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Notes of lectures given by David Hume, Baron of the Scots Exchequer, taken down by person unknown

Identifier: Coll-1291

Scope and Contents

A volume of ink manuscript notes, with pencil annotations, of Hume's Lectures, taken down by a person unknown, but probably a student. The notes relate to lectures delivered between November-December 1805 and with an introductory lecture omitted. Headings include: Marriage; Parent and Child; Guardian and Ward; Master and Servant; and, Personal Rights.


  • Creation: 1805

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Biographical / Historical

While it is not clear who wrote these notes of lectures given by Professor David Hume (1757-1838), it is believed that they are either a fair copy made by a student, or copied for sale from the notes of another student. The volume comprises the first twenty-six lectures of Professor Hume given from 12 November 1805 to 27 December 1805. Hume was Professor of Scots Law at Edinburgh University, 1786-1822.


1 volume

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Notes acquired by donation. Accession no: E2011.02.

Processing Information

Compiled by Graeme D. Eddie, Special Collections, Edinburgh University Library.

Manuscript notes of lectures given in 1805 by David Hume, Professor of Scots Law 1786-1822, taken down by person unknown
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