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Records of the Wernerian Natural History Society
    Wernerian Society Minutes

Edinburgh University Library Department of Special Collections

Wernerian Society Minutes volume 2

Item Summary

Reference Code

GB 0237 Wernerian Natural History Society Dc.2.56


11 December 1830-16 April 1858

Extent and medium of the unit of description



Name of creator

Wernerian Natural History Society | 1808-1858 | scientific society | Edinburgh (Scotland)

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

Bound volume containing numbered pages. Sessions 24 to the final session, 44, are minuted including: details of nominations for and ratifications of membership, business matters, plans for a bust of Robert Jameson and final business matters including disbanding the membership and settling affairs.

Details of titles and abstract content of all papers read to the society are minuted. These include: a description of Greenockite, and a paper on stratification of primitive rocks by Robert Jameson, Thomas Charles Hope's demonstrations of chemical experiments and Thomas Stewart Traill's exhibit of a sample of iron sand from China.

The volume also includes some attached billets of meetings, annotated office-bearers and membership lists, press clippings and an engraving of Abraham Gottlob Werner.




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