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Minutes volume 1, 12 January 1808 - 01 May 1830

Identifier: Coll-206/1/1

Scope and Contents

Bound volume containing 310 numbered pages. The first 23 sessions of the Wernerian Natural History Society are minuted, including: details of the formation of the society, its original members and constitution, the Charter from the Town Council of Edinburgh and details of nominations for and ratifications of membership.

Details of titles and abstract content of all papers read to the society are minuted. These include: Observations on the Mineral System of Werner, ( 1813) by Robert Jameson, John Walker's account of his mineralogical collection read by Robert Jameson, Sir John Richardson's account of animals collected during the Overland Arctic Expedition and reports on visits by John James Audubon the American ornithologist.

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  • Creation: 12 January 1808 - 01 May 1830


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Physical Description

1 volume


From the Fonds: 0.3 metres