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

Edinburgh University Library Department of Special Collections

Miscellaneous Papers, Vol. 1

Item Summary

Reference Code

GB 0237 John Walker Gen.2.39(1)

Date(s)

c1741

Extent and medium of the unit of description

1

bound volume of approximately 261 handwritten pages, with some drawings

Name of creator

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

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

Scots plants of the Linnaean class Cryptogamea; History of the mines at Wanloch Head; Elevatio Plantarum; Epistola ad Linnaeum; Letter to Sr James Nasmyth; Hortulan experiments; The old Gardens at Bargaly; Note on the Battle of the Bree; Some fruits at Munches in Galloway; Scots insects; the Loch Fyne shark; Two fossils; 8 species of Tremella; 2 species of Clavaria; Description of Agaricus Annulata; and of Lichen Punctatus; agricultural benefits of the Nile's overflow and Vesuvius' eruption; North American climate and Asiatick winds; Different races of mankind, the colour of the Abyssinians; recipes for pot char, Hanwich biscuits, 'catchup', pickle, and green wax; How they preserve cucumbers in Russia, and make 'Quasse'; Gaelic songs; the arms of Walker of Hedingley; Epigrams; Oxford plants.

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