20 Innes’ Critical Essays of Scotland 2 Vol 26 March
1791 Jan 29 Innes’s Critical Essays 2 Vol “Some returned 26 March”
1791 Jan 29 Biographica Brit: 5th Vol “Some returned 26 March”
1791 Jan 29 South 5 & 6 “Some returned 26 March”
1791 [oblit] 12 Innes’ Essays 2 Vols
1791 [oblit] 12 South 6th Vol
1791 [oblit] 12 Biographica Britanica 6th Vol 31 May
1791 Sept 22 Innes Essays 2 Vol
1791 Sept 22 South 6th Vol and d[itt]o 5th 5th ret. 6th Nov
1791 Sept 22 Philosophical poems by Hannah More One vol
1791 Sept 22 Hurd’s Sermons First Vol Ret
1791 Sept 22 Jo Majoris Hist: One Vol
1791 Sept 22 Irvine’s Travels One vol Ret
1791 Sept 22 Abercromby’s Lives One vol Ret
1792 Jun 1 Innes’ Essays 2 Vols 8 Aug 1792
1792 Jun 1 Henry More’s Poems One vol Ret
1792 Jun 1 Jo Majoris Hist: One Vol Ret
1792 Jun 1 Irvine’s Travels One vol Ret
1792 Jun 1 Abercromby’s Lives One vol Ret
1792 Oct 13 Rapin’s History Vol 5th Ret
1792 Nov 22 Herbert’s Travels (no 927) 16 Jan 1793
1793 Jan 17 The spiritual Quixote 3 vols Ret
1793 Jan 17 Sandy’s Relation of a journey no. 943 12 Aug
1793 Jan 17 Universal History no. 132 Vol the 4th Ret
1793 Nov 22 Donne’s Devotions single Ret
1793 Nov 22 New Annual Reg for 1790 Ret
1793 Nov 22 Jeremiah Taylor no. 1030 Ret
1793 Nov 22 Reynold’s Murder Reveng’d Ret
1794 August 14 King of Prussia 4th & 5th Ret
1794 August 14 Annual Register for 1792 Ret
1794 August 14 The Vanity of the Craft of Physick Ret
1794 Dec 16 Drexelia Rhetorica celestis Ret
1794 Dec 16 Drexeia Caelum Beatorum Ret
1794 Dec 16 Drexelia Prodromi Ret
1794 Dec 16 Liturgy of the Church of Jerusalem Ret
1794 Dec 16 Breviarium Monasticum Ret
1794 Dec 16 Cambden’s Remains 1 vol Ret
1795 Feb 9 Burnet’s Memoirs 1 vol Ret
1795 Feb 9 Baillie’s Journal 1st & 2nd vols Ret
1795 Mar 11 Burnet’s History of his own times 5 Vol Ret
1795 Mar 11 Vindication principles of the Cyprianic age Ret
1795 Nov 12 Hanway’s Travels 1st Vol Ret
1795 Nov 12 Manstein’s Memoirs Ret
1796 June 5 Les Provinciales Ret
1796 June 5 Nelson’s Life of Dr J: Bull Ret
1796 June 5 Bingham’s Soc Antiq 1st Vol Ret
1796 Oct 29 Bingham’s Antiquities 2nd Vol Ret
1796 Oct 29 Serres Delices de la mort Ren & Ret 20 Apr 1797
1796 Oct 29 Serre Delices de l’eternite Ren & Ret 20 Apr 1798
1796 Oct 29 Stradae Prolusiones Ren & Ret 20 Apr 1799
1797 Apr 20 Watson’s Philip the 2d 2 vols 30 May
1797 May 30 Watson’s Philip the 3d 1 Vol Ren & Ret 7 Aug
1797 May 30 Sleidan Histoire 1 Vol Ren & Ret 7 Aug
1797 August 7 Fuller’s Holy War Ren & Ret 5 Sept
1797 August 7 Fuller’s Holy State Ren & Ret 5 Sept
1797 August 7 Hospinianus de Monachis Ren & Ret 5 Sept
1797 August 7 Spiritual Quixote 3 Vols Ren & Ret 5 Sept
1797 Sept 5 Fuller’s Holy War
1797 Sept 5 Fuller’s Holy State
1797 Sept 5 Coxe’s Travels 4 Vols 28 Do
1797 Sept 5 Hospinianus de Monachis 17 Feb
1797 Sept 5 Swedenborg Arcana Caelestia 16 Nov
1797 Sept 5 [Swedenorg] Nova Hierosolym 16 Nov
1797 Sept 5 [Swedenborg] De telluribus 16 Nov
1797 Sept 5 [Swedenborg] Ultimo Judicio 16 Nov
1797 Oct 19 Biographia Brit. vol 5 17th (Ramsay’s Hand?)
1798 Feb 17 Ferguson’s Roman Republic Two 1st Vols Ret
1798 Feb 17 Grosier’s China 2 Vols Ret
1798 Apr 30 Ferguson R. Republic 3d Vol Ret
1798 Apr 30 Knox’s Essays 2 Vols Ret
1798 Apr 30 Montaigne’s Essays Ret
1798 Apr 30 Moors Travels 2 Vols Ret
1798 Apr 30 Dow’s Hindostan 3 Vols Ret
1798 Sept 21 Savary’ Egypt 2 Vols Ret
1798 Oct 31 [Savary’s] World Two 1st Ret
1798 Nov 20 Tott’s memoirs 2 vol Ret
1798 Dec 30 West on Resurr. 1 vol Ret
1798 Dec 30 The World 3d & 4th Vol Ret
1799 Feb 14 Gillis’s Greece 1st Vol Ret
1799 Feb 25 More’s Utopia Ret
1799 Feb 25 Volney 2nd Vol Ret
1799 May 24 Campbell’s first on the gospels Ret within the time
1799 May 24 & Sommeville’s One Ret within the time
1799 May 24 Campbells second on the gospels Ret
1799 May 24 Bigg’s Vanity 1 vol Ret 25 Feb 1800
1799 Feb 25 Robertson’s America 2 vols Ret in due time
1799 Feb 25 Religio Medici One small vol Ret in due time
1799 April 28 Lowth on Isaiah 1 vol Ret
1799 April 28 Gibbon 1st & 2nd Ret
1799 July 1 Universal History 5th Ret
1799 July 1 Gibbon 3rd Ret
1799 July 29 Gibbon 4th Ret
1799 July 29 Universal History 6th Ret
1799 Sept 15 Royal Soc: Transactions 3rd Ret
1799 Sept 15 Gibbon 5th & 6th Ret
1800 April 5 Brown on Errors Ret
1800 April 5 Middleton’s three of Cicero 3 vols Ret
1800 Apr 5 Savary’s Two on Egypt 2 Vols Ret
1801 Nov 13 Council of Trent 1 Ret
1801 Nov 13 Forbes’ Two Two Ret
1801 Nov 13 Doctrine of Life Ret
1802 Mar 23 Watson’s Philip the Second Two vols Ret
1802 Nov 16 Watson’s Philip the Third Ret
1802 Nov 16 Hooker One folio Ret
1802 Nov 16 Howel One folio Ret
1802 Nov 16 Nr. 833 from Press 6th Shelf 6th Ret
1803 Sept 19 Dalrymple Two vols Ret
1803 Sept 19 Hurd’s Dials 3 vols Ret
1803 Sept 19 Biog: Brit: 5th Vol Ret
1803 Nov 7 Biographia Brit 5th Vol Ret
1803 Nov 7 Dalrymple 2nd Vol Ret
1803 Dec 28 Lothian One Ret
1803 Dec 28 Hart Two Ret
1804 Feb 8 Cox 1st & 2nd Ret
1804 Feb 8 Melville’s Memoirs One Ret
1804 August 29 Tableau des [sains?] 1 & 2 vols Ret
1804 August 29 Grossier’s China 2 Vols Ret
1804 Dec 24 Burnet’s History of his own times 5 Vols Ret
1805 Feb 2 Arnot;s History of Edinr One vol Ret
1805 Nov 7 Shuckfords Connect.s 2nd & 3rd Ret
1805 Nov 7 Bingham Two first Ret
1805 Dec 12 Tindal Fourth Ret
1806 Jan 10 South 2nd Ret
1806 Feb 26 South 1st & 3rd Ret
1806 May 5 South 1st Vol Ret
1806 May 5 Spiritual Quixote 3 vols Ret
1806 May 5 Barretti two first Ret
1806 Nov 11 Cunningham’s G Britain 2 vols Ret
1806 Nov 11 Kames Elements 1 Vol Ret
1807 Jan 28 Cox 1st & 2nd Ret
1807 Feb 27 Cox 3rd Ret
1807 Feb 27 Anson’s Voyages Ret
1807 August 5 Wykenham’s Life Ret
1807 August 5 Memoirs of Brandenburgh Ret
1807 Sept 9 Marshall’s Travels 3 vols Ret
1807 Sept 9 Knox’s Essays 2 vols Ret
1808 March 18 Keith’s Church History 1 Ret
1808 March 18 Dalrymple 1st Ret
1808 March 18 Dalrymple two 2nd Ret
1808 March 18 Watson’s Philip the Second 2 Vols Ret
1808 March 18 Blair’s Sermons 1st Vol Ret
1808 March 18 Hurd’s Ss 2nd Ret
1808 Sept 30 Keith’s Church History 1 Ret
1808 Sept 30 Knox’s Church History 1 Ret
1808 Sept 30 Blair’s Sermons 2nd Vol Ret
1808 Sept 30 Hurd 3rd Ret
1808 Sept 30 Sage’s Life One Ret
1808 Sept 30 Le Clerc’s lives of the fathers One Ret
1809 Jan 30 Blair 3d & 4th Ret
1809 Jan 30 Burnet’s History three first Ret
1809 Jan 30 Carter’s Epictetus 2 vols Ret
1809 May 24 Dalrymple’s Memoirs 1st Vol Ret
1809 May 24 Burnet’s 4th & 5th Ret
1809 Oct 26 Blair’s Sermons 4th Ret
1809 Oct 26 Chrysal 4 Vols Ret
1809 Oct 26 [Qrds] Recreatins 3rd Ret
1809 Nov 27 Anacharsis Two first Ret
1809 Nov 27 Barretti’s Travels 4 Vols Ret
1809 Nov 27 Spiritual Quixote 3 Vols Ret
1810 March 14 Middleton’s Cicero 3 Ret
1810 Mar 14 Middleton’s Free Enquiry 1 Ret
1810 Mar 14 Middleton’s Letter fom Rome 1 Ret
1810 August 21 Burnet’s Memoirs 1 Ret in good time
1810 Sept 8 Secker’s Sermons 3rd & 4th Ret in good time
1810 Oct 30 Smith’s Enquiry two Ret
1810 Oct 30 Seed’s Sermons two Ret
1810 Apr 13 Chalmer’s Caledonia 1 vol Ret
1811/2* June 8 Scotch [Dreachea?] 4th Vol Ret
1811/2* Nov 9 Robertson’s America 2 Vols Ret
1811/2* Nov 9 Defense of Dramatic Poetry One Ret
1813 Dec 17 Dalrymple 1st Vol
1813 Dec 17 Spiritual Quixote 3 vols
1814 Jan 7 Dalrymple Two second Ret
1814 Jan 7 Essay on Ossian One Ret

*No year given

Leighton Library Borrowers Event

leighton-posterTo celebrate the culmination of this project, PhD student Jill Dye will be presenting the borrowing lives of three Leighton Library users, and exploring the benefits of this type of archive for those interested in local and family history.

The event will be held on Tuesday 28 March at  Stirling University Library, with a viewing of material from 5:30pm in the Special Collections Research Room, followed by a talk at 6pm in the Enterprise Zone. It is open to all, free of charge, and light refreshments will be available.

If you wish to attend, please register by emailing j.s.dye@stir.ac.uk

 

Borrowers Blog

This project aims to highlight the use of the Leighton Library in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and to look into the lives of some of its individual borrowers. Originally founded in “Dunblane in Scotland to remaine there for the vse of the Clergie of that Diocess”, the library’s trustees opened use of the library in 1734 to anyone able to pay a yearly subscription.

Borrowing records, which appear to be complete between 1780-1833, tend to give not only names and books borrowed, but also the occupation and address of those borrowing. This is therefore a resource invaluable to family and local historians, since such information is difficult to find before the first census in 1841. Furthermore, books selected for borrowing, along with how and when they were borrowed, give an insight into the library lives of each individual.

Each blog post on this site will explore the borrowings of an individual Leighton Library user, using local and family history sources to place the records of their borrowing into context. The blog will highlight the wide range of ages and occupations of library users, far beyond the clergy users that the library’s founder first envisaged.

A catalogue of the Leighton archives is published as Gordon Willis (1981) Catalogue of manuscripts: Leighton Library, University of Stirling Bibliographical Society. Copies are held in several research libraries and can be purchased from the University.