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Playfair, John, 1748-1819 (scientist, mathematician, and professor of natural philosophy, University of Edinburgh)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 10 March 1748 – 20 July 1819

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Abstract of Journal of William Henry Playfair

 Fonds — Volume: Dc.3.73
Identifier: Coll-1677
Content Description The volume is concerned mainly with affairs connected with the building of the University of Edinburgh, 1817-1822. It also lists details of income and expenditure during the period and, refers to other projects, clients etc.Playfair's opening paragraph describes this as an abstract of a journal of "the principal transactions and events of my life, chiefly in order to prevent doubt and confusion in matters of business."The volume mentions Playfair taking occupancy of the Mathematics...
Dates: 1817-1822

Astronomy notes circa 1804

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1543
Scope and Contents The bound manuscript volume contains notes on 'Astronomy' and 'Spherical Trigon[ometry]'. There are a number of sketches within the notes.
Dates: 1800-1806

Lecture notes of John Borthwick of Crookston

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1951
Scope and Contents Seven notebooks containing lecture notes taken down by John Borthwick of Crookston at the University of Edinburgh between 1802 and 1807. Notes on 'Humanity' lectures Notes on lectures of Greek, translation from Fenelon's Télémaque and observations upon the maxims of La Rochefoucauld Notes on lectures on moral philosophy by Dugald Stewart,...
Dates: 1802-1807

Letter Book of Thomas Graham, 1st Baron Lynedoch

 Collection — Volume: Gen.721
Identifier: Coll-1676
Scope and Contents Volume containing summaries of outgoing correspondence from Lord Lynedoch for 1830. A typed sheet inside the front cover lists recipients as: Beford (Duke of), Beresford (Lord), Cathcart (Earl of), Dacre (Lord), Dacre (Lady), Farquhar (Sir T.), Fleming (Admiral), Gardiner (Sir R.), Graham (Robert), Haddington (Earl of), Hare (Colonel), Harrington (Lord), Hill (Lord), Hill (Sir Rowland), Hope (Sir A.), Hope (Sir J.A.), Keith (Lady), Macdonald (General), MacGrigor (Sir J.), ...
Dates: 01 Feb 1830 - 20 Sep 1830

Notebook No.4, May 1827- June 1827

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/4
Scope and Contents This notebook is a mix of geological observations, ruminations, and illustrations, Lyell also writes on law, society, and the church. A light natural leather journal, the cover reads "Index inside C" in ink. The notebook is written in pencil and ink. The following table of contents is Lyell's own words, copied from Lyell's own "Index", found at the beginning and end of the notebook, transcribed from digital surrogates using the platform...
Dates: May 1827- June 1827

Notebook No.80, 5 February 1840-25 June 1840

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 4
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/80
Scope and Contents This brown leather notebooks contains inventories of shells and fossils, Lyell's thinking on geology. There are mentions of Darwin and Playfair; London and France; References to Darwin, Tertiary shells, etc. The index is on p. 113-116. The following table of contents is Lyell's own words, copied from Lyell's own "Index", found at the beginning and end of the notebook, transcribed from digital surrogates using the platform Transkribus. When known,...
Dates: 5 February 1840-25 June 1840