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Blackie, John Stuart, 1809-1895 (professor, University of Edinburgh)


Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Autograph letters signed by John Stuart Blackie

Identifier: Coll-1514
Scope and Contents The first letter on University of Edinburgh embossed notepaper, dated 3 February 1865, begins 'My Dear Sir' and sends his 'sincere thanks for the present' of a book. Blackie is sorry that he is 'too much occupied at present to allow [...] the p[leasure of reading it; but the subject is so interesting and important' that hw ill make time soon. The second letter on notepaper headed 24 Hill Street, Edinburgh, is dated 25 November [no year], and begins 'My Dear Moir'. It is a letter...
Dates: 1864-1866

Correspondence from John Stuart Blackie, 1880-1882

Identifier: Coll-74/11/9
Scope and Contents The Correspondence from the John Stuart Blackie sub-series consists of:
  1. 11 letters written from1880-1882
  2. 8 press clippings from the Scotsman, most dated 1873, written by John Stuart Blackie
Dates: 1880-1882

Fragment of a poem beginning 'Is mithich dhuinn nis bhi triall' and accompanying note, June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/146
Scope and Contents Fragment of a poem beginning 'Is mithich dhuinn nis bhi triall, As Barra Chrian nach d fhas pailt' and accompanying note which reads 'Sligean [shell] used for drinking Creachain used on Sunday in on top of Ruaival by Prof Blackie Mr Jolly + self.'
Dates: June 1887

Medical Buildings Time Capsule

Identifier: EUA GD5
Scope and Contents Note written by William Turnbull contating details about him, his wife Cecilia, and Thomas Wilkie, which describes their idea, along with three cuttings taken from The Scotsman. One includes an item on Popery in the Highlands by John Stuart Blackie, with a related poem on the establishment of Fort Augustus. Another reports weather conditions. The third includes coverage of a meeting of the Free Church Presbytery in Edinburgh.
Dates: 1880

Papers of David Chalmers M.D. and David Peter Chalmers

Identifier: Coll-810
Scope and Contents The material is composed of: a visit book of David Chalmers M.D., Dalkeith, 1817-1825; case notebook; notes of accounts, 1819-1826; notes from an anatomical examination, 4 April 1816; testimonials; assorted letters and cards; degree diploma 'In praesentia Collegii Regii Chirurgorum Edinensium - Davidem Chalmers - 1816' protected in a metallic case; various newspapers over the period 1797-1832, beingThe Air advertiser(Ayr), 2 February 1826,The Edinburgh advertiser3 and 9 September 1819,The...
Dates: 1797-1860

Photograph of a Rectorial Battle at Old College Quad, Autumn 1883

Identifier: Coll-1848/23-0026
Scope and Contents Black and white photograph of a Rectorial Battle in Autumn 1883, showing a great number of students in costume at the Old College Quad, University of Edinburgh. Given the style of the photograph, and the fact that one of the banners shows the name "Blackie" [rest is illegible], it is possible that this picture was taken when some students were protesting for John Stuart Blackie to be an independent candidate for Rector in 1883.Another banner shows the words "Ake! Ake! Kea Kaha!", which...
Dates: Autumn 1883