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Collection of Drawings of Minerals

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Identifier: Coll-542
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of highly colourful drawings of minerals and are organised into five volumes of accompanying notes. Manuscript notes in the volumes indicate that the drawings are arranged in families according to the system of Professor Robert Jameson (1774-1854).

Correspondence of Robert Dick

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Identifier: Coll-195
Scope and Contents The correspondence in the collection consists entirely of letters to Charles William Peach about the plants and fossils of Caithness. Some comments too against Darwin's theory of evolution. There are also obituaries, press-cuttings and letters about Robert Dick.

Letter from James Geikie to Professor Dunn, 28 February 1887

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Identifier: Coll-1485
Scope and Contents The letter is dated 28 February 1887, at 10 Bright['s] Crescent, presumably in Edinburgh. It appears to begin, 'Dear Prof. Dunn'. Geikie regrets that he 'shall be unable to attend the Council meeting for t. night - I am not allowed to go out in the evening'. He remarks how it is 'a terrible loss to the Society in the death of our dear friend Mr. Gray!' It finishes with autograph signature, James Geikie. There is also a printed outline map of Scotland showing principal directions of...

Papers of Professor Sir Frederick Henry Stewart

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Identifier: Coll-691
Scope and Contents The material is composed of manuscript and typescript letters and notes, testimonials, press-cuttings, printed material from scientific institutions, journal off-prints. There are lecture notes, letters relating to Durham University and Edinburgh University, and notes on the US Salt Conference, America 1952. One box is entirely devoted to evaporates. The box-file contains books and a thesis. The thesis is entitledThe petrology of the Belhelvie district in Aberdeenshireand dated October 1941,...

Papers of Rolland J. B. Munro relating to James Hutton

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Identifier: Coll-804
Scope and Contents The collection contained in two files, six notebooks and one envelope within an archive box is composed of: copies in typescript ofOn the loss of James Hutton's geological collection, an address given on 12 March 1941; notes on James Hutton and the wider Hutton family; correspondence 1939; correspondence 1942-1947; notes on Hutton and Isaac Newton; and address delivered by Munro to the Edinburgh Geological Society, 19 March 1947; genealogical notes; and, assorted notes and correspondence.

Papers of Sir John Smith Flett

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Identifier: Coll-100
Scope and Contents Manuscript copy and typed copy of Flett's account of his student days at Edinburgh University, 1886-1894.

Photograph of Sir Thomas Henry Holland, Principal of Edinburgh University, 1929-1944

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Identifier: Coll-1486
Scope and Contents The sepia-tint head and shoulders portrait photograph is mounted on buff card. There is an embossed stamp for the Photographer, Russell, [75] Baker Street, London. Because of the London-based photographer, the portrait photograph is perhaps more likely to have been taken during Holland's period of office as Rector of Imperial College, London, 1922-1929.

Records of the Wernerian Natural History Society

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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)