Lecture notes of John Borthwick of Crookston

Scope and Content

Seven notebooks containing lecture notes taken down by John Borthwick of Crookston at the University of Edinburgh between 1802 and 1807.

  • Notes on 'Humanity' lectures
  • Notes on lectures of Greek, translation from Fenelon's Télémaque and observations upon the maxims of La Rochefoucauld
  • Notes on lectures on moral philosophy by Dugald Stewart, 1806-1807
  • Notes on lectures on natural philosophy, by John Playfair, 1806-1807, and supplementary volume
  • Notes entitled 'diversae', including notes from Robert Jameson's lectures on natural history delivered in summer session 1806
  • A translation, the death of Panthea from the Cyropaedeia done for professor Andrew Dalzel, 1805
  • Notes on chemistry and extracts from the [J]ames, Robertson, Marmontel, etc. Also printed Exercises on natural philosophy for Mr. [George] Lees' class (Lees was a teacher in the School of Arts, Edinburgh)

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Purchased from Major Borthwick of Crookston in 1966. Accession no. E66/18.

Archivist's Note

Description created by Aline Brodin in April 2019.