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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)



Extent and medium of the unit of description


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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