Skip Navigation or Skip to Content

Keyword search

Advanced search
  • Change view:
  • Grid view
  • List view
Watercolour Watercolour

Contemporary framed watercolour of naval action on 6 February 1806, with a letter from Seaman George Webster

Watch Watch

Silver watch in tin case inscribed 'J.P.J.' on the back, a gift to John Paul Jones from C.R. Arbigland in 1765, with a letter dated Nov 4th 1846 from Walter Peacock of Aberlady to Alice saying that he had just received the watch

Letter Letter

Letter to the Laird of Smeaton signed by Mary, Queen of Scots, sent from Carlisle, 25 June 1568

Letter Letter

Letter from Robert Burns to James Steuart accepting an invitation to dine on the anniversary of Prince Charles Edward Stuart's birthday, mounted under glass in a richly moulded frame, 1787

Letter Letter

Letter addressed to the Laird of Adamtoun requiring his attendance at Hamilton, with the autograph signature of Mary, Queen of Scots, dated 6 May 1568

Letter Letter

Letter from James II of England to McDonell of Keppoch, alluding to the death of "the brave Viscount Dundee", given at Dublin Castle, 30 November 1689

Letter Letter

Autograph letter from Lady Margaret Balmerino to Mrs Borthwick, her sister, announcing the execution of her husband, Lord Balmerino, and Lord Kilmarnock, dated London, 19 August 1746

Letter Letter

Autograph letter of Dr David Livingstone, African traveller

Letter / plaid / piece Letter / plaid / piece

Letter written by Sir Thomas Sheridan and signed by Charles Stuart, 2 September 1745, calling upon Sir James Kinloch to join the Royal Standard, with a piece of the Prince's plaid

Letter rack Letter rack

Electroplate letter or toast rack with a convex base resting on four bun feet: English, Birmingham, by J.W. Hukin and J.T. Heath, designed by Dr Christopher Dresser, design registered 9 May 1881

Letter Letter

Letter to a dressmaker on the subject of a pelisse and dress suitable for archery, dated 'Adlington Hall / July 6th', signed by Louisa Erskine: British, 1830-c.1842

Letter Letter

Letter to Wilson of Bannockburn from William Monro, Senior, with an order for 42nd officers' tartan and 42nd coarse tartan, and commenting that fashion follows soldiers, Dornoch, 17 April 1810

Letter Letter

Letter: Ploughman 'A Poem for Scotland', written by the poet Scott Martin, dated 1 August 2000; it is typed on both sides and is unsigned; it refers to the poem on the postcard W.MS.2001.136

Letter Letter

Letter written on blue airmail paper and addressed to R.M. Mercer, Cape Town, salvaged from the Comet crash in 1954

Letter Letter

Letter written by the German soldier who comforted Private James Scouller of 3rd Seaforth Highlanders who died of wounds on 20th November 1917, received with his New Testament Bible by Scouller's family in Paisley

Letter Letter

Letter to Mrs Dick from Corporal Stark, 18 June 1916, regarding the leg-amputation operation on her husband, Private William Dick, Scots Guards, who died of wounds received at Ypres, 1916, World War I

Back to top

Museum reopening

Our museums are now open and tickets are available to book. We can't wait to welcome you back.

Find out more