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Astronomy notes circa 1804

Identifier: Coll-1543
Scope and Contents The bound manuscript volume contains notes on 'Astronomy' and 'Spherical Trigon[ometry]'. There are a number of sketches within the notes.
Dates: 1800-1806

Colin Campbell Collection

Identifier: Coll-38
Scope and Contents The Colin Campbell Collection contains Gaelic verse, mainly songs; sermon notes and scripture expositions, the earliest being 1703; manuscript treatises; Colin Campbell correspondence, the earliest being 1664; miscellaneous manuscripts including domestic accounts, medical papers, minutes etc; notebooks, accounts, letters and scraps of Patrick Campbell of Achnaba; letters from mathematicians to Colin Campbell, and mathematical papers; a body of accounts, the earliest being 1553; a body of...
Dates: 1553-1836

Commentary on 'De Sphaera'

 Fonds — Volume: Dk.7.29
Identifier: Coll-1947
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: c1616

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

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-1555, Folder: SC-Acc-2016-0164, n/a: data_value_missing_4ee182ea199402903a9820b06fe32d1a
Identifier: Coll-1784
Scope and Contents The collection of letters is divided into a 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.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1850-1870

Lecture Notes of John Robison

Identifier: Coll-204
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: c1779-c1801

Lectures by David Gregory

 Fonds — Volume: Dc.6.12
Identifier: Coll-1608
Scope and Contents Volume consists of teaching material originally produced by David Gregory, here transcribed with numerous drawings by Francis Pringle in Oxford in 1694-1695 and George Wood in St Andrews 1705. The volume's index is in Gregory's hand. The lectures, all by Gregory, are the Institutiones Astronomiae, the Oxford address on professional education he called De Ratione Studii Mathematici Consilium, the Lectiones Opticae, Trigonometria Planorum Angulorum, Geometria Practica, Geometriae de Motu, and the...
Dates: c1694-c1705

Letter from Thomas Dick to a young reader

Identifier: Coll-1300
Scope and Contents The letter (autograph letter signed) is from Thomas Dick to a young reader of his books. It is dated 1 December 1848 and was written in Broughty Ferry (near Dundee). He writes that he he is ' gratified to find that my writings have afforded you entertainment and instruction'. The letter congratulates him on pursuing his studies and mentions that he has just had two books published by the Religious Tract Society - The solar system and The atmosphere...
Dates: 1848

Manuscript book entitled 'Catalogue of double stars, clusters and nebulae'

Identifier: Coll-1926
Scope and Contents Manuscript volume entitled 'Catalogue of double stars, clusters and nebulae' by an unknown author. A substantial part appears to have been copied from William Henry Smyth's work Cycle of Celestial Objects. The volume contains:- Descriptions of the positions of stars, constellations, and celestial bodies (Auqarius, Andromeda, Antinous, Auroga etc.) during various nights in 1868 and 1869, not in chronological order (pp. 1-34).- An 'index of to map of the...
Dates: 1868-1869

Material relating to William Baird, being 'Some principles of Arithmetique'

Identifier: Coll-1236
Scope and Contents The manuscript forming the collection looks at Some principles of arithmetique containing all the parts thereof and the severall ways of working. The manuscript includes three parts: mathematics, law and astronomy. The notes and the exlibris inscription suggest that this volume, which is bound in contemporary calf, was the work of William Baird of Dysart - 'Ex libris Gulielmi Baird'. The first part, titled 'Some principles of arithmetique...
Dates: 1676

Papers of David Gregory

Identifier: Coll-33
Scope and Contents The papers of David Gregory consist of: bound manuscripts of mathematical and personal papers by both David Gregory and James Gregory bound manuscripts Lectiones Mechanicae Sive Geometria de Motu parts 1-4 (1689-1690) bound manuscripts of treatises on mathematics and astronomy (1683-1694) bound manuscripts Notae in...
Dates: 1652-1706

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