Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Item — Volume MS 2917.1: Series Coll-43/1
Scope and Contents Small notebook containing minutes of meetings. These include: details of membership and those which attended each meeting, details of the development of "laws of the society" including subscription rates, and details of mineral and book purchases. A proposed merger with the Cuverian Society is also noted. Geological questions discussed and conclusions reached are minuted. These include "Is coal of vegetable origin?", "Is Arthur's Seat of acqueous or volcanic origin?" and "What was...
Dates: 04 December 1834 - 13 August 1840
Item — Volume MS 2917.3: Series Coll-43/1
Scope and Contents Notebook containing minutes of meetings. Membership details include: details of new and retiring members, those who attended each meeting and deaths. Newspaper obituaries for George Sanderson and Hugh Smith are pasted into the book. The financial affairs of the Society are reported, and a newspaper clipping with the annual report for 1847 included. Details of the development of the society library are minuted. Abstracts of member's papers are minuted, along with the resultant...
Dates: 07 July 1842 - 02 May 1850
Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A 
Scope and Contents A short critique of William Whiston's A New Theory of the Earth, from its Original to the Consummation of all Things, (1696) , intended to damn Cartesian astronomy and advance corollaries to Newtonian thought instead. He affirmed the truth of the flood narrative in Genesis, ascribing the deluge to the impact of a comet. Whiston had been converted to Newtonianism by a paper of David Gregory. At the foot of this document is an unrelated note, dated 6 Sept. 1708, to the...
Dates: 3 April 1698
Scope and Contents Poem entitled 'Duan na Dilionn' beginning 'Diluain thig an doireann tiom' collected from Ruari Donalluch [Roderick MacDonald] Clachghloip [Clach a' Ghluip/Clachan na Lùib, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist]. Text has been scored through and a note on folio 65r reads 'B[ook] 2 p[age]' while a note on folio 66r reads 'Transcribed Wednesday May 5 1869 AAC.' Written transversely on folio 66r is a note to the effect that Ruari heard the poem from a Catherine MacDonald aged 80, who unusually for a woman at...
Dates: 10 April 1869