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Description of events at Sottrum, North Germany, 1813-1814, after the French defeat in 1812

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1287
Scope and Contents The manuscript is entitled A Clegyman's house, 50 years ago. 1813-1814. It is written in ink and consists of 42 numbered pages (folded) with each of the 4-sides filled, making 168 pages. The manuscript is incomplete. It opens with a description of the countryside around Sottrum, and during the course of the fighting it mentions historical notables and events including: General Carra St. Cyr; Prince Reuss; Frederick William Duke of Brunswick; General...
Dates: 1863-1864

Diary of geologist James Nicol when he was an Edinburgh University student

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1914
Scope and Contents This is the manuscript diary of James nicol (1810-1879), an Edinburgh University student in medicine and natural history, who would later become a geologist and Professor of Natural history at the University of Aberdeen. The journal was written between the 10th of October 1840, to the 21st of March 1841, when he attended the Winter Session at Berlin University. Enclosed in the volume are typed notes, giving a rather detailed index of the diary's contents. In his journal, James Nicol describes...
Dates: 10 October 1840-21 March 1841

Material relating to Agnes Waugh, and student outings in the 1930s

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1525
Scope and Contents Ring-binder with notes describing the hike taken by Agnes Waugh, Winifred N. Turner, Katharine M. Martin, Minty Johnstone, Mary Craig, Grace M. Thomson, and Marion Wilson, between Thursday 22 June and Saturday 1 July [1933]. The description of the hike from Edinburgh into Kirriemuir, Angus, and Glen Clova, and then on to Ballater, Braemar, Inverernan, Tomintoul, Aviemore, Inverness, Loch-an-Eilean, and the Lairig Ghru, also contains some black and white photographs. Note-book with...
Dates: 1933-1936

'Notgeld' albums containing small illustrated German and Austrian notes

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-1861
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of two albums containing a collection of Notgeld, or 'emergency money' printed in Germany after all the low-value coins had vanished due to a shortage in metal during the inter-war period. Most notes are dating from 1921. They are called 'vouchers' rather than actual bank notes, and have an expiration date. They have very little actual monetary value: most of them are around 50 pfennige (pennies) ;...
Dates: early 1920s

Papers of Godfrey H. Thomson

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1310
Scope and Contents Biographical and personal papers, c mid 19th century-1972; Publications authored and co-authored by Thomson, 1904-1954; Unpublished materials by Thomson, 1897-1954; Publications collected by Thomson regarding education, intelligence, psychology, and statistics, 1879-1971 Unpublished material collected by Thomson and authored by others, c mid 20th...
Dates: c1890s-1978

Papers of Joseph H. Oldham (1874-1969) and Betty D. Gibson (1889-1973)

 Fonds
Identifier: CSWC 2
Scope and Contents The collection consists of: correspondence and reports relating to the difficulties faced by German and German speaking missionaries after the war (1914-c 1923); reports on the history and activities of German missions, in particular the Basel Mission (1912-1951); correspondence between Oldham and Gibson about Gibson's visit to Africa and Oldham's IMC work (1933); and papers and correspondence collected by Gibson on missions and churches (including some German missions) in Congo, Rwanda,...
Dates: 1912-1975

Records of the Wernerian Natural History Society

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-206
Scope and Contents The records of the Wernerian Natural History Society consist of:
  1. 2 volumes of Minute Books (January 1808-April 1858)
Dates: 1808-1858

Wilson, Barbara A. (nee Glascock)

 Fonds
Identifier: GD1-59
Scope and Contents British Zone of Germany Nutrition Survey papers 1946; reprints of articles on nutrition 1940-1948; cancer studies in Uganda papers 1955-1956; reprints of articles on cancer 1948-1965
Dates: 1940-1965

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