Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:
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).
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.
Contains lecture notes, two printed works and one textbook annotated by Ewart.
Volume of 122 pages containing notes of correspondence with colleagues. One illustration, in green ink, of a Salsola Kali shoot.
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.
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.'
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.
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 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.