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24 drawings of quadrupeds, birds, fishes, reptiles and insects by James Tait Black

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Identifier: Coll-1317
Scope and Contents 24 pen and ink drawings of quadrupeds, birds, fish, reptiles and insects by James Tait Black. There are two suites of work (1840 and 1841) with the same title but with a different set of 12 illustrations. The bindings of the two sets are in very poor condition. The illustrations from the 1840 suite, one of which is coloured, are: The elephant The tiger The...
Dates: 1840-1841

250th Anniversary of Benjamin Franklin

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Identifier: Coll-652
Scope and Contents

The material is composed of: copies of 24 articles by the United States Information Service (USIS) on Benjamin Franklin, his life and work; 8 off-prints and articles on Franklin produced by The Franklin Institute; and, 37 accompanying photographs (attached to USIS material) with captions.

Dates: 1956

1950s study on the assimilation of African and West Indian students in the universities of Oxford and Cambridge

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Identifier: Coll-1304
Scope and Contents

This thesis of 296 pages was probably written in the mid- to late-1950s and is written in language that reflects the period. It features a bibliography of works from between 1902 and 1954, and the work is concerned with the black community and assimilation within the 'bluebrick universities' of Oxford and Cambridge.

Dates: 1953-1959

‘A compilement of Lamentations specially formed for the churches indifferent use on mourneful occasions’

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Identifier: MS LAM
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Dates: nd

A Law: notes from lectures on Chemistry by Joseph Black

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Identifier: Coll-1374
Scope and Contents

The lectures on chemistry by Joseph Black consist of:


  1. 3 volumes of lecture notes (1775)
Dates: 1775

‘A Meditation occasion’d by the earthquake, at London…’ and ‘Thoughts on the Last Judgment…’

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Identifier: MS MED2
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Dates: 1749-1753

Abstract of Journal of William Henry Playfair

 Fonds — Volume: Dc.3.73
Identifier: Coll-1677
Content Description The volume is concerned mainly with affairs connected with the building of the University of Edinburgh, 1817-1822. It also lists details of income and expenditure during the period and, refers to other projects, clients etc.Playfair's opening paragraph describes this as an abstract of a journal of "the principal transactions and events of my life, chiefly in order to prevent doubt and confusion in matters of business."The volume mentions Playfair taking occupancy of...
Dates: 1817-1822

Account of a trip to the Western Isles and St. Kilda

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Identifier: Coll-1430
Scope and Contents

Manuscript account of a 'Pedestrian tour round the west coast of Scotland in 1849', in August of that year, followed by an account of a 'Trip aboard the Free Kirk Breadalbane yacht with 3 ministers to St. Kilda, Staffa, and back' in 1850.

The volume has inserted a monochromatically tinted sketch of St. Kilda

Dates: 1849-1850

Account of a voyage to New South Wales on the ‘Neptune’ by James Mitchell (1792- ), ship’s surgeon

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Identifier: MS MIT3
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Dates: 1820

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