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Lecture Notes, Rhetoric and English Literature, 1878-1879

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Identifier: Coll-1125
Scope and Contents On a title page of one of the two volumes the contents are stated as being notes of Edinburgh University, Rhetoric and English Literature 1878-1879, Historical Course, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The name of James Malloch appears there too. Similar information appears on a title page of the second volume. These contents are stated as being notes of Edinburgh University, Rhetoric and English Literature 1878-1879, Theoretical Course, Mondays and Tuesdays. This volume shows the name, James Malloch....
Dates: 1878-1879

Lecture notes taken down by David H. Stam

 Fonds — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-1028
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of Lecture notes on English Literature and Divinity taken down during 1955-1956, with the English Literature notes including: - Dr. Johnson - Critical Theory, given by A. M. Clarke - The seventeenth century, also given by A. M. Clarke There are also Supplementary notes on: Wordsworth; Shelley; Matthew Arnold; and,...
Dates: 1955-1956

Lectures - New approach to Middle English dialectology / On planning a dialect survey of Scotland

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Identifier: Coll-1108
Scope and Contents E2007.06 - This item in the collection is a printed copy ofA new approach to Middle English dialectology. This is a revised version of a lecture delivered in the University of Edinburgh to the staff of the English Language Department and a few invited colleagues, Wednesday, 18 November 1959.

E2009.39 - This item is an earlier lecture delivered at the Summer School of Linguistics, Ann Arbor, July 1949, and entitledOn planning a dialect survey of Scotland.
Dates: 1959

Letter declining to stand as University Rector

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-837, Folder: Coll-1158
Identifier: Coll-1158
Scope and Contents The letter is addressed to 'Aux Etudiants de l'Universite de Edimbourg', and begins 'Chers Messieurs, Je vous suis bien reconnaissant pour votre proposition si innatendue et si flatteuse: de poser ma candidature pour le Rectorat de votre Universite...' The letter is dated 'le 7 juin 1935', and was sent to Mr. R. N. Levitt, Edinburgh. The gist of the letter is that Trotsky was unable to accept the invitation to stand in the election. The letter is signed with a flourished...
Dates: 1935

Letter from Sir David Brewster to the Editor, the 'Scotsman', 5 November 1867

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Identifier: Coll-1454
Scope and Contents Autograph letter signed to the Editor of the Scotsman newspaper, 3 pages 8vo, written at Allerly, Melrose, on writing paper of Edinburgh University, and dated 5 November 1867. The letter, which is either an autograph draft or an edited version prepared for publication, condemns the forgery by Denis Vrain-Lucas (1818-1880) of letters of Isaac Newton (1642-1727) and Blaise Pascal (1623-1662). Denis Vrain-Lucas was one of the most notorious forgers of the...
Dates: 1867

Letter from Sir Robert Christison (1797-1882) to David Cousin of the City Chambers, Edinburgh

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Identifier: Coll-1379
Scope and Contents The letter from Christison, 40 Moray Place [ Edinburgh], Monday 4 August [1862], to David Cousin of the City Chambers, refers to a 'long report' read by Dr. Bennett, on the Buildings Committee of the University. The report referred to how 'a careful survey' found the buildings were 'in a condition of great disrepair'. With regard to this, Christison had found, as 'Convenor of Finance', that he had 'a sum of £300' available in the general accounts, and explained that since Dr. Bennett and the...
Dates: 1862

Letter to Francis Jeffrey

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Identifier: Coll-1176
Scope and Contents Items relating to the poet, Thomas Campbell, include:
  1. - letter, 22 February 1834, to Francis Jeffrey, the Lord Advocate, writing that he is thinking about competing for the position of chair of Rhetoric and Belles Lettres at Edinburgh University, at shelfmark E2009.18
  2. - letter, undated fragment, at shelfmark Dc.3.99/13, f.7
Dates: 1834

Letters, notes, testimonials relating to Professor John Thomson

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Identifier: Coll-1524
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of: 1833-1841 - mixed documents connected with Professor John Thomson 1836-1847 - series of letters between Thomas Chalmers and the Rev. Dr. Muirhead 1838 - testimonials in favour of John Thomson and in relation to the Reid Professorship 1840 - series of letters from William Chambers (Music publisher) to John Thomson ...
Dates: 1836-1847

Letters of Frederick Sleigh Roberts, Lord Roberts of Kandahar

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Identifier: Coll-1170
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of, at shelfmark E2009.12, an autograph letter signed 'Roberts' to 'Dear Sir', and marked 'Private'. It is a 3-page letter, headed (embossed) Royal Hospital, Dublin, and dated 18 February 1896. In it, he declines to stand as the Liberal Unionist candidate for the Lord Rectorship of Edinburgh University. He states that, 'The conclusion I have come to, and in which I have reason to believe that the military authorities concur, is that it would be undesirable for an...
Dates: 1896

Letters of John Donaldson, Professor of Music

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1237
Scope and Contents This undated letter from John Donaldson to H. H. Dibdin, and written from Marchfield, discusses the adjustment and tuning of an organ, and denies that Sir George Clerk had advocated 'the absurd perfect third system' stating, 'Until the valves were equally opened it was quite impossible to know, precisely, what kind of temperament Mr. Hill had adopted for the Music Hall organ. When I tried it with Sir G. Clerk we found one stop in tolerable tune - I say tolerable, but even in that stop many of...
Dates: 1850-1865

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Archer, W. 1
Armstrong College (University of Durham). Durham College of Science (1871 -) 1
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Dickson, Emily Winifred, Dr., 1866-1944 (first female Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)) 1
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Donaldson, John, 1789-1865 (Professor of Music, University of Edinburgh) 1
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Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments 1
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Ewart, James Cossar, 1851-1933 (zoologist and professor of natural history, University of Edinburgh) 1
Fisher, Ronald Aylmer, 1890-1962 (English statistician, evolutionary biologist, geneticist, and eugenicist) 1
Flamsteed, John (first Astronomer Royal) 1
Fleming, Alexander, fl. 1844 (Edinburgh University graduate) 1
Forbes, Edward, 1815-1854 (Manx naturalist | Professor of Natural History, University of Edinburgh 1854) 1
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Gemmell, Anne Hyslop, b. 1923 (student at Edinburgh University) 1
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