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Records of the Wernerian Natural History Society

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Identifier: Coll-206
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The records of the Wernerian Natural History Society consist of:


  1. 2 volumes of Minute Books (January 1808-April 1858)
Dates: 1808-1858

Revenues or patrimony of the Crown, Edinburgh c. 1655

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Identifier: Coll-1481
Scope and Contents The bound manuscript volume begins with a paragraph in Latin, thereafter it is in English. The 'revenues or patrimony' are listed by 'county' or other, beginning with 'Berwyck Shyre' with 'property', and 'observations' noted. Then follows 'Shyre of Selkirk', 'Roxburgh Shyre', 'Peebles Shyre', Dumfriece Shyre', 'Lanark Shyre', Kirkcudbright Stewartrie', 'Wigtoune Shyre','Chamberlane of Galloway', 'Air Shyre', 'Bailliarie of Carrick', 'Bailliarie of Kyle', Dumbrittane Shyre', 'Bute Shyre',...
Dates: 1603-1655
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Science Studies Unit Oral History recordings

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Identifier: EUA CA16
Scope and Contents

In this collection of biographical interviews scientists reflect on their early life and background, their career and involvement in British science in the twentieth century. These interviews were carried out with some former staff members of the Institute of Animal Genetics, Edinburgh, as well as individuals from other branches of science, by the Science Studies Unit, University of Edinburgh.

Dates: 1969-1971

Scott Moncrieff family letters and legal documents

 Fonds — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-1803
Content Description The archive contains many letters from, to, and between members of the Scott Moncreiff family including Robert Scott Moncreiff of Fossaway and his wife, Susan, and others of the family. The letters are mostly 19th century, some 18th century, and earlier.There is also a quantity of manuscript letters, legal documents, and printed matter relating to the Scott Moncreiffs of Yair and Fossaway, Perthshire... including instruments of sasine, and share certificates, the former in favour...
Dates: 1662-1860

Scottish tradition of the House of Napier

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Identifier: Coll-1412
Scope and Contents The volume is dated 1902 and entitled on the front board: 'A Scottish tradition of the House of Napier / Hon'ble Mrs. James Napier. On a facing page to the inside of the front-board it states: 'This Legend of Her Name was illustrated for The Bride / The Artist employed / was Mr. J. Jenks[?] / Schoolmaster / Kilmore [?] / by Oban. The volume contains a tale about the origin of the name 'Napier' and features a fine water-colour of two knights in 'Arts and Crafts' or 'Art Nouveau' style and...
Dates: 1902

Sermon as component of A proclamation for a public thanksgiving, 1814

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Identifier: Coll-1463
Scope and Contents

Folio. Broadside. Uncut, with some loss to edges. Folded, with some marking and marginal tears. Inscribed at head in 19th century hand, 'Thanksgiving Peace 1814 July' and at foot 'Public worship on Thursday will begin at the usual hour...'.

On verso, the broadside bears a lengthy manuscript copy of a contemporary sermon on 'the great and public blessing of peace' beginning with the 126th Psalm and occupying the entire verso in four columns.

Dates: 1814

Stereoscopic photographs of Boer War and other subjects

 Fonds — Box: Coll-1753
Identifier: Coll-1753
Scope and Contents

An as yet unsorted box of steroscopic photographs.

Dates: Publication: c1900

The Royall Cedar, by Frederic van Bossen

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1474
Scope and Contents

Unbound copy of a manuscript, Edinburgh 1688, with original stitching. Commences with an elaborate title page with allegorical figures, with shield and decorated borders. There follows a list of authorities used in the writing of the work and a dedication. Van Bossen states that he has made use of an ancient manuscript by John Tulloch, Bishop of Orkney. The work forms a substantial history of Scottish nobility and follows the structure of that laid out in other copies.

Dates: 1687-1689

Volume of lecture notes taken by John P Mackintosh at lectures in Constitutional History given by Dr. Balfour-Melville, 1947-48. With enclosures

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Identifier: Coll-1323
Scope and Contents The material is composed of: - 1 x notebook of lectures in Constitutional History given by Dr. Balfour-Melville - insertions (from notebook), being Examination for Vans Dunlop Scholarship in History, 1949, Edinburgh University; three printed examination papers, Edinburgh University - British History (Ordinary) December 1946, British History (Honours) January 1948, British History (Degree...
Dates: 1947-48

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Black, Joseph, 1728-1799 (professor of chemistry, University of Edinburgh) 1
Bogle, Very Reverend, Andrew Nisbet, 1868-1957 (Minister; Ex-Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland) 1
Bolton, Richard, Sir, 1570-1648 (Solicitor-General for Ireland, Chief Baron of the Irish Exchequer ) 1
Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde KG, KT, James, 1665-1745 (Irish statesman; Soldier) 1
Castehill United Free Church (Forres, Scotland) 1
Charles IX, 1550-1574 (King of France) 1
Church of Scotland 1
Cronstedt, Axel Fredrik, 1722-1765 (Swedish chemist) 1
Cunningham, Daniel John, 1850-1909 (professor of anatomy, Trinity College Dublin) 1
Dansey, William, Rev., 1792?1856 (clergyman | Rector of Donhead St Andrew, Wiltshire) 1
Darwin, Charles Robert, 1809-1882 (Naturalist) 1
Deacon, Margaret, fl 1969 (oceanography historian) 1
Dobbie, Rev., William, 1881-1946 1
Donaldson, Gordon, 1913-1993 (Scottish historian; Sir William Fraser Professor of Scottish History and Palaeography) 1
Dott, Norman McOmish, 1897-1973 (Neurosurgeon) 1
Dufresne, Louis, 1752-1832, French Taxidermist, Natural Historian 1
Falconer, Douglas Scott (professor of genetics, University of Edinburgh and director of the Agricultural Research Council, Unit of Animal Genetics) 1
Farnese, Alessandro, 1520-1589 (Cardinal and diplomat) 1
Firth, George, 1901-1983 (scientist, professional singer, teacher, choral and orchestral conductor, lecturer, administrator and author) 1
Forster, John, Sir, circa 1515-1602 (English administrator, Scottish borders; deputy warden, English middle march) 1
Fraser, William, Sir, 1816-1898 (solicitor, historian, palaeographer, and genealogist) 1
Garrard & Co. Ltd., Albemarle St., London 1
Graham (Edinburgh) 1
Hamilton Bruce, C. A., fl. 1920-1960 1
Hannay, Robert Kerr, Professor, 1867-1940 (historian, palaeographer) 1
Heatley, D. P., fl.1924 (president of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland Branch, Historical Association of Scotland) 1
Hedges, Sir, Charles, 1649-1714 (English lawyer; Politician; Judge in Admiralty Court; Secretary of State) 1
Henderson, Thomas, circa 1599 (burgess of Jedburgh) 1
Highland Society of Scotland 1
Historical Association of Scotland (Edinburgh and South East Scotland Branch) 1
Holinshed, Raphael, d. 1580? (chronicler) 1
Home, Gordon Cochrane, 1878-1969 (Author and Artist) 1
Home, Henry, Lord Kames, 1696-1782 (judge and philosopher) 1
Hope, Thomas, Sir Thomas Hope of Kerse, 1606?1643 (judge; politician) 1
Hope, Thomas, Sir, 1573-1646 (1st baronet, of Craighall; lawyer) 1
Hutton, James, 1726-1797 (Scottish geologist) 1
James I and VI, 1566-1625 (King of England, Scotland and Ireland) 1
Jardine, William, 1800-1874, Sir (7th Baronet Naturalist) 1
Jenks ?, J., fl. 1902 (schoolmaster at Kilmore by Oban) 1
Kaufman, Matthew H., Professor, 1942-2013 (Professor of Anatomy) 1
Kenyan African National Union (founded 1960) 1
Kinloch, G E, fl 1820-1829 1
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent, 1743-1794 (French chemist) 1
Linnaeus, Carl, 1707-1778 (Swedish taxonomist) 1
Lodge, Richard, Professor Sir, 1855-1936 (historian) 1
Low, George, 1746-1795, Naturalist 1
Lowe, John, Dr., 1830-1902 (physician; natural historian and botanist) 1
MacEwen, Alexander Robertson, 1851-1916 (ecclesiastical historian) 1
Mackie, Charles, 1688-1770 (Professor of History, University of Edinburgh) 1
Mackintosh, John Pitcairn (Professor of Politics and Member of Parliament) 1
Malkiewicz, Andrew J A, fl 2013 (Lecturer in history; University of Edinburgh) 1
Maxwell, Ailsa Giles, fl. 1945-1948 (Edinburgh University graduate) 1
Maxwell, Stuart, fl. 1938-1947, Edinburgh University graduate 1
Moncreiff, Robert Scott, 1793-1869 (advocate, illustrator and caricaturist) 1
Monro, Alexander, 1733-1817 ("Secundus", Professor of anatomy, University of Edinburgh) 1
Napoléon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 (Emperor) 1
Natural History Society of Edinburgh 1
Owens College (Manchester) 1
Philip II, 1527-1598 (King of Spain) 1
Poincaré, Raymond Nicolas Landry, 1860-1934 (President of France) 1
Pollock, Martin Rivers, 1914-1999 (professor of biology, University of Edinburgh) 1
Reid, David, 1796-1882 (farmer) 1
Reid, David, 1820-1884 (Farmer) 1
Reid, David, 1865-1933 (Farmer) 1
Robertson, John C., fl. 1897 1
Robertson, William, 1721-1793 (historian, principal of the University of Edinburgh) 1
Robison, John, 1739-1805 (professor of natural philosophy, University of Edinburgh) 1
Rosehaugh, Sir George Mackenzie of, c 1636-1691 (lawyer, Lord Advocate, essayist and legal writer) 1
Ross, W. C. A., fl. 1929-33 (president of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland Branch of the Historical Association of Scotland) 1
Sedgefield, W., fl. 1901 (visitor to St. Petersburg) 1
Serjeant, Marion, d 2013 (Edinburgh-based doctor, wife of Robert Serjeant) 1
Serjeant, Robert Bertram, 1915-1993 (Professor of Arabic, Cambridge) 1
Smout, T. C. (T. Christopher), 1933- (Professor of Scottish History, Historiographer Royal) 1
Thomson, Charles Wyville, 1830-1882 (naturalist and professor of natural history, University of Edinburgh) 1
University of Edinburgh, Department of Molecular Biology (1968-1990) (university department) 1
University of Edinburgh, Natural History Collection. Natural History Collection (1697-1812) 1
University of Edinburgh, Science Studies Unit (1966-:) 1
University of Glasgow (Scottish University)) 1
Urquhart (Perth) 1
Wakefield, Daniel, 1798-1856 1
Wakefield, Edward Gibbon, 1796-1862 (Colonialist) 1
Walker, John, 1731-1803 (professor of natural history, University of Edinburgh and clergyman) 1
Watt, James, 1736-1819 (engineer) 1
Werner, Abraham Gottlob, 1750-1817 (German geologist, inspector and teacher, Freiberg Mining Academy) 1
Wernerian Natural History Society (1808-1858) 1
Whytt, Robert, 1714-1766 (professor of theory of medicine, University of Edinburgh) 1
Williams, Arthur Frederic Basil, Professor, 1867-1950 (historian) 1
van Bosen, J. Frederick, fl. 1688 (historian) 1
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