Lectures of Professor David Ritchie (1763-1844)

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 237 Coll-471
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      4 volumes, 1 signature fragment
  • Location
      Dc.3.87/23; Dc.5.20-21; Gen. 1720; MS 2716

Scope and Content

The material consists of: notes of Ritchie's lectures on logic, 1809-1810; lectures on logic, 1811; notes of his lectures on logic, 1823-1824; and, an autograph signature.

Administrative / Biographical History

David Ritchie was born in 1763. He was an ordained Minister of the Church of Scotland and was Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1814. He was Professor of Logic at Edinburgh University from 1808 to 1836. Professor David Ritchie died on 10 January 1844.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Lectures 1823-1824 dated 110969 in Accessions Index.1811 lectures, purchased April 1990, Accession no. E90.37.


The biographical/administrative history was compiled using material within the Special Collections Division, Edinburgh University Library.

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.


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