The material consists of the Physics course Introductio ad physicam specialem, in usum juventutis academicae conscripta 1696, and a transcript in both Latin and English along with circa 20 copies of sketches.
Material relating to William Black of Aberdeen (fl. 1684-1693)
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- ReferenceGB 237 Coll-795
- Dates of Creation1693-1696
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish, and Latin.
- Physical Description1 box, 1 manuscript volume. Access to records in a fragile condition may be restricted.
- LocationMS 2941; Dc.1.32
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
William Black was a Regent (Professor) at Kings College, Aberdeen. He first appeared in Aberdeen University records as a Regent for the Tertian class (3rd year Arts course), 1684-1685. He was then the Regent of the Magistrand (final year) class, 1685-1686. Professor Black set about writing a course in Physics for the University.
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Material received from Ms. Maria Forbes, January 1999, Accession no. E99.02.
The biographical/administrative history was compiled using material contained in the collection.
Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.
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