Papers of Joseph Black

Edinburgh City Archives

Joseph Black (1728-1799)

Related material

The structure of the finding aids to the Edinburgh City Archives is such that named individuals' collections are not readily searchable when trying to draw up links between the two institutions collections. There is little material created directly by these scientists. The list of manuscripts and papers indexes below reveals the material that corresponds most directly with NAHSTE, however, the individual researcher may be able to pinpoint other relevant subject sources that could be consulted.

  • Transferred McLeod Subject Index
  • McLeod Index
  • Moses Index

The Transferred McLeod Subject Index includes the following references to Joseph Black correspondence:

  • copy of a letter to the Town Council concerning new accommodation for him and his chemical apparatus (1780)

A number of other possible sources of information relating to Joseph Black could be explored:

  • Index to the Dean of Guild Court Warrants
  • Index to Council records
  • Tax records, extant rolls (SL35, 1580-1829 for Edinburgh)
  • Published material