Papers of Abraham Guyot (fl. 1792)

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 237 Coll-352
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      4 manuscript letters or documents.
  • Location
      Dc.3.104/2; Dc.6.111, ff.6-9, 95

Scope and Content

The collection is composed of: a letter to Dugald Stewart, 1793; a passport of the Municipality of Paris in favour of Guyot, 1792; sonnets by Guyot; and a certificate of citizenship of Vallangin, Switzerland, 1793.

Administrative / Biographical History

A passport issued by the Municipality of Paris noted that Abraham Guyot in 1792 was aged forty-nine years, born perhaps around 1743. He had come from the Neuchatel district of Switzerland.

Access Information

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.


The biographical/administrative history was compiled using material in 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.

Related Material

The local Indexes show another reference to Guyot related material in the Laing Collection (check the Indexes for more details): letters to T. Beddoes, President of the Natural History Society of Edinburgh, 1786, and to John Walker, Professor of Natural History at Edinburgh University, 1794.