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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 1

Item Summary

Reference Code

GB 0237 Wernerian Natural History Society Dc.2.55


12 January 1808 - 01 May 1830

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Name of creator

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

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

Bound volume containing 310 numbered pages. The first 23 sessions of the Wernerian Natural History Society are minuted, including: details of the formation of the society, its original members and constitution, the Charter from the Town Council of Edinburgh and details of nominations for and ratifications of membership.

Details of titles and abstract content of all papers read to the society are minuted. These include: Observations on the Mineral System of Werner, (1813) by Robert Jameson, John Walker's account of his mineralogical collection read by Robert Jameson, Sir John Richardson's account of animals collected during the Overland Arctic Expedition and reports on visits by John James Audubon the American ornithologist.

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