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Papers in geography, science, and letters, 1743-1783

Identifier: Coll-205/2/3 (Dc.1.59)

Scope and Contents

Extracts: some classes of herbs; Fundamenta Agroslographia (1781); Shell marle (1783); Plants growing on Inch Colm; Observable stars, with map of certain constellations (on reverse of disused accounts work); alchemy (for one Mr Mackenzie); balloon trips in France; Fortification (with drawing), from Gentleman's Magazine, 1743; Forsler's round-the-world trip, transcribed ca. 1780; Phlogisticated air, by Mr Scheele, transcribed 1782; What became of various academics by 1784; The downfall of states, 1774; 1655 translation of a Lusiad of Camoens, transcribed 1772; Foreign materia medica (1780); Metallurgy; Courtroom procedure; Blackstone of the Parliament; Ornithology (1782); Jurisprudence (1773); Edinburgh plant calendar, 1782; Flora Rossica (1786), with a note on 'Mr Hume'; Lynch on vegetables (1786); Practical husbandry of shrubs (1777); Abercrombie on arranging plants and trees; The character of Anacreon, from poems by Walter Savage Landor (1788?); Words to faux-medieval songs for lute; The Duke of Buckingham on poetry, 1775; French poem on the seasons; Laboratory substances; Barrington's essays (1782); 'Earths & Salts'; Pharmacy and chemistry, from Martin's Philological Library (1778); How Adamson makes a hortus siccus; Geography and air temperature; Ornithology; Goldsmith on natural history (1786); The philosophy of pleasure (1774); Curiosities, ranging through a bridge in China, Montezuma, Surinam, Walpole's Castle of Otranto, and other things; Letter of recommendation, in French, for a Madame Cleland; Being a citizen of the world (1774); Hawkins on Johnson; Biography of Gray, after 1771, and numerous antique fragmentary odes; Piozzi's anecdotes of Johnson; Nichol on eighteenth-century men of letters; Pennant's journeys from Chester to London (1783) and to Wales, 1773 (1780); Sinclair's history of the Public Revenue; Lengthy extract from the Annual Register for 1773; British topography; Addition to the 1670 Aberdeen title page to the Calirrhac, just reprinted; David Hume on the history of Britain; Wallace describes Orkney in 1693 (1783); Robertson on the history of Scotland; Sibbald on Balfour; Heraldry, defined; Irish names; the Peerage, laid out on the reverse of out-of-date accounting sheets. (Approximately 196 pages of handwritten text and drawings).

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  • Creation: 1743-1783


Language of Materials

English French

Physical Description

1 bound volume


From the Fonds: 1 metre approx

Physical Description

1 bound volume

Archivist's Note

Duncan Fisher 18 March 2002

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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