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Papers of Rev Dr John Walker
    Correspondence and Loose Papers

Edinburgh University Library Department of Special Collections

Correspondence and Loose Papers

Item Summary

Reference Code

GB GB 0237 John Walker La III 352/1 a

Date(s)

1762-1779

Extent and medium of the unit of description

1

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Name of creator

Linnaeus | Carl | 1707-1778 | Swedish taxonomistWalker | John | 1731-1803 | professor of natural history, University of Edinburgh and clergyman

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

51 fols. of letters to or from Linnaeus (with English transcriptions) and names of lesser scientific import, including Lord Kames, Donald McNicol, George Clerk, John Ritchie, and messrs Drummond, Tytler, Stuart, Fraser, Fabricius, and Cathcart. Extracts of correspondence between Thos. Pennant and William Cullen and of the Act of the Edinburgh Town Council that made Walker Regius Professor of Natural History. Notes on the Hebrides, navigation between the Murray Firth and Mull, and on herring fisheries.

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