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Natural History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:

Edinburgh Museum of Science and Art Syllabus of Lectures, 1867-1868

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Identifier: Coll-74/8/1
Scope and Contents Syllabus for a series of lectures given by 5 scientists at the Edinburgh Museum of Science and Art during 1867-1868. They were: Sir Lyon Playfair (Chemistry), George James Allman (Natural History), Sir Archibald Geikie (Geology), Edward Sang (Natural Philosophy), and John Hutton Balfour (Botany).

Extracts and notes on natural history, c1770

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Identifier: Coll-205/4/2 (Dc.2.37)
Scope and Contents Extracts chiefly from Sir Robert Sibbald's books and MSS on natural history in the Advocates' Library. Subjects include minerals, antiquities (e.g., Roman epigraphy, bones in medieval battlefields), sea and animal life, native customs (magical scarves that cattlemen's wives once wore), geographic curiosities (a cliff that shines in the sun, a natural hole of unsoundable depth, there being no frogs in Getland, etc.) Approximately 178 handwritten pages. Authorship not known with...

Extracts and notes on natural history, c1770

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Identifier: Coll-205/4/3 (Dc.2.38)
Scope and Contents 1761 descriptive list of 146 important titles in natural history; notes on 'Boece's Chronology' [of kings of the Scots back to BC 330]. 'Boece' is probably Dundee-born historian Hector Boethius (c.1465 - 1536). Approximately 80 handwritten pages.

An eighteenth-century hand denotes this 'M.S. Vol. 37'. The leaf holding pages 3 and 4 has been excised.

Lecture notes and printed works, 1872-1889

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Identifier: Coll-14/7
Scope and Contents Contains lecture notes, two printed works and one textbook annotated by Ewart.

Letter book, etc., 1792-1793

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Identifier: Coll-1373/13
Scope and Contents Volume of 122 pages containing notes of correspondence with colleagues. One illustration, in green ink, of a Salsola Kali shoot.

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from James Young Simpson, 25 November 1931

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/37/9
Scope and Contents Simpson congratulates Ewart on his 80th birthday and reminsces about visiting Ewart as a child, where he was encouraged to take up the study of Natural History.

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from John Alexander Fraser Roberts, 25 November 1931

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/37/10
Scope and Contents Roberts sends Ewart his birthday wishes and tells him that 'we at the Institute of Animal Genetics always remember that it is owing to you that our department was created' and that 'it will never be forgotten that you were an experimentalist on Natural History during a time when experiment had almost ceased.'

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from John K. Butter, 25 September 1904

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/105
Scope and Contents Butter asks for advice on breaking in and handling the two zebras he has purchased from Carl Hagenbeck in Hamburg. He writes that natural history is his greatest hobby, and that he recalls Ewart from his time at Aberdeen University, where Butter was a student.

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir John Graham Kerr, 04 November 1918

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/24/3
Scope and Contents Kerr apologises that he is unable to provide Ewart with a copy of the University of Glasgow's Natural History Department syllabus, as such a thing does not exist. He describes some aspects of the course and complains that ten weeks is an insufficient period to teach the Zoology course. He hopes that one day a satisfactory course in Zoology for medical students is devised.

Letter to Sir Andrew Crombie Ramsay from David Landsborough, 25 February 1843

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Identifier: Coll-74/11/1/4
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Andrew Crombie Ramsay from David Landsborough giving news of family members and news of "the Disruption" in the Church of Scotland. Natural history is also discussed, particularly a new species of Caledonian pine to be named C. Spherospherneum and a new genus of fossil to be named Lyginodendron Landsburgii Lyginos.