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Class notes - Lectures on Agriculture and Entemology, given by Professor Wallace and Dr. Fream

Identifier: Coll-1283

Scope and Contents

This volume in typescript contains careful notes on these two series of lectures at the University of Edinburgh. The first series, by Professor Robert Wallace (1853-1939), Chair of Agriculture, covers dairying, with extensive coverage of the different types of cheese and their production. The second, by Dr. William Fream, covers agricultural entomology, essentially the varieties of pests that attack crops. There are ink drawings throughout.

Spine-title and title-page both indicate that the volume is Volume II.


  • Creation: 1905-1906


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Biographical / Historical

David John Wauchope Dundas was born on 3 February 1886. He was one of two sons of Colin Mackenzie Dundas, Commander R.N., of Ochtertyre, Stirlingshire (1842-1902) and Agnes, second daughter of the late Samuel Wauchope, Esq., C.B. In the 1900s, Dundas studied at Edinburgh University and these studies included lectures on Agriculture and Entemology given by William Fream (1854-1906) who in 1890 had become the first Steven lecturer at Edinburgh on agricultural entomology, and also by Professor Robert Wallace (1853-1939) who - like Fream - had previously been on the staff of the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester.

On 14 February 1920, Dundas married Winifred Hersey MacKenzie, the youngest daughter of Colin James MacKenzie WS., JP., of Portmore.

David John Wauchope Dundas lived at Woodhouselee, Milton Bridge, Midlothian, and at Machany House, Perthshire, and died on 24 September 1938, pre-deceasing his wife who died in July 1946. Their son, William John Dundas (1923-1965), was a survivor of the sinking of HMS Hood by the German battleship Bismarck in May 1941.


1 volume

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Item purchased September 2010. Accession no: E2010.38.

Processing Information

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

Lectures on Agriculture given by Professor Robert Wallace, session 1906-1906, and on Entemology given by Dr. William Fream, January 1906, and taken down by David John Wauchope Dundas (1886-1938)
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