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Telescopes

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondence between an astronomer, David Little of Granton, Edinburgh, and the instrument maker William Horn, of Allan Park, Stirling, and correspondence between Horn and instrument makers Thomas Morton of Kilmarnock, and T. Cooke & Sons, York

 Fonds — Box CLX-A-1555, Folder: SC-Acc-2016-0164, n/a: data_value_missing_4ee182ea199402903a9820b06fe32d1a
Identifier: Coll-1784
Scope and Contents The collection of letters is divided into a a group dating from 1850 which includes receipts, costs and correspondence between William Horn and David Little, Granton, Edinburgh.
Another group of in the collection is correspondence between William Horn and Morton and Cooke.
There is also a sketch of a comet drawn in 1838... Encke's Comet.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1850-1870

Lecture Notes of John Robison

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-204
Scope and Contents Lecture notes from the time when Robison was Professor of Natural Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. The notes embrace the sciences of mechanics, hydrodynamics, astronomy and optics, together with electricity and magnetism.

It is assumed that these are Robison's own notes but this has not been verified.
Dates: c1779-c1801