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Astronomy

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

Found in 101 Collections and/or Records:

Lectures in Natural Philosophy, volume 4, 1785

 Item
Identifier: Coll1371/4
Scope and Contents

Notes of lectures in Natural Philosophy by Professor Robison taken down by T.C. Hope in 1785.

Dates: 1785

Lectures in Natural Philosophy, volume 5, 1785

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Identifier: Coll1371/5
Scope and Contents

Notes of lectures in Natural Philosophy by Professor Robison taken down by T.C. Hope in 1785.

Dates: 1785

Letter from Hugh Miller to Alexander Rose, c1845

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Identifier: Coll-43 ::: MS 2935.7
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Letter from Hugh Miller to Alexander Rose regarding articles written by the former, the most recent relating to limestone and he promises to send Rose samples. He remarks on astronomical geologists and their view of religion, specifically creation.

Dates: c1845

Letter from Thomas Dick to a young reader

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1300
Scope and Contents The letter (autograph letter signed) is from Thomas Dick to a young reader of his books. It is dated 1 December 1848 and was written in Broughty Ferry (near Dundee). He writes that he he is ' gratified to find that my writings have afforded you entertainment and instruction'. The letter congratulates him on pursuing his studies and mentions that he has just had two books published by the Religious Tract Society - The solar system and The...
Dates: 1848

Manuscript book entitled 'Catalogue of double stars, clusters and nebulae'

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1926
Scope and Contents Manuscript volume entitled 'Catalogue of double stars, clusters and nebulae' by an unknown author. A substantial part appears to have been copied from William Henry Smyth's work Cycle of Celestial Objects. The volume contains:- Descriptions of the positions of stars, constellations, and celestial bodies (Auqarius, Andromeda, Antinous, Auroga etc.) during various nights in 1868 and 1869, not in chronological order (pp. 1-34).- An...
Dates: 1868-1869

Manuscript notes on meteors by Edward Appleton, c. 1945-1950

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Identifier: Coll-37/C.226
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The material consists of manuscript notes on meteors by Edward Appleton, some of which pre-dates his 1946 work. The material includes 1 page 'Notes by EVA [Edward Victor Appleton] headed 'To be returned with the Astronomer Royal’s letter', no date and tables on 'Meteor Streams' 1947-50, by A.G. Pritchard.

Dates: c. 1945-1950
Detail of page from the Compendium of Chronicles by Rashid al-Din. Shows text with central miniature depicting the Sultan Luhrasp seated on a throne, surrounded by attendants. [Please click twice to see the full manuscript]
Detail of page from the Compendium of Chro...

Manuscripts of the Islamicate World and South Asia

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Identifier: Or Ms
Scope and Contents This collection consists of over 700 manuscripts pertaining to the Islamicate world and South Asia, dating from the 10th to 19th centuries C.E. (the majority being post-1500). Chiefly bound paper codices, it includes sacred texts of importance to the Muslim, Hindu, and Sikh faiths, Qur’anic commentaries, Traditions of the Prophet Muhammad and the Shi’i Imams, works treating Islamic law, world history, the history of India, medicine,...
Dates: 10th-19th centuries C.E. (bulk: post-1500 C.E.)

Material relating to William Baird, being 'Some principles of Arithmetique'

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1236
Scope and Contents The manuscript forming the collection looks at Some principles of arithmetique containing all the parts thereof and the severall ways of working. The manuscript includes three parts: mathematics, law and astronomy. The notes and the exlibris inscription suggest that this volume, which is bound in contemporary calf, was the work of William Baird of Dysart - 'Ex libris Gulielmi Baird'. The first part, titled 'Some principles of arithmetique...
Dates: 1676

'Meteor detection by radar', 1946

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Identifier: Coll-37/C.223
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'Meteor detection by radar'. The material consists of a 3 page press release for press visit to A.O.R.G. [Army Operational Research Group], Richmond Park, 9 October 1946; and a covering letter from J.S. Hey.

Dates: 1946

Minute Book No II, 27 August 1840 - 04 June 1842

 Item — Volume MS 2917.2: Series Coll-43/1
Identifier: Coll-43/1/2
Scope and Contents Notebook containing minutes of meetings. These include: details of membership including those which attended each meeting and the financial affairs of the Society. Annual reports for 1840 and 1841 are included and summarise the society's activities and finances for the year. Lists of names and addresses of all members are included. Geological questions discussed and conclusions reached are minuted. 4 meetings were spent discussing "Is the glacier theory of Agassiz applicable to...
Dates: 27 August 1840 - 04 June 1842