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University of Edinburgh -- Principals

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 44 Collections and/or Records:

Faculty of Science Minute Book, 1963-1966

Identifier: GB 0237 EUA IN1/ACA/SCI/1/21
Scope and Contents

Includes letters and reports, covering subjects such as courses, students, research grants and appointments. Those present at meetings included Michael Meredith Swann, Sir Edmund Langley Hirst, Tom L Cottrell, Hermann Brück, Charlotte Auerbach and W Ewart J Farvis,

Dates: 1963-1966

Friendship [Provost Elder and Principal Baird], 1793

Identifier: Coll-10/4/84(ii)
Scope and Contents

Friendship [Provost Elder and Principal Baird]. Etching. 1793. Kay, John, 1742-1826, Artist, Etcher.

Published in: Edinburgh Portraits (1837), CCCX.

Note: Annotation in ink on page below plate explaining the relationship between Baird and Elder.

Dates: 1793

General: 1949, 1949

Identifier: BAI 1/17/30
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and related items, including letters from his wife Florence Jewel Baillie, his brother Donald Macpherson Baillie, Sir Edward Victor Appleton, Henry Pitney Van Dusen, Hugh Martin and Thomas Forsyth Torrance. Includes material relating the University of Edinburgh, clothing ration books, a paper on eschatology and items relating to an insurance claim due to illness.

Dates: 1949

Journal of a tour round the world taken by Sir John Fraser (1885-1947)

 Fonds — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-1296
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of three bound volumes being Sir John Fraser's journal of a tour made around the world in 1935. Each volume contains many pages of black and white photographs along with pages of typescript text describing the journey. The first entry in the journal is dated Tuesday 22 January 1935 and describes the Langholm Hotel and the start of the journey to Southampton to catch the ship (RMS 'Aquitania') bound for New York. A journey across the USA by train...
Dates: 1935

Laureation Degrees (First Laureation Album), 1587-1809

 Item — Box EUA IN1/ADS/STA/1/1
Identifier: EUA IN1/ADS/STA/1/1
Scope and Contents This album begins with the text of the 'sponsio' or confession of Faith (sometimes referred to as the National Covenant) of 1580, to which the graduates subscribed, and which continued to be subscribed to by Professors and Students for many years. The entries for laureations (or graduations) begin in August 1587, when Robert Rollock, the first Principal 'did laureat the first classe which had passed under his charge in the Colledge of Edinburgh, after every one of them had subscrybed the...
Dates: 1587-1809

Letter from Joseph Black to Principal William Robertson, undated

Identifier: Coll-16/II/94
Scope and Contents

Letter from Joseph Black to Principal William Robertson, undated. The letter relates to Black asking how to address Prince Dashkov in a letter The item includes Robertson's reply.

Dates: undated

Letter from Sir David Brewster to the Editor, the 'Scotsman', 5 November 1867

Identifier: Coll-1454
Scope and Contents Autograph letter signed to the Editor of the Scotsman newspaper, 3 pages 8vo, written at Allerly, Melrose, on writing paper of Edinburgh University, and dated 5 November 1867. The letter, which is either an autograph draft or an edited version prepared for publication, condemns the forgery by Denis Vrain-Lucas (1818-1880) of letters of Isaac Newton (1642-1727) and Blaise Pascal (1623-1662). Denis Vrain-Lucas was one of the most notorious forgers of the...
Dates: 1867

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir William Turner, 14 December [1910]

Identifier: Coll-14/9/16/46
Scope and Contents

Turner thanks Ewart for sending him the cutting from The Field and describes the bones he has acquired from various whales.

The year is not written on the letter.

Dates: 14 December [1910]

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir William Turner, 20 March 1911

Identifier: Coll-14/9/17/12
Scope and Contents

Turner writes that the Committee will recommend that the Court approves the appointment of a Lecturer and an Assistant in Genetics.

Dates: 20 March 1911

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir William Turner, 22 December [1915]

Identifier: Coll-14/9/21/24
Scope and Contents

Turner thanks Ewart for his monograph on the development of the horse, and hopes that he has the material to continue to trace this development through further stages.

The year is not written on the letter.

Dates: 22 December [1915]