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Edinburgh University Dialectic Society


The Dialectic Society was established in 1787. Along with the Scots Law, Plinian, Hunterian Medical and Diagnostic Societies, it formed The Associated Societies during the session of 1833-1834. This stemmed from earlier cooperation the previous session in opposition to Edinburgh Town Council and the Senatus Academicus of the University.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Papers of Rev. Earle Monteith Macphail

Identifier: Coll-91
Scope and Contents The papers at shelfmark Gen. 2044-2073 consist of notebooks of notes from lectures at Edinburgh University and in India, 1878-1890.At MSS 2592-2593 there are personal papers including correspondence, a school notebook of handwriting dated 1875, and a school fees receipt dated 1869; photographs; notes of Natural Philosophy classes, 1879; and, essays, 1879. There is material marking celebrations of Edinburgh University Tercentenary; material of the Dialectic Society and the Diagnostic...
Dates: circa 1869-1930

Records of Edinburgh University Dialectic Society

Identifier: EUA GD9
Scope and Contents Records of membership, meetings, finance, administration and activities of the society.
Dates: 1787-1960