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Student notes on natural philosophy taken by George Dalgliesh

 Collection — Box: CLX-A-1677
Identifier: Coll-2012

Content Description

This notebook contains lectures on the works of Aristotle, dictated by Thomas Craufurd, Regent of Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, and taken down by student George Dalgliesh. The lectures cover the third and fourth years of Dalgliesh’s degree, and, besides logic and metaphysics, deal with scientific subjects such as physics, astronomy, and anatomy. The notes are embellished with humorous doodles.


  • Creation: 1660-1662


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1 volume

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased in May 2020. Accession no. SC-Acc-2020-0095.

Related Materials

Edinburgh University Archives hold a transcript of Craufurd's original manuscript of his history of the University, by William Henderson, Librarian of Edinburgh University Library, 1673 (Dc.4.3). There are further transripts at Dc.5.8 and at Gen. 2212/2 (largely in the hand of Alexander Boswell, lord Auchinleck). There are also dictates taken by pupils of Craufurd: by D. Drummond (1652-54) at Dc.5.122 and by A. Burton (1661-62) at Dc.5.55. In addition, Edinburgh University Archives hold a charter and seal of Richard Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth, granting a house to Craufurd, 1659, at Dc.2.83.

Processing Information

Catalogued in October 2021 by Aline Brodin and Paul Barnaby.

Student notes on natural philosophy taken by George Dalgliesh, 1660-1662
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