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Ferguson, Adam, 1723-1816 (historian, philosopher)

 Person

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Autograph letter signed, Adam Ferguson, to John Home, West Lauriston, 9 October 1780

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1682
Scope and Contents This is a letter from Ferguson to Home discussing the attempt by their mutual friend George Johnstone to find a seat in the general election of September 1780. Ferguson mentions a letter addressed to Home that had arrived at Edinburgh in Home's absence, and writes of a meeting on Saturday, 'most of the Day', with the letter's author, 'Our Friend', a political figure aspiring to office who had been overlooked. 'Our Friend' may be George Johnstone, who is mentioned by name later. Ferguson hopes...
Dates: 1780

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
Identifier: Coll-1848/20-0043
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

Letter, 16 November 1815, to James Chalmer, signed by Adam Ferguson

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1487
Scope and Contents The body of the letter is probably in the hand of a secretary, although the signature itself is thought to be that of Adam Ferguson. The letter dated 16 November 1815, St. Andrews, was written only 3-months or so before his death. The letter is to 'Dear Sir' and bears the address, James Chalmer Esq.r. / Abingdon Street / Westminster / London The letter refers to how on 'the other leaf of this paper' there is 'the original of a letter' which will explain itself. 'How a claim of mine...
Dates: 1815

Letter, 27 March 1798, to James Chalmer, signed by Adam Ferguson

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1708
Content Description Autograph letter signed by Adam Ferguson to James Chalmer, solicitor, dated Hallyard, 27 March 1798.
The letter refers to a 'half yearly certificate' which Chalmer will have 'as usual'. and on which he 'will do the needfull'. Ferguson goes on to say that his 'son writes [...] that the Copper Plates are come to hand & I have desired impressions in order to know in which state they come out of Mr [?] keeping...'.
Dates: 1798

Letter from Joseph Black to his brother, George Black, 29 March 1795

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Identifier: Coll-16/V/70-71
Scope and Contents Letter from Joseph Black, Edinburgh to his brother, George Black, dated 29 March 1795. The letter is about supplying water to towns by pipes (refers to Belfast) and it mentions the recent death of Adam Ferguson's wife, Katherine Burnett.
Dates: 29 March 1795

Letter from Joseph Black to his father, John Black, 26 September 1766

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Identifier: Coll-16/V/19-20
Scope and Contents Letter from Joseph Black, Glasgow to his father, John Black, dated 26 September 1766. The letter is about giving medical advice for his father and Mrs Ferguson. Joseph Black states he is going to Professor Adam Ferguson's wedding with Katy Burnet at Aberdeen.
Dates: 26 September 1766

Letter from Joseph Black to his nephew, George Black , 26 May 1799

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Identifier: Coll-16/V/114-115
Scope and Contents Letter from Joseph Black, Edinburgh to his nephew, George Black, dated 26 May 1799. The letter is about the French flax, Lord Bridport [Alexander Hood] and mentions Adam Ferguson's account of naval telegraphy. Joseph Black states he has been ill but is recovering.
Dates: 26 May 1799

Letter from Joseph Black to his nephew, George Black, 9 November 1799

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Identifier: Coll-16/V/122-123
Scope and Contents Letter from Joseph Black, Edinburgh to his nephew, George Black, dated 9 November 1799. The letter is about the property of Ballintagart and the law relating to inheritance. Joseph Black also mentions Montesquieu's letter to his father which he would like to have and Adam Ferguson.
Dates: 9 November 1799

Letter from Joseph Black to his nephew, George Black, 25 September 1798

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Identifier: Coll-16/V/104-105
Scope and Contents Letter from Joseph Black, Edinburgh to his nephew, George Black, dated 25 September 1798. The letter is about Colonel Burnet, Mr. [Adam] Ferguson and his daughter, Mary. Joseph Black states that his own health is better.
Dates: 25 September 1798

Notebook entitled "Notes of Lectures on Moral Philosophy by Adam Ferguson L.L.D.", 1782-1783

 Item — Box: CLX-A-387
Identifier: Coll-1848/22-0056
Scope and Contents Notebook entitled "Notes of Lectures on Moral Philosophy by Adam Ferguson L.L.D. in 4 Volumes. Vol 4th Edinburgh 1782-3". Author unknown (initials "JJ"). Later pencil scribbling on p. 9: "Thomas Loughlin" - perhaps a later owner of the notebook.A neatly presented contemporary manuscript copy (with slight variations) of the sixth and seventh parts of Adam Ferguson's Institutes of Moral Philosophy. For the use of students in the College of Edinburgh (1769,...
Dates: 1782-1783