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Medical Commonplace Book of George Brock

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1124
Scope and Contents The volume has the armorial book-plate of George Brock M.D. (Georgius Brock M.D.). The text in the volume begins with a quotation from Cullen, so the author of the manuscript was doubtless a follower or student of Cullen whose name is invoked several times subsequently. To begin with the text is concerned with materia medica and the nutritional qualities of foodstuffs. later the text is more various, with topics including physiology and also asphyxiation. A dispute within the Royal College...
Dates: 1820

Ms common-place book containing 37 contributions including poems, hymns, drawings and prose items, c. 1831-1835

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1684
Scope and Contents

A specifically prepared luxury volume as issued by Delarue, Cornish and Rock. Items include: 'Epitaph on professor Young of Glasgow'; 'The Traveller', a poem; 'List of Ministers names who are or have been in the Kirk of Scotland'; 'Translation of one of the Odes in the Media'; 'Hymns Constitutional de Portugal composta por Sua Altera Real Dom Pedro Quarto' with music; 'An essay upon an Apple', a poem; 'The Poets Bride', a poem, and 'Thine Album'.

Dates: 1831-1835

Ms volume of poems, songs and epigrams, Helen Duncan, c. 1815-1820

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1685
Scope and Contents

Work in the ms volume includes an untitled piece, 'On Belinda', 'Epigram', 'The roof of straw', 'Verses by a young lady', and inserted loosley 'The little men'.

The volume is signed and dated 'Helen Duncan, October 12th 1818' on the front end paper.

Dates: 1815-1820

Notebook on legal matters, including copy of transcript of the trial of Capt. John Porteous

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1244
Scope and Contents Much of this notebook contains a part-copy of the transcript of the trial as it was published in Edinburgh, 1818, in - Criminal Trials Illustrative Of The Tale Entitled The Heart Of Mid-Lothian: Published From The Original Record . Also in the notebook are some law notes on Cox v. Coleridge and the Rights of Allornies (or Attornies?); Rex v. Inhabitants of Middlesex; and, the Assizes at Lewes. There are also notes from Lacon, or Many...
Dates: 1818-1824

Papers of Robert Kirk

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Identifier: Coll-394
Scope and Contents

These might be referred to loosely as commonplace books. Extracts of texts by others predominate alongside original notes by Kirk.

Dates: 1660-1674

Volumes of Thomas Elder

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Identifier: MS ELD
Scope and Contents

MS ELD 1: A commonplace book from 1834. Volume is primarily handwritten, with a clipping of a recipe for bread pasted to the back board.

MS ELD 2: A scrap book of newspaper cuttings, c. 1830-1840. Cuttings are pasted into the volume, and are mostly of topographical interest.

Dates: c.1830-1840