The material is composed of: notes of lectures on astronomy by James Gregory, Geometria de mota, Hydrostatica etc., and by David Gregory on Lectiones opticae; and, notes on logic.
Lecture notes taken by Professor Francis Pringle (fl. 1699-1746)
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Administrative / Biographical History
Francis Pringle was the son of a Border laird. He studied at Edinburgh University, graduating in 1694. He was at St. Andrews from 1694, becoming a Professor (Regent) of Greek at the University - at St. Leonard's College. He retired in 1747.
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The biographical/administrative history was compiled using the following material: (1) Cant, R. The University of St. Andrews. A short history. Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, 1946.
Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.
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