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Material relating to William Black of Aberdeen

Identifier: Coll-795

Scope and Contents

The material consists of the Physics courseIntroductio ad physicam specialem, in usum juventutis academicae conscripta1696, and a transcript in both Latin and English along with circa 20 copies of sketches.


  • Creation: 1693-1696

Language of Materials

English, Latin.

Conditions Governing Access

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.

Biographical / Historical

William Black was a Regent (Professor) at Kings College, Aberdeen. He first appeared in Aberdeen University records as a Regent for the Tertian class (3rd year Arts course), 1684-1685. He was then the Regent of the Magistrand (final year) class, 1685-1686. Professor Black set about writing a course in Physics for the University.


1 box, 1 manuscript volume.

Physical Location

MS 2941; Dc.1.32

Other Finding Aids

Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession no. E99.02.


Check the local Indexes for details of any additions.

Material relating to William Black of Aberdeen (fl. 1684-1693)
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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