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Hutton, James, 1726-1797 (Scottish geologist)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 3 June 1726 – 26 March 1797

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

Autograph Letter Signed from William Thomson to Cardinal Stefano Borgia in Rome, 13 August 1797

 Item — Box: CLX-A-1591
Identifier: Coll-1848/20-0047
Scope and Contents Autograph Letter Signed from William Thomson to Cardinal Stefano Borgia in Rome, discussing the properties of a newly-discovered flexible stone from Brazil (probably Itacolumite, a stone which is flexible when cut into thin strips, and which is found in Minas Gerais, Brazil. It is associated with the presence of diamonds.) and providing an Italian translation of part of James Hutton's paper on the subject. Letter in Italian, dated 13 August 1797.
Dates: 13 August 1797

Draft letter from Joseph Black to Princess Dashkova, 29 August 1787

 Item
Identifier: Coll-16/III/36-39
Scope and Contents Draft letter from Joseph Black, Edinburgh to Princess Dashkova, dated 29 Aug. 1787. The letter is about University news and contains an account of James Hutton's theory of the earth.
Dates: 29 August 1787

Letter from Boyon de Baert to Joseph Black and draft letter from Joseph Black to Boyon de Baert, 16 July 1787 and 18 July 1787

 Item
Identifier: Coll-16/III/25-26F
Scope and Contents Letter from Boyon de Baert, Glasgow to Joseph Black, dated 16 July 1787. The letter is about de Baert asking if there are any letters for him and he mentions Hutton, Adam Smith, his visit to Mull etc. The item contains draft letter from Joseph Black to Boyon de Baert, dated 18 July 1787 in reply.
Dates: 16 July 1787 and 18 July 1787

Letter from Doctor Thomas Beddoes to Joseph Black, 23 February 1788

 Item
Identifier: Coll-16/III/71-72
Scope and Contents Letter from Doctor Thomas Beddoes, Oxford to Joseph Black, dated 23 February 1788. The letter is about Beddoes' sketch of a system of chemistry, the success of his chemical lectures at Oxford, Black's skill in demonstration, Hutton's theory of the earth. It also mentions Cavendish, Withering, Morveau, etc.
Dates: 23 February 1788

Letter from Doctor Thomas Beddoes to Joseph Black, 21 April 1789

 Item
Identifier: Coll-16/III/129-130
Scope and Contents Letter from Doctor Thomas Beddoes, Oxford to Joseph Black, dated 21 April 1789. The letter mentions William Thomson, Doctor Hutton, Doctor Priestley, chemical and medical news, etc.
Dates: 21 April 1789

Letter from Doctor Thomas Beddoes to Joseph Black, 15 April 1791

 Item
Identifier: Coll-16/III/200-201
Scope and Contents Letter from Doctor Thomas Beddoes, Oxford to Joseph Black, dated 15 April 1791. The letter is about James Hutton's theory of the earth, chemistry, a 'pastry cook' inventor. In the letter, Beddoes also asks for specimen for his mineralogical lectures.
Dates: 15 April 1791

Letter from Doctor Thomas Beddoes to Joseph Black, 14 June 1792

 Item
Identifier: Coll-16/III/241-242
Scope and Contents Letter from Doctor Thomas Beddoes, Oxford to Joseph Black, dated 14 June 1792. The letter is about James Hutton's theory of the earth and Beddoes asking for mineralogical specimens.
Dates: 14 June 1792

Letter from James Byres to Joseph Black, 26 September 1785

 Item
Identifier: Coll-16/II/262-263
Scope and Contents Letter from James Byres, Rome to Joseph Black, dated 26 September 1785. The letter is about introducing Mr Waters. Byres mentions Mr Home and Sir James Hall and also asks to be remembered to Mr Smith, Doctor Hutton, Mr Russel, Mr MacGowan, etc.
Dates: 26 September 1785

Letter from James Watt to Joseph Black, 8 June 1788

 Item
Identifier: Coll-16/II/78-79
Scope and Contents Letter from James Watt, Birmingham to Joseph Black, dated 8 June 1788. The letter is about two plated tea urns that Watt has sent, one for Black and the other for Hutton. In the letter, Watt also describes a device for measuring specific gravity and mentions Doctor Priestley.
Dates: 8 June 1788

Letter from Mr Cumming to Joseph Black and Doctor Hutton , c 30 December 1785

 Item
Identifier: Coll-16/IV/53-54
Scope and Contents Letter from Mr Cumming to Joseph Black and Doctor Hutton, dated 30 December, no year. The letter is an invitation to supper and an added note says "Mrs Cuming ...will take care to keep a piece of Bun to his (Hutton's) hugminy." The item also includes notes on waters examined for Edinburgh, December 1785, written in Joseph Black's hand. The item was found too late to be put in chronological order.
Dates: c 30 December 1785