- 5 boxes of correspondence between himself and a variety of individuals (including James Watt, Prince Paul Dashkov, John Robison) and on a variety of subjects: linen bleaching, use of lime water, assays of ores, civic water supply, mineralogical specimens, absorption of heat etc
- 1 box of family letters between Black, his father and his brothers Samuel, George and Thomas
Papers of Joseph Black and family
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 237 Coll-16
- Dates of Creation1746-1799
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 metre
Scope and Content
Access should be unrestricted but please check in advance of any consultation.
Most of the papers were donated to the University by Miss E. L. W. Black in 1967.
Fonds level description compiled for NAHSTE project by Andrew Thomson , Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Division, March 2000
Robinson, Eric and McKie, Douglas, Partners in Science, ( London, Constable & Co Ltd, 1970)