BOEC Original Series : Contents

Volume I (1908)

  • Provisional List of Old Houses Remaining in High Street and Canongate of Edinburgh pp1-30
  • The Embalming of Montrose pp31-46
  • The Pantheon: An Old Edinburgh Debating Society pp47-75
  • Sculptured Stones of Old Edinburgh: The Dean Group pp77-135
  • The Buildings at the East End of Princes Street and Corner of the North bridge : A Chapter in the Early History of the New Town of Edinburgh pp137-154

Volume I is available online at the Internet Archive

Volume II (1909)

  • Edinburgh at the Time of the Occupation of Prince Charles 1
  • The Flodden Wall of Edinburgh 61
  • The Covenanters' Prison in the Inner Greyfriars Yard, Edinburgh 81
  • The Cannon-Ball House 117
  • The Sculptured Stones of Edinburgh: II. The West-end and Dalry Groups 121
  • An Eighteenth Century Survival: The Wagering Club, 1775 149
  • At the Back of St. James's Square 167
  • Edinburgh Street Traders and their Cries 177
  • Old Cellars and Relics Discovered During the Excavations for the New Chapel at St. Giles' Cathedral 225
  • Statues of Justice and Mercy, From the Old Parliament House 231

Volume II is available online at the Internet Archive

Volume III (1910)

  • The Armorial Bearings of the City of Edinburgh 1
  • The Black Friars of Edinburgh 13
  • An Account of the Friday Club, Written by Lord Cockburn, Together with Notes on Certain Other Social Clubs in Edinburgh 105
  • The Sculptured Stones of Edinburgh: III. Miscellaneous 179
  • The History of Parliament Square: Being an Historical Notice of the Southern Precincts of the Church of St. Giles, Edinburgh 207
  • Lady Stair's House 243

Volume III is available online at the Internet Archive

Volume IV (1911)

  • George Drummond: An Eighteenth Century Lord Provost 1
  • The Sculptured Stones of Edinburgh: IV. Wrychtis-housis 55
  • The Old Tolbooth: With Extracts from the Original Records 75
  • An Old Edinburgh Monument Now in Perthshire 145
  • The Society of Friendly Contributors of Restalrig 153
  • Recent Excavations and Researches at Holyrood 191

Volume IV is available online at the Internet Archive

Volume V (1912)

  • Saint Margaret of Scotland and Her Chapel in the Castle of Edinburgh 1
  • The Site of the Black Friars' Monastery from the Reformation to the Present Day 67
  • The Old Tolbooth: Extracts from the Original Records 95
  • Moubray House 157
  • Letters from John Bonar to William Creech Concerning the Formation of the Speculative Society 163

Volume V is available online at the Internet Archive

Volume VI (1913)

  • David's Tower at Edinburgh Castle 1
  • The Incorporated Trade of the Skinners of Edinburgh, with Extracts from their Minutes, 1549-1603 11
  • The Old Tolbooth: Extracts from the Original Records 107

Volume VI is available online at the Internet Archive

Volume VII (1914)

  • The Holyrood Ordinale: a Scottish Version of a Directory of English Augustinian Canons, with Manual and Other Liturgical Forms
    • Preface ix
    • Introduction xiii
      1. Method of Editing xiii
      2. Description of the manuscripts xvi
      3. Date of writing xvi
      4. The purpose of the book xx
      5. Relation to other Service Books in general xxiii
      6. Relation to other Scottish Service Books xxv
      7. Relation to English Augustinian Uses xxviii
      8. The preliminary matter and the Kalendar xli
      9. The Martyrology xlix
      10. The Gospels and Homilies for reading in Chapter l
      11. The Rule and the Augustinian Order liii
      12. Local historical matter lvi
      13. The Ordinale lxiv
      14. The Manuale lxxviii
      15. The Litany lxxxi
      16. The Inventory lxxii
    • Text
      • Form of Bidding Prayer 1, 2
      • At receiving Bretheren 2
      • Form of Absolution from Excommunication 3
      • Verses explaining order of Scripture Lessons and Books 4
      • Kalendar 6
      • Rules for 'Histories' in Divine Service 18
      • Forms of Excommunication and Absolution 19
      • Preces at the Day Hours 20
      • [Martyrology] 25
      • Gospels and Homiles for reading in Chapter 25
      • [The Rule of St.Augustine] 62
      • History of the foundation of Holyrood 63
      • On a miracle during its erection 66
      • History of the foundation of St.Mary's Isle 67
      • Names of the abbots of Holyrood 69
      • Ordinale 70
      • Manuale:
        • Visitation of the Sick 174
        • The Commendation 185
        • Burial of the Dead 188
        • Reception of one brought for burial from outside 199
        • Procession to Cemetery in Commemoration of Departed 200
        • Blessing of Meat and Eggs 202
        • A General Blessing 203
        • Blessing of Food and Drink 203
        • For those on a Journey 203
        • On Saturdays at the Maundy 204
      • Litany 205
      • Inventory of Vestments and Ornaments, 1493 212
    • Appendix I
      • Collation of chief variations in rubrics of a thirteenth century Augustinian Brevary, Brit. Mus., MS. Harl. 5284A, corresponding to parts of the Holyrood Ordinale 217
    • Appendix II
      • Agreements between the Augustinian Canons of Guisborough and certain Scottish monestaries regarding deceased bretheren in an thirteenth century service book, Brit. Mus. MS. Add. 35,285. 221

Volume VII is available online at the Internet Archive

Volume VIII (1916)

  • The Magdalen Chapel, Cowgate, Edinburgh 1
  • The Visitation of the College of Edinburgh in 1690 79
  • The Old Tolbooth: Extracts from the Original Records 101
  • John Wesley in Edinburgh 159
  • The Ancient Regalia of Scotland 205

Volume VIII is available online at the Internet Archive

Volume IX (1916)

  • Incidents and Documents, A.D. 1513-1523 1
  • Shipping and the Staple, A.D. 1515-1531 49
  • Edinburgh Engravers 79
  • The Old Tolbooth: Extracts from the Original Records 115
  • The Sedan Chair in Edinburgh 177

Volume IX is available online at the Internet Archive

Volume X (1918)

  • The Burgh Muir of Edinburgh from the Records
    1. The Forest of Drumselch and the Burgh Muir 2
    2. The Grange of St. Giles 6
    3. The Estate of Bruntsfield 17
    4. The Lands of Whitehouse 35
    5. The Muir — David I. to James IV. 55
    6. The King's Charter of 1508 66
    7. The Flodden Campaign 76
    8. The Magistrates and their Juristiction 83
    9. The Convent of Saint Catherine of Siena 96
    10. King James V. and the Burgh Muir 153
    11. St. Roque's Chapel and the Lands of Canaan 167
    12. The Great Plague of 1585 184
    13. The Wester Burgh Muir 189
    14. The Easter Burgh Muir 211
    15. The Fellowship and Society of Brewers of Ale and Beer in Edinburgh 226
    16. Bruntsfield Links 239
    17. The South or Burgh Loch 252

Volume X is available online at the Internet Archive

Volume XI (1922)

  • Map of Edinburgh in the Mid-Eighteenth Century 1
  • The Old Tolbooth: Extracts from the Original Records 21
  • Shelley in Edinburgh 75
  • On the Antecedents of the College of Justice 87
  • The Tailors' Hall, Cowgate 125

Volume XI is available online at the Internet Archive

Volume XII (1923)

  • Notes on the Names of the Closes and Wynds of Old Edinburgh 1
  • The Old Tolbooth: Extracts from the Original Records 157
  • The Maps of Edinburgh, 1544-1851 209
  • Measured Drawings of Lawnmarket and Castlehill made by Thomas Hamilton, Architect 249

Volume XII is available online at the Internet Archive

Volume XIII

  • The Building of the Parliament House
  • Bearford's Parks
  • List of Owners of Property in Edinburgh, 1635

Volume XIV

  • A Note on Huntly House
  • The Old Tollbooth of Edinburgh
  • The Canongate Crafts: An Agreement of 1610
  • Mylne Square
  • The Sculpted Stones of the "Royal Mile"
  • The Gardens of the Castle
  • Some Inns of the Eighteenth Century
  • Reminiscences of a Town Clerk

Volume XV

  • The Domestic Affairs of the Burgh, 1554-1589
  • The Sanctuary of Holyrood
  • Sculpted Stones of the "Royal Mile": II
  • The Old Infirmary and Earlier Hospitals
  • The Burlaw Court of Leith
  • The Melville Monument

Volume XVI

  • Extracts from Bannatyne Club Publications
    • Introduction
    • A Diurnal of Occurrents, 1513-1575
    • Journal of the Siege of the Castle of Edinburgh, 1573
    • Historie and Life of King James the Sext, 1566-1596
    • Diary of John Nicoll, 1650-1667
    • Historical Notices of Scotish Affairs, 1661-1668
    • Siege of the Castle of Edinburgh, 1689

Volume XVII

  • Sir Daniel Wilson: The Man and his Work
  • 'Cockpen House,' Castlehill
  • Sculptured Stones of the "Royal Mile": III
  • St. Paul's Work
  • Gabriel's and Other Old Roads
  • Charles II. Statue, Parliament Square
  • The Incorporation of Candlemakers of Edinburgh, 1517-1884
  • The General Register House

Volume XVIII

  • Early Golf at Bruntsfield and Leith
  • State Ceremonials in Edinburgh in the Olden Time
  • The Barony of Calton: Part I
  • George IV. Bridge and the West Approach
  • Incorporation of Cordiners of the Canongate, 1538-1773
  • Notes on Lands of High Riggs, Drumdryan, and Tollcross
  • The Quarrying of Salisburgh Crags

Volume XIX

  • The Hammermen of the Canongate: Part I
  • Social Assemblies of the Eighteenth Century
  • The Barony of Calton: Part II
  • Bonnington: Its Lands and Mansions
  • The Musical Society of Edinburgh and St. Cecilia's Hall

Volume XX

  • The Grammar School of the Canongate
  • Dalry House: Its Lands and Owners
  • The Magistrates and Masters of Leith
  • The Hammermen of the Canongate: Part II
  • An Eighteenth-Century Riding School

Volume XXI (1936)

  • General Index to the Book of the Old Edinburgh Club Volumes I-XX

A text version of Volume 21 is available on this website.

Volume XXII (1938)

  • The Royal Exchange and Other City Improvements 1
  • A Note on the Hopetoun Monument 28
  • The Edinburgh Charity Workhouse, 1740-1845 38
  • East and Wester Crofts of Bristo 56
  • The Incorporation of the Tailors of the Canongate 91
  • Medical Quacks in Edinburgh in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries 132
  • The Builder of Pilrig House 160
  • The New Town of Edinburgh - I 167
  • The Story of Craigentinny 201
  • Peter Williamson's Broadside 261

Volume XXIII

  • The New Town of Edinburgh - II 1
  • Gleanings from Scottish Exchequer Reports 38 ?
  • The Story of Piershill 63
  • The Neighbourhood Book 82
  • Notes on an Old Lawsuit About Duddingston Mills 101
  • St. Leonards Lands and Hospital 111
  • Lord Kames and the North Bridge 147

Volume XXIV (1942)

  • Diary of George Sandy, Apprentice W.S., 1788
  • Historic Morningside: Lands Mansions and Celebrities
  • The Bore Stone
  • 'All the Statelie Buildings of ... Thomas Roberston' — A Building Speculator of the Seventeenth Century
  • The Lands of Newington and their Owners
  • Lands of St. Leonards: Southern Section
  • Cardinal Beaton's Palace: Blackfriar's Wynd
  • Miscellany
    1. License to Travel 247
    2. The Mound 248
    3. Ross (Bristo) House 248
    4. Gayfield Square 250
    5. Canongate Church 251
    6. Tennis 251
    7. St. Leonard's Land and Hospital 252
    8. The General Register House 252

Volume XXV (1945)

  • The Weavers of Picardy
  • Notes on the History of Pilton
  • Early Paper Making near Edinburgh
  • Lands and Houses of Drumsheugh
  • Edinburgh Poll Tax Returns
  • Skene Drawings of Old Edinburgh
  • Old Dovecotes in and around Edinburgh
  • Miscellany
    1. Memories of Morningside 204
    2. Contracts for Tombstones 209
    3. Notes of a Visit to Edinburgh, 1778 211
    4. Porters and Tronmen 214
    5. Unrecorded Stone 214

Volume XXVI (1948)

  • George Square: Annals of an Edinburgh Locality, 1766-1926, from Athentic Records
    1. Historical Background 2
    2. Brown's 'Centrical Area' 15
    3. Surroundings in Bygone Times 17
    4. Famous Residents — North Row 33
    5. Famous Residents — West Row 60
    6. Famous Residents — South Row 83
    7. Famous Residents — East Row 109
    8. Celebrities and Unidentified Houses 132
    9. Note on the Architecture 136
    10. List of Inhabitants, 1766-1926 137

Volume XXVII (1949)

  • Edinburgh in Lord Provost Drummond's Time
  • The Hermitage of Braid
  • Edinburgh House Numbers
  • The Edinburgh School of Design
  • Old Sundials in and near Edinburgh
  • An Edinburgh Diary
  • Some Notes on the Early History of the Dean Orphan Hospital
  • Miscellany
    1. Dovecotes 169
    2. A Servitude Footpath 171
    3. Friends Burial Place, Pleasance 172
    4. A Forgotten Grave 174
    5. The Lochs of Drylaw 175
    6. Two Old Edinburgh Characters 181

Volume XXVIII (1953)

  • The Minutes of the Trades Maiden Hospital
  • James Ronaldson, Baker, Typefounder, Philanthropist, and his Connexions in and around Edinburgh
  • An Addition to Laing's Chartulary of St. Giles
  • St. John Street: An Early Civic Improvement
  • Convoys to the Trade on the East Coast of Scotland
  • Ice Houses of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
  • The Notebook of Sir William Fettes, Bart.
  • Charles II Lead Equestrian Statue, Parliament Square, Edinburgh
  • William Forbes Gray: An Appreciation
  • Miscellany
    1. Echo of an Edinburgh Election 188
    2. A Peep at Edinburgh in the Summer of 1768 189
    3. 'Further Notes on Early Paper Making near Edinburgh' (Corrigenda) 190
    4. A French Emigré in Edinburgh in 1797 191

Volume XXIX (1956)

  • The Minutes of the Merchant Maiden Hospital
  • The Tron Church
  • Notes on Rebuilding in Edinburgh in the Last Quarter of the Seventeenth Century
  • Extracts from an Edinburgh Journal, 1823-1833: Part I (1823-1828)
  • Miscellany
    1. The Society of Bowlers 185
    2. Sentence by the Balies, 24th August 1738 187
    3. The Loyal Edinburgh Spearmen 188

Volume XXX (1959)

  • Treverlen, Duddingston and Arthur' Seat 1
  • The Topography of the Water of Leith Village 10
  • Allan Ramsay of Kinkeill's Property on the Castlehill 10
  • William's Hut 31
  • Lost Opportunities: An Account of Some of Edinburgh's Unrealised Projects 36
  • Extracts from the Journal of Jessy Allan, Wife of John Harden, 1801-1811 60
  • Shops in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Edinburgh 119
  • Extracts from an Edinburgh Journal, 1823-1833: Part II (1829-1833) 142
  • Edinburgh Manuscripts in Possession of Edinburgh Public Libraries 160
  • Miscellany
    1. An Inventory of 1709 165
    2. The Origins of the Dean Bridge Project 166

Volume XXXI (1962)

  • The Tower of Merchiston: I. History 1
  • The Tower of Merchiston: II. Architecture 13
  • George Heriot's Hospital 33
  • An Old Edinburgh Club 43
  • A Contemporary Account of the Royal Visit to Edinburgh, 1822 65
  • Edinburgh Manuscripts in the Possession of the University of Edinburgh Library 168
  • Miscellany
    1. Letters from Dr. Gregory and Sir Henry Raeburn 171
    2. Clothing as a Pledge 174
    3. Siezure for Debt 175
    4. Disgraceful Conduct of a Burgess 176
    5. The Apprentice Agreement of Two Girls in 1638 176
    6. Lost Opportunities - Nor' Loch 177
    7. Three More Huts 178

Volume XXXII (1966)

  • Map of the Siege of Leith, 1560 1
  • Two Notable Epidemics in Edinburgh and Leith 8
  • Some Edinburgh Furniture Makers 32
  • Edinburgh Castle, 1751-1753 54
  • Teachers in Edinburgh in the Eighteenth Century 108
  • The Loyal Edinburgh Spearmen 158
  • George Combe and the 1836 Election for the Edinburgh University Chair of Logic 174
  • The Dean Gardens 185
  • Tollcross to Morningside in the Olden Days 189
  • Miscellany
    1. A Dispute Between Guild Brothers 218
    2. Edinburgh in the Pitcalnie Papers 221
    3. Early Inhabitants of George Square 223

Volume XXXIII

  • Part 1 (1969)
  • James Hossack - Honorary Secretary of the Old Edinburgh Club, 1953-1965 1
  • The Tower of Merchiston - A Supplementary Report 2
  • Three Little-Known Early Drawings of Edinburgh Castle 10
  • The Recollections of Lindsay Rae - Bowmaker to the Royal Company of Archers 13
  • The Edinburgh Branch of the Scottish National Union of Cabinet and Chair Makers, 1833-1837 17
  • James McLaren, Schoolmaster 27
  • Municipal Politics in Victorian Edinburgh 31
  • The Edinburgh Literary Institute 42
  • The Bible Land Manuscript
  • The Scottish Marine Station for Scientific Research, Granton, 1884 to 1903 50
  • Miscellany
    1. Edinburgh in the Pitcalnie Papers again 59
  • Part 2 (1971)
  • Extracts from the Diary of the Rev. David Aitken, D.D. 1864-1875 61
  • The Edinburgh Skating Club 96
  • Part 3 (1972)
  • The Balm-Well of Saint Catherine, Liberton 137
  • Dr Thomas Latta 143
  • The Mercat Cross of Edinburgh 150
  • The Edinburgh, Leith and Newhaven Railway 159
  • Three Edinburgh Microscope Makers: John Finlayson, William Roberston and John Clark 165
  • "Hamilton Place Academy" 177
  • Appreciations 183

Volume XXXIV

  • Part I (1974)
  • The Regality and Barony of Broughton: Some of its Characters and Personalities, 1592-1600 11
  • Survey of the Development of Edinburgh 123
  • Part 2 (1979)
  • Early Baths and Bagnios in Edinburgh 157
  • John Knox in the Bishop of Dunkeld's "Great Lodging" 168
  • Excavations on the Site of the Chapel of St Mary and St James, Newhaven 173
  • Edinburgh's Village Suburbs, 1800-1939 178
  • Boswell's Court, Castlehill 191
  • John Adams, Debtor 193
  • Edinburgh University's Extension Scheme of 1874 195
  • Part 3 (1983)
  • Road Administration in Midlothian in the Early Eighteenth Century 119

Volume XXXV

  • Part 1 (1981)
  • A Schoolboy's Diary for 1850 1
  • Part 2 (1985)
  • Midlothian - or the Shire of Edinburgh? 141
  • Mary Queen of Scots and Sir Simon Preston's House 149
  • The French Prisons in Edinburgh Castle 160