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Papers of Robert Jameson

Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Division


Series Summary

Reference Code

GB 0237 Robert Jameson Gen. 130



Extent and medium of the unit of description



Name of creator

Jameson | Robert | 1774-1854 | geologist and professor of natural history, University of Edinburgh

Biographical History

Biographical History

Robert Jameson was Professor of Natural History at Edinburgh for fifty years. He looked after the University's Natural History Collection expanding its holdings immensely. He explored and published in geology, mineralogy, zoology and botany, particulary in Scotland. He also presided over the Wernerian Natural History Society and edited the Edinburgh Philosophical Journal.

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

Notes consist of:

  • lecture notes, c1806, on geological strata, veins, and colours
  • the Edinburgh natural history syllabus,1830
  • course notes from summer session, 1850
  • a small collection of papers concerning the medical school curriculum
  • a large sheaf of lecture notes, c1847.




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