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Lectures and Lecturing

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Autograph letter signed from William Dickinson to his mother, reporting on his experiences of student life at Edinburgh, 28 November 1765

 Item — Box CLX-A-1591
Identifier: Coll-1848/20-0043
Scope and Contents Autograph letter signed from William Dickinson (1745-1806) to his mother, reporting on his experiences of student life at Edinburgh, dated 28 November 1765, Edinburgh. Dickinson starts his letter by stating he is happy to hear about the recovery of his father; he then mentions "the two Gentlemen from Oxford" that came to his house. He is "very well pleased" with being at the University, "for Mr Ferguson (the Moral Philosophy Professor) is very clever and refin'd". He adds that he has had "but a...
Dates: 28 November 1765

Volume of student lecture notes entitled "Heads of Dr. Ferguson's Lectures 1760", 1760

 Item — Box CLX-A-1591
Identifier: Coll-1848/20-0060
Scope and Contents This item is a volume of student lecture notes entitled "Heads of Dr. Ferguson's Lectures 1760", 44-page long, apparently by a student who attended Adam Ferguson's lectures at the University of Edinburgh. As the title suggests, these are the "heads" or outlines of the course, but with a fair bit of detail included. The lectures concern mankind in its divisions, social actions, forms of government, etc.
Dates: 1760