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Papers of Joseph Black and family

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-16

Scope and Contents

  1. 5 boxes of correspondence between himself and a variety of individuals (including James Watt, Prince Paul Dashkov, John Robison) and on a variety of subjects: linen bleaching, use of lime water, assays of ores, civic water supply, mineralogical specimens, absorption of heat etc
  2. 1 box of family letters between Black, his father and his brothers Samuel, George and Thomas

Dates

  • 1746-1799

Creator

Extent

1 metre

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Most of the papers were donated to the University by Miss E. L. W. Black in 1967.

Bibliography

Robinson, Eric and McKie, Douglas, Partners in Science, ( London, Constable & Co Ltd, 1970)

Processing Information

Fonds level description compiled for NAHSTE project by Andrew Thomson , Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Division, March 2000
Title
Papers of Joseph Black

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Centre for Research Collections
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