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The bound manuscript volume contains notes on 'Astronomy' and 'Spherical Trigon[ometry]'. There are a number of sketches within the notes.
Volume entitled Buchananus De Sphaera: George Buchanan, with commentary by Adam King, covering key aspects of mathematical, natural philosophical, and astronomical knowledge from antiquity to the early modern period, from the Christian West and the Islamicate and pre-Islamic East, and from Copernicus to Galileo and Kepler. Bound with this is a second manuscript containing poetry by King.
Correspondence between an astronomer, David Little of Granton, Edinburgh, and the instrument maker William Horn, of Allan Park, Stirling, and correspondence between Horn and instrument makers Thomas Morton of Kilmarnock, and T. Cooke & Sons, York
The collection of letters is divided into a group dating from 1850 which includes receipts, costs and correspondence between William Horn and David Little, Granton, Edinburgh.
Another group of in the collection is correspondence between William Horn and Morton and Cooke.
There is also a sketch of a comet drawn in 1838 (Encke's Comet).
Lecture notes from the time when Robison was Professor of Natural Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. The notes embrace the sciences of mechanics, hydrodynamics, astronomy and optics, together with electricity and magnetism.
It is assumed that these are Robison's own notes but this has not been verified.