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 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Edinburgh Plinian Society

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-275
Scope and Contents The records of the Edinburgh Plinian Society consist of a Minute Book for the period 1826-1828 and a Minute Book for the period 1828-1841. Appended to the relevant volume is a note of the references to the membership of Charles Darwin.
Dates: 1826-1841

Papers of George Low

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-251
Scope and Contents The material consists of Low's Orkney manuscripts dating from circa 1773 in 3 volumes, fromHistory of Orkneyparts 1-8,History of Orkneyparts 9-19, toDescription and chronologyparts 20-25, at Dc.6.102/1-3. There is also a typed transcript of the same. At Dc.6.103 there is work on Orkney flora and fauna, and at Dc.6.104 a course of microscopical observations from 1771-1772. There is a cabinet of curiosities collected by Low, 1766-1768 at Dc.6.105, and some notes and sketches in natural history at...
Dates: 1766-1773

Papers of Louis Dufresne

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-198
Scope and Contents The papers are composed of correspondence about the acquisition of Dufresne's natural history collection by the University of Edinburgh, 1818-1821. Some are undated.
Dates: 1818-1821

Papers of Sir John Graham Dalyell

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-244
Scope and Contents The papers consist of some 158 volumes of notebooks of manuscript notes and printed matter. The subjects of the notebooks are wide and varied: antiquities, superstitions, human society, tours, musical practice, natural history, rare and remarkable animals, properties of animals, terabella littoralis, ichthology, the will of the creator, the power of the creator, experiments and observations, punishments, and extracts from records. There are references and bibliographies too. The printed matter...
Dates: 19th century

Papers of Sir William Jardine

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-253
Scope and Contents The papers consist of correspondence about natural history, and journals, from around 1828 to 1861. More particularly there is: a journal of a visit to Ireland in the form of letters from Jardine to his wife, Dk.6.20/315; draft letters and replies on a variety of subjects; note; and, volume of offprints on natural history.
Dates: [ca. 1828-1861]