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Papers of Rev Dr John Walker

Edinburgh University Library Department of Special Collections

Papers in Natural History and Parish Management

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GB 0237 John Walker Dc.1.57



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bound volume

Name of creator

Walker | John | 1731-1803 | professor of natural history, University of Edinburgh and clergyman

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

'Statistical Account of the Parish of Collington' (1801); a property 'decreet' of the parish against a Robert Cleugh (1758); 'State of the Mines in Isla, 6 July 1770'; 1808offset article about grain scarcity in Scotland from Essays on National History; Manitaw Indian goods from the Hudson Bay Company presented as curiosities to the Edinburgh Royal Society in 1787; 'A List of Beasts; Birds; Fishes sent to the Royal Society' (1771); description of a whale washed ashore in 1761; description of a local island, and of particular plant life, 1753; ms. outline of the Economical History; 'Arrangement of the paper on plantation'; report on Barra School, 1754; description of the Isle of Man, 1663 (approximately 180 mostly handwritten pages of text and tables).





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