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Papers of Rev Dr John Walker

Edinburgh University Library Department of Special Collections

Lecture Notes

Series Summary

Reference Code

GB 0237 John Walker

Date(s)

1781-1797

Extent and medium of the unit of description

39

handwritten volumes

Name of creator

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

Biographical History

Biographical History

John Walker was appointed to the chair of Natural History at Edinburgh in 1779, and stayed there until his death in 1803. His lectures included practical thoughts on national exploitation of the resources of nature, especially in the underdeveloped Scottish highlands.

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

Lectures of John Walker consists of:

  • Notes and transcriptions of lectures, some possibly by John Walker, but most by others, not usually identified. Also two of his published pamphlets for students, annotated heavily.

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