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Correspondence of Joseph Black III, 1785-1793

Identifier: Coll-16/III

Scope and Contents

Joseph Black corresponded with many people on social and professional matters. This series includes correspondence with Adam Smith (1723-1790), George Dempster of Dunnichen (1732-1818) and Thomas Beddoes (1760-1808).

1 box of letters and related documents, chronologically arranged with index (1785-1793).


  • Creation: 1785-1793


Language of Materials

English and French


1 box


Note: larger items from this series are held in box Gen.875.

Physical Location

Gen. 873, outsize material in Gen. 875 (505)

Archivist's Note

Grant Buttars 04 February 2002

Item descriptions keyed into ArchivesSpace by Stephen Willis in May-June 2020, using an older handlist.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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