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Collector's box and teaching cabinet of Catherine Mary Stirling

 Collection
Identifier: Coll-1893
Scope and Contents This collection consists of one Victorian wooden box, used for collecting and teaching, that belonged to Catherine Mary of Stirling, from Kippenross House, near Dunblane. It is still complete and fitted with 5 removable trays containing specimens of: Animal & Vegetable Substances (such as nut galls, Portuguese cork, a piece of tortoise shell, timber specimens, pearls, etc.) ...

Edinburgh Plinian Society

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-275
Scope and Contents The records of the Edinburgh Plinian Society consist of a Minute Book for the period 1826-1828 and a Minute Book for the period 1828-1841. Appended to the relevant volume is a note of the references to the membership of Charles Darwin.

Material relating to John Lowe

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1502
Scope and Contents A bound collection of pamphlets and off-prints, mostly on botanical subjects, which contain working notes of John Lowe and some watercolours which may be his too. There is a MS table of contents which lists nearly all the items but not in the order they are bound. The MS additions include: details of dated sightings, with place, to 'Bennett Notes on Norfolk plants'; and, MS notes of commentaries on the works. There is an autograph letter, 10 December 1898, from H.E. Brown of the...

Notes from lectures on climate, geology and zoology given by Robert Jameson

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1372
Scope and Contents 2 volumes of approximately 180 pages each: a careful transcription, with some diagrams, of lectures in climate, geology and zoology.

Both bear the book plate from the library of the Rev William Dansey, Rector of Donhead St Andrew, Wiltshire, though there is nothing to suggest Dansey had been a student of Jameson's

Papers and other material relating to C. Wyville Thomson

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1327
Scope and Contents The material in the collection consists of: - at E94.90: a letter from Charles Wyville Thomson written on 2 June 1850 at the home of the Reverend Ainslie and addressed to 'My Dear Sir' - it refers to how he had met with a kind reception from Mr. and Mrs. Ainslie who 'pressed him to dine with them and to take a bed at their home', and how the following day they were to take him to Sir David Brewster's - the...

Papers of Dr. John Walker

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-205
Scope and Contents [to be completed]

Papers of George Low

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-251
Scope and Contents The material consists of Low's Orkney manuscripts dating from circa 1773 in 3 volumes, fromHistory of Orkneyparts 1-8,History of Orkneyparts 9-19, toDescription and chronologyparts 20-25, at Dc.6.102/1-3. There is also a typed transcript of the same. At Dc.6.103 there is work on Orkney flora and fauna, and at Dc.6.104 a course of microscopical observations from 1771-1772. There is a cabinet of curiosities collected by Low, 1766-1768 at Dc.6.105, and some notes and sketches in natural history at...

Papers of Joseph Black and family

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-16
Scope and Contents 5 boxes of correspondence between himself and a variety of individuals (including James Watt, Prince Paul Dashkov, John Robison) and on a variety of subjects: linen bleaching, use of lime water, assays of ores, civic water supply, mineralogical specimens, absorption of heat etc 1 box of family letters between Black, his father and his brothers Samuel, George and Thomas ...

Papers of Louis Dufresne

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-198
Scope and Contents The papers are composed of correspondence about the acquisition of Dufresne's natural history collection by the University of Edinburgh, 1818-1821. Some are undated.

Papers of Professor James Hartley Ashworth (1874-1936)

 Fonds — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-285
Scope and Contents The collection consists of papers, notebooks of courses taken at Owens College, Manchester, 1892-1895, and diaries of visits to, for example Australia for meetings of the British Association, June-October 1914, and to Canada, USA, Cuba and Panama.

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Cullen, William, 1710-1790 (chemist and mettalurgist) 2
Jameson, Robert, 1774-1854 (geologist and professor of natural history, University of Edinburgh) 2
University of Edinburgh (Scottish University) 2
Agriculture Society of Edinburgh 1
Alston, Charles, 1683-1760 (physician and botanist) 1
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Ashworth, James Hartley, 1874-1936 (professor of zoology and later of natural history, University of Edinburgh) 1
Black, Joseph, 1728-1799 (professor of chemistry, University of Edinburgh) 1
Cronstedt, Axel Fredrik, 1722-1765 (Swedish chemist) 1
Dalyell, John Graham, 1775-1851, Antiquary and Naturalist 1
Dansey, William, Rev., 1792?1856 (clergyman | Rector of Donhead St Andrew, Wiltshire) 1
Darwin, Charles Robert, 1809-1882 (Naturalist) 1
Dufresne, Louis, 1752-1832, French Taxidermist, Natural Historian 1
Highland Society of Scotland 1
Home, Henry, Lord Kames, 1696-1782 (judge and philosopher) 1
Hutton, James, 1726-1797 (geologist) 1
Jardine, William, 1800-1874, Sir (7th Baronet Naturalist) 1
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent, 1743-1794 (French chemist) 1
Linnaeus, Carl, 1707-1778 (Swedish taxonomist) 1
Low, George, 1746-1795, Naturalist 1
Lowe, John, Dr., 1830-1902 (physician; natural historian and botanist) 1
Monro, Alexander, 1733-1817 (professor of anatomy, University of Edinburgh) 1
Natural History Society of Edinburgh 1
Owens College (Manchester) 1
Robison, John, 1739-1805 (professor of natural philosophy, University of Edinburgh) 1
Stirling, Catherine Mary, 1819-1879 (Collector) 1
Thomson, Charles Wyville, 1830-1882 (naturalist and professor of natural history, University of Edinburgh) 1
University of Edinburgh, Natural History Collection. Natural History Collection (1697-1812) 1
University of Glasgow (Scottish University)) 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
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