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Outlines of Mechanical Philosophy (notes taken at lectures given by John Robison)

Identifier: Coll-1370

Scope and Contents

Heavily annotated Outlines of Mechanical Philosophy with inserts, bearing extensive manual revisions from as late as 1803.


  • Creation: 1780-1803


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Biographical / Historical

John Robison (1739-1805) was Professor of Natural Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh from 1774-1805. He lectured on a broad range of scientific subjects including mechanics, hydrodynamics, astronomy, optics, electricity and magnetism, introducing a good deal of mathematical demonstration.


1 volume

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession E.77.6 (18 Feb 1977)

Processing Information

Catalogued by Duncan Fisher12 May 2002 for the NAHSTE project

Updated, Grant Buttars 16 May 2012

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