The collection is composed of highly colourful drawings of minerals and are organised into five volumes of accompanying notes. Manuscript notes in the volumes indicate that the drawings are arranged in families according to the system of Professor Robert Jameson (1774-1854).
Collection of Drawings of Minerals
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- ReferenceGB 237 Coll-542
- Dates of Creation1830-1836
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description1 box containing 4 volumes, 1 separate volume. Access to records in a fragile condition may be restricted.
- LocationMSS 2739-2743
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The geologist Richard Cust was born in 1754. The five volume work containing drawings of minerals was executed while in his eighties. He died in 1844.
Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.
Drawings transferred from Geology Library, 1994, Accession no. E94.32.
The biographical/administrative history was compiled using material within the collection.
Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.
Other Finding Aids
Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.
Check the local Indexes for details of any additions.