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University of Edinburgh -- Principals

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 45 Collections and/or Records:

Autograph letter signed by William Robertson, 28 February 1791

 Item — Box CLX-A-353
Identifier: Coll-1848/17-0163
Scope and Contents

Signed autograph letter from William Robertson, starting with 'Dear Sir', in part about his book on India and offering the sheets of his book to the French publisher he is addressing.

Dates: 28 February 1791

Certificates, Diplomas etc of Principal William Robertson

 Fonds — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-71
Scope and Contents

This collection is composed of diplomas, certificates, appointments, and honours awarded to William Robertson, Principal of the University of Edinburgh by various institutions and cities. There are also William Robertson's spectacles, and a memberbership certificat belonging to his son, also called William Robertson (1753-1835), who later became Lord Robertson.

Dates: 1743-1783

Commission of William Robertson as Principal of the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Town Council, 11 November 1762

Identifier: Coll-71/2
Scope and Contents

Edinburgh, Town Council. Commission of William Robertson as Principal of the University of Edinburgh. 11 November 1762. Signed by George Drummond, John Carmichaell, John Walker, George Pitcarne, Patrick Lindesay, and John Brown.

Dates: 11 November 1762

Copy of a letter to Sir William [Turner] from James Cossar Ewart, 10 May 1912

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/28
Scope and Contents

Ewart asks Turner whether the University Court would consider appointing a committee to investigate the question of providing facilities for animal breeding experiments along the lines of the work being carried out by Darbishire. He provides annual costings for the experiments at Fairslacks, and mentions that the Farm Committee of the East of Scotland College of Agriculture has asked Ewart on what terms he should be prepared to hand over the farm to them for a year.

Dates: 10 May 1912

Correspondence concerning the Centre for Human Ecology, University of Edinburgh, 1972-1974

Identifier: Coll-41/8/4
Scope and Contents

The material also contains correspondence between Waddington and Principal Swann, concerning the School of Man Made Future, including reports titled 'Institute for Human Ecology: General Scope' and a typescript by Percy Johnson Marshall titled 'Ideas for Centre of Human Ecology', as well as meeting papers of the Steering Committee on Environmental Standards.

Dates: 1972-1974

Correspondence of Sir Archibald Geikie: Sir William Turner to CB Wedd, 1869-1914

Identifier: Coll-74/13/10
Scope and Contents

The Correspondence of Sir Archibald Geikie: Sir William Turner to CB Wedd sub-series includes letters from:

  1. Sir William Turner
  2. Alfred Tylor
  3. George Charles Wallich
  4. James Clifton Ward
  5. William Whitehead Watts
Dates: 1869-1914

Correspondence regarding general Epigenetics Research Group matters, 1962-1972

Identifier: Coll-41/8/7/8
Scope and Contents

Contains a letter from Edward Appleton to the MRC accepting the Council's offer of financial support for the Research Group (30 May 1962); correspondence concerning Charlotte Auerbach and the Mutagenesis Unit; and correspondence concerning the building of and alterations to the Epigenetics Building (1967-1972).

Dates: 1962-1972

Correspondence with Michael Swann, Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh, 1966-1972

Identifier: Coll-41/8/1
Scope and Contents

The correspondence chiefly concerns various meetings and staff appointments. Also present is Swann's resignation letter as Principal (December 1972) and copies of two typescript reports titled 'Institute of Animal Genetics: Edinburgh University Liaisons with the Livestock Industry' and 'The Future of the Institute of Animal Genetics', both presumably written by Waddington.

Dates: 1966-1972

Correspondence within the University of Edinburgh regarding the Medical Research Council's Unit for Reproductive Biology, 1971-1972

Identifier: Coll-1364/7/2/7
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of letters to the University Grants Committee from the University Factorial Secretary and the Principal regarding the Medical Research Council's decision to site a Unit for Reproductive Biology in Edinburgh, together with a response from the Grants Committee.

Dates: 1971-1972