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Fonds — Volume: Dc.3.73
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 the Mathematics...
- Names: Playfair, John, 1748-1819 (scientist, mathematician, and professor of natural philosophy, University of Edinburgh)
- Names: Macpherson, James (Principal Clerk to William Henry Playfair (1817))