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Papers of Rev Dr John Walker
    Papers in Natural History and Parish Management

Edinburgh University Library Department of Special Collections

Papers in geography, science, and letters

Item Summary

Reference Code

GB 0237 John Walker Dc.1.59

Date(s)

1743-1783

Extent and medium of the unit of description

1

bound volume

Name of creator

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

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

Extracts: some classes of herbs; Fundamenta Agroslographia (1781); Shell marle (1783); Plants growing on Inch Colm; Observable stars, with map of certain constellations (on reverse of disused accounts work); alchemy (for one Mr Mackenzie); balloon trips in France; Fortification (with drawing), from Gentleman's Magazine, 1743; Forsler's round-the-world trip, transcribed ca. 1780; Phlogisticated air, by Mr Scheele, transcribed 1782; What became of various academics by 1784; The downfall of states, 1774; 1655 translation of a Lusiad of Camoens, transcribed 1772; Foreign materia medica (1780); Metallurgy; Courtroom procedure; Blackstone of the Parliament; Ornithology (1782); Jurisprudence (1773); Edinburgh plant calendar, 1782; Flora Rossica (1786), with a note on 'Mr Hume'; Lynch on vegetables (1786); Practical husbandry of shrubs (1777); Abercrombie on arranging plants and trees; The character of Anacreon, from poems by Walter Savage Landor (1788?); Words to faux-medieval songs for lute; The Duke of Buckingham on poetry, 1775; French poem on the seasons; Laboratory substances; Barrington's essays (1782); 'Earths & Salts'; Pharmacy and chemistry, from Martin's Philological Library (1778); How Adamson makes a hortus siccus; Geography and air temperature; Ornithology; Goldsmith on natural history (1786); The philosophy of pleasure (1774); Curiosities, ranging through a bridge in China, Montezuma, Surinam, Walpole's Castle of Otranto, and other things; Letter of recommendation, in French, for a Madame Cleland; Being a citizen of the world (1774); Hawkins on Johnson; Biography of Gray, after 1771, and numerous antique fragmentary odes; Piozzi's anecdotes of Johnson; Nichol on eighteenth-century men of letters; Pennant's journeys from Chester to London (1783) and to Wales, 1773 (1780); Sinclair's history of the Public Revenue; Lengthy extract from the Annual Register for 1773; British topography; Addition to the 1670 Aberdeen title page to the Calirrhac, just reprinted; David Hume on the history of Britain; Wallace describes Orkney in 1693 (1783); Robertson on the history of Scotland; Sibbald on Balfour; Heraldry, defined; Irish names; the Peerage, laid out on the reverse of out-of-date accounting sheets. (Approximately 196 pages of handwritten text and drawings).

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