Blair, Hugh, 1718-1800 (Church of Scotland Minister, Professor of Rhetoric)
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Autograph letter signed from William Dickinson to his mother, reporting on his experiences of student life at Edinburgh, 28 November 1765
Item — Box: CLX-A-1591
Scope and Contents Autograph letter signed from William Dickinson (1745-1806) to his mother, reporting on his experiences of student life at Edinburgh, dated 28 November 1765, Edinburgh. Dickinson starts his letter by stating he is happy to hear about the recovery of his father; he then mentions "the two Gentlemen from Oxford" that came to his house. He is "very well pleased" with being at the University, "for Mr Ferguson (the Moral Philosophy Professor) is very clever and refin'd". He adds that he has had "but a...
Dates: 28 November 1765
Item — Box: EUA IN1/ADS/STA/1/1
Identifier: EUA IN1/ADS/STA/1/1
Scope and Contents This album begins with the text of the 'sponsio' or confession of Faith (sometimes referred to as the National Covenant) of 1580, to which the graduates subscribed, and which continued to be subscribed to by Professors and Students for many years. The entries for laureations (or graduations) begin in August 1587, when Robert Rollock, the first Principal 'did laureat the first classe which had passed under his charge in the Colledge of Edinburgh, after every one of them had subscrybed the...
Letter from Doctor Ignace Luzuriaga to Joseph Black and draft letter from Joseph Black to Doctor Ignace Luzuriaga , 15 June 1787
Scope and Contents Letter from Doctor Ignace Luzuriaga, London to Joseph Black, dated 15 June 1787. The letter is about platina and sending the diploma of membership of the Royal Academy of Madrid. The item contains two draft letters from Joseph Black to Doctor Ignace Luzuriaga, undated in reply. One of the draft replies is written on verso of a note from Professor Hugh Blair to Joseph Black.
Dates: 15 June 1787
Scope and Contents Letter from George Buxton, Greenwich to Joseph Black, dated 17 November 1788. The letter is about Buxton urging Black to publish, the King's health, etc. It also mentions Professor Blair.
Dates: 17 November 1788
Scope and Contents The letter signed by Hugh Blair to 'Dear Sir' (which may be his publisher, Becket, or De Hondt) expresses delight at the newly-published Temora which he thinks should boost sales of his own dissertation on Ossian. He writes that he has 'now Read Temora, from which I expect Ossian will reap additional Honour and You some profit. It is in Several respects Superior to Fingal; it is more full and particular, it is a more Complete Story'. he has learned too that 'the Sale...