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Certificates, Diplomas etc of Principal William Robertson

 Fonds — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-71
Scope and Contents 1. King's College and University, Aberdeen. Award of the degree of Doctor of Divinity to W.R. 3 July 1764. Signed by the following professors: John Chalmers, John Lumsden, John Gregory, Alexander Burnet, Thomas Gordon, Thomas Reid, John Leslie, George Gordon. Vellum, approx. 60 cms x 68 cms, with small wax seal in metal box attached. 2. Edinburgh, Town Council. Commission of W.R. as Principal of the University of Edinburgh. 11 November 1762. Signed by George Drummond,...
Dates: 1743-1783

Journal of a tour round the world taken by Sir John Fraser (1885-1947)

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1296
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of three bound volumes being Sir John Fraser's journal of a tour made around the world in 1935. Each volume contains many pages of black and white photographs along with pages of typescript text describing the journey. The first entry in the journal is dated Tuesday 22 January 1935 and describes the Langholm Hotel and the start of the journey to Southampton to catch the ship (RMS 'Aquitania') bound for New York. A journey across the USA by train followed,...
Dates: 1935

Letter from Sir David Brewster to the Editor, the 'Scotsman', 5 November 1867

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1454
Scope and Contents Autograph letter signed to the Editor of the Scotsman newspaper, 3 pages 8vo, written at Allerly, Melrose, on writing paper of Edinburgh University, and dated 5 November 1867. The letter, which is either an autograph draft or an edited version prepared for publication, condemns the forgery by Denis Vrain-Lucas (1818-1880) of letters of Isaac Newton (1642-1727) and Blaise Pascal (1623-1662). Denis Vrain-Lucas was one of the most notorious forgers of the...
Dates: 1867

Papers of Sir David Smith, Principal of Edinburgh University, 1987-1994

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1085
Scope and Contents The boxes contain 39 files and 3 scrapbooks. The files cover a variety of subjects, from: appointment as Principal; financial crisis; recovery plan; restructuring; graduation addresses; talks and speeches; anglicisation; new University logo; and, the installation of Muriel Gray as rector. The scrapbooks contain cuttings or copies of cuttings on: the closure of the Dental School; the anglicisation of Edinburgh University; attacks on the University as inefficient; league tables; cuttings relating...
Dates: 1986-2006

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

Papers relating to Robert Rollock

 Fonds — Volume: Dc.4.68
Identifier: Coll-475
Scope and Contents The material bound together consists of: 'Commentarius in primam beati Apostoli Petri Epistolam, a D. Roberto Rolloco ... inchoatus, et ab henrico Charterisio ... absolutus, 1627; and 'Latin epitaphs on Rollock by various friends and colleagues', circa 1627.
Dates: 17th century

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

 Fonds
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.
Dates: 1922-1929

The Agra Correspondence and Papers of Sir William Muir

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1037
Scope and Contents The Agra Correspondence of Sir William Muir consists of original manuscripts and typed transcripts relating to his career in the North-West Provinces of India, but in this case pertaining to 1857. The papers in the collection include letters to his wife from 1840 to 1895, letters of congratulations on the Muir's golden wedding, letters relating to the period 1813 to 1902, press cuttings, documents and theAnnual reports. Miss Taylor's orphanage for Moslem and Druse girls, Beyrout, and other...
Dates: 1813-1902