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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

Lecture notes and laboratory notebooks of David J Lockwood

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1845
Scope and Contents Lecture notebooks and laboratory notebooks containing notes taken by David J Lockwood during his time as a research fellow at the University of Edinburgh in the 1970s. Also includes a manual on IMP routines for data handling.
Dates: 1972-1978

Lecture Notes of John Robison

 Fonds
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

Material relating to William Black of Aberdeen

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-795
Scope and Contents The material consists of the Physics courseIntroductio ad physicam specialem, in usum juventutis academicae conscripta1696, and a transcript in both Latin and English along with circa 20 copies of sketches.
Dates: 1693-1696

Papers of Alfred Daniell

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-260
Scope and Contents The collection consists of bundles of manuscript problems in physics, with a mathematical introduction.
Dates: 19th century

Papers of Professor Charles Glover Barkla

 Fonds — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-296
Scope and Contents
  1. Lectures and notes, 1903, 1917 (E91.105)
  2. Citation for the Nobel Prize for Physics, 1917 (E96.23)
  3. Congratulatory telegrams on the award of the Nobel Prize for Physics, 1918-1919 (E96.10)
Dates: 1903-1919

Papers of Professor Sir David Wallace

 Fonds — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-1540
Scope and Contents Papers of Professor Sir David Wallace containing undergraduate lecture notes, research material, contracts, presentations and notebooks from the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre work; lectures and course material; off-prints; personal papers; and miscellaneous material.The material is arranged as follows:Undergraduate lecture notes and tutorials, Edinburgh University, 1963-1968: this section contains material related to Wallace's undergraduate studies...
Dates: 1963-1990

Papers of Sir Edward Victor Appleton

 Fonds — Box: MS.2300
Identifier: Coll-37
Scope and Contents The papers, which are substantial, deal almost exclusively with Appleton's scientific work. There is little personal or private correspondence and almost no surviving material, apart from lectures, speeches and addresses, relating to his public life as scientific administrator or university principal. There are, however, a good run of diaries and engagement books and extensive folders of notes, research ideas, manuscript calculations and data from all periods of Appleton's career, as well as...
Dates: c 1918-1973

Records of the Newtonian Society, Edinburgh

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-175
Scope and Contents The records consist of a minute book covering 30 April 1760 to 27 November 1763, and also January 1764, and with the petition of A. Copland for membership, 17 December 1763. There is also a book of laws and the signatures of members of the Society, as well as a roll of miscellaneous questions to be debated.
Dates: 1760-1764

Student notes on natural philosophy taken by George Dalgliesh

 Collection — Box: CLX-A-1677
Identifier: Coll-2012
Content Description This notebook contains lectures on the works of Aristotle, dictated by Thomas Craufurd, Regent of Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, and taken down by student George Dalgliesh. The lectures cover the third and fourth years of Dalgliesh’s degree, and, besides logic and metaphysics, deal with scientific subjects such as physics, astronomy, and anatomy. The notes are embellished with humorous doodles.
Dates: 1660-1662

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