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Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Notes about the two day oral and written examination in Geology and Paleontology for the Falconer Fellowship which was awarded to RA Lundie. Under the Deed of Foundation aspects of Zoology and Botany were also touched upon.
Dates: late 19th century
Scope and Contents The material in the collection consists of: - at E94.90: a letter from Charles Wyville Thomson written on 2 June 1850 at the home of the Reverend Ainslie and addressed to 'My Dear Sir' - it refers to how he had met with a kind reception from Mr. and Mrs. Ainslie who 'pressed him to dine with them and to take a bed at their home', and how the following day they were to take him to Sir David Brewster's - the...
Identifier: Coll 205/1 (Dc.1.18)
Scope and Contents 'Natural History of the Inhabitants of the Highlands, Book 2, with a glossary. 'Collection of Animals Brought from China an. 1787, by Mr Somerville Wilson, Surgeon of the Lord North Indiaman.' A 1789 museum inventory. Economic evaluation of proposed navigation between the Murray Forth and the Sound of Mull. Addendum to the essay on peat. Tables of mineral genera. Lists of natural history students in Edinburgh from 1782 (approximately 100 mostly handwritten pages of text and tables).
Identifier: John Walker Coll-205/2/1 (Dc.1.57)
Scope and Contents 'Statistical Account of the Parish of Collington' (1801); a property 'decreet' of the parish against a Robert Cleugh (1758); 'State of the Mines in Isla, 6 July 1770'; 1808offset article about grain scarcity in Scotland from Essays on National History; Manitaw Indian goods from the Hudson Bay Company presented as curiosities to the Edinburgh Royal Society in 1787; 'A List of Beasts; Birds; Fishes sent to the Royal Society' (1771); description of a whale washed ashore in 1761; description of a...
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Scope and Contents Papers are sorted in box files by subject, on the following topics:- Ryder's book 'Sheep and Man', including original illustrations and correspondence (15 box files); textiles and weaving (3 box files); - Sheep and wool in the Mediterranean, Central Europe and the Middle East (3 box files); - Skin biology, wool and other animal hair, wool colour (7 box files); - St Kilda, Orkney and Shetland sheep (2 box files); - Archaeological textiles, clothing, rugs and carpets (4...
Fonds — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents The collection consists of papers, notebooks of courses taken at Owens College, Manchester, 1892-1895, and diaries of visits to, for example Australia for meetings of the British Association, June-October 1914, and to Canada, USA, Cuba and Panama.
Scope and Contents The Papers of William Speirs Bruce consist of a substantial number of manuscripts and ephemera including pamphlets; notes and notebooks; annotated typescripts; annotated offprints; picture postcards; photographs; examination papers; sketch maps; diaries; press cuttings; correspondence; lists of specimens; book catalogues; soundings; lecture engagements; lectures; and, maps. The Papers handle a wide variety of subjects including the 'Balaena', fish and fisheries, Franz Josef Land, the...
Proof copy of article on 'The Geological Influences which have Affected the Course of British History', 1881
Scope and Contents First proof copy of an article by Sir Archibald Geikie on 'The Geological Influences which have Affected the Course of British History' from printers Clay, Sons and Taylor, for Macmillan the publisher in 1881. This looked at ancient peoples and legendary figures, puting them in the context of the evolution of the natural world. Including elements such as the impact of the devlopment of commerce and the move from an agricultural to an urban industrial society, Sir Archibald Geikie mapped them to...
Scope and Contents Red notebook entitled "Literature bearing upon the Anatomy of the Marsupialia. Jan 16 1878" notes on literature with partial index.