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Walker, John, 1731-1803 (professor of natural history, University of Edinburgh and clergyman)


Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:

Papers in Natural History and Parish Management, 1663-1801

Identifier: John Walker Coll-205/2/1 (Dc.1.57)
Scope and Contents 'Statistical Account of the Parish of Collington' (1801); a property 'decreet' of the parish against a Robert Cleugh (1758); 'State of the Mines in Isla, 6 July 1770'; 1808offset article about grain scarcity in Scotland from Essays on National History; Manitaw Indian goods from the Hudson Bay Company presented as curiosities to the Edinburgh Royal Society in 1787; 'A List of Beasts; Birds; Fishes sent to the Royal Society' (1771); description of a whale washed ashore in 1761; description of...
Dates: 1663-1801

Papers of Dr. John Walker

Identifier: Coll-205
Scope and Contents

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Dates: 1731-1803

Queries concerning the north of Scotland, c1770

Identifier: Coll-205/4/1 (Dc.2.36)
Scope and Contents An extended essay, with annotations in a different hand, on the improvement of northern Scotland, hampered presently for want of sufficient information. Discussions centre on the following: the need for a proper census, with special respect to military resources, inclinations to particular industries (and the price of labour), emigration, and increase; arable land; manures; cattle; woods; fossils, meaning minerals and coal; mines; fisheries, especially concerning river salmon, and cod and...
Dates: c1770

Unbound manuscripts on navigation and 'wood', c 1765

 Item — Box CLX-A-1141
Identifier: Coll-205/8
Scope and Contents

Unbound manuscripts with three texts entitled 'Memorial concerning the proposed Navigation between the Murray Firth and the Sound of Mull', together with 'Farbers Navigation, Loch Ness Navigation', and a single sheet entitled 'Wood'.

Dates: c 1765

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Archival Object 24
Collection 1
Scotland 18
Biology, Classification 10
Natural History 9
Plants 6
Insects 4