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Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

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Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:

Autograph letter signed from Thomas Murray to John Ramsay McCulloch, 12 March 1834

 Item — Box CLX-A-355
Identifier: Coll-1848/17-0237
Scope and Contents An interesting letter giving an insight into the relationship between Murray and the political economist John Ramsay McCulloch (1789'-1864), who imbued him with 'a taste for political economy' (ODNB). In his letter Murray explains that his friends had recently presented him with a piece of plate in thanks for a course of lectures at Edinburgh on history and political economy ('the science of which you are the ornament'). Murray is sure that McCulloch 'would have been delighted to learn that...
Dates: 12 March 1834

Gaelic dictionary. A-B., 18th century

Identifier: Coll-98/4/5/2
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A manuscripted dictionary, which appears to be the first part of a series of dictionaries. It appears to have become separated from the original document because the section B ends at baile, which is recorded in this document as meaning 'a deluge of water' in English. Its author is unknown.

Dates: 18th century

Gaelic literature AD 1000 - 1560 (Notes for a lecture series), Late 19th or early 20th century

Identifier: Coll-98/1/1/21
Scope and Contents A bundle of 4 notebooks, containing notes or scripts for lectures on a lecture series. There are no dates noted on the front covers, but the lectures presumably took place at the University of Edinburgh while Donald Mackinnon was Chair of Celtic. The following notebooks survive:'Contents of the literature: Historical section' (Item B44a)'Contents of the literature: Laws; Literary grammars and dictionaries; Science (medical); Translated literature' (Item...
Dates: Late 19th or early 20th century

Grammars and dictionaries, 1891

Identifier: Coll-98/1/1/28
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A script for a lecture, delivered by Mackinnon on 19 January 1891. In the front of the notebook, before the script for the lecture begins, there is a list of grammars, dictionaries, and school books (in chronological order).

Dates: 1891

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Harald Faber, 23 July 1912

Identifier: Coll-14/9/18/47
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Faber has asked Axel Appel to send Ewart some photographs of the original Danish breeds of sheep, of which there seems to be two: the heath-sheep and the Danish sheep. He mentions Appel's description of these breeds in the forthcoming agricultural dictionary Landbrugets Ordbog (Copenhagen).

Dates: 23 July 1912

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Nicolas d'Adelung, 29 November 1903

Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/132
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Nicolas d'Adelung requests some biographical details from Ewart for an encyclopedia in Russian.

Dates: 29 November 1903

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from W. Coldstream, 11 September 1902

Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/72
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Coldstream enquires whether Ewart might consider publishing his paper Reminiscences of Professor Allman. He states that he is also trying to compile information about his late father, who contributed to the Encyclopedia of Physiology, and asks if Ewart is familiar with this.

Dates: 11 September 1902

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, 11 August 1897

Identifier: Coll-14/9/3/11
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Blunt quotes from an article he is writing for the Encyclopaedia of Sport where he discusses the possible origins of the species of Arabian wild horse called 'Kehailan'. He asks if he Ewart can direct him to any of his (Ewart's) publications about this case which he can cite in the article.

Dates: 11 August 1897

List of Goidelic language dictionaries, titled 'G: Dict:', Late 19th or early 20th century

Identifier: Coll-98/5/10
Scope and Contents One side of a page with a list of Goidelic idctionaries. The list is divided into three sections: Irish (labelled 'I. G.'), Scottish Gaelic (labelled 'S. G.'), and Manx. Dictionaries are listed in each section in chronological order of publication.For the list of Irish dictionaries, the earliest listed is O' Clery from 1643, and the latest is O' Reilly in 1817.The earliest listed Scottish Gaelic dictionary is AMD in 1741, and the latest is EMD in...
Dates: Late 19th or early 20th century

Proof copies of Encyclopaedia Britannica entry on geology, 1879

Identifier: Coll-74/8/3
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Proof copies of Sir Archibald Geikie's contribution on geology to the Encyclopaedia Britannica from various dates in 1879, published by Adam and Charles Black.

Dates: 1879