Printed syllabi of lectures

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 Dalton MS 360
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      7 items, which have been rebound and boxed

Scope and Content

Dalton MS 360 includes a range of miscellaneous material, which in wider in content than the material described in Smyth, which was printed syllabi of lecture courses by Dalton at Manchester, London, Edinburgh and Birmingham. It is uncertain whether the other material was added to MS 360, intentionally or otherwise, when the collection was being conserved in the early 1990s. There is however no obvious connection between the syllabi and some of this other material.

Volume 1: papers relating to the physics of spheres - 3 documents (6 sheets, 13 and 20 sheets) extensively damaged by fire.

Volume 2: "Notes on Natural philosophy" 1, dated Kendal, July 1796, plus cash account book for 1792/3.

Volume 3: "Tables of Densities, Atomic Weights and Atomic Numbers of the chemical elements".

Volume 4: Syllabi chemistry lectures 1827, 1828; Notes on Astronomy; Meteorology lectures syllabus, Manchester 1835; Chemistry syllabus, Manchester 1829; Meteorology syllabus 1825 (Birmingham and Manchester); Notes on chemistry.

Volume 5: Mechanics syllabus, Manchester 1818; "On the materials of chemical elements of the globe with reference more especially to magnetism" "Sketch of the foundations and outlines of a new theory concerning motion as it takes place in Rotation", "Rotations of the Globe"; Notes on Atomic heterogeneity.

Volume 6: Syllabi natural philosophy, Manchester 1805; Heat and Chemical elements Edinburgh 1807; Experimental Philosophy, Manchester, 1808, 6 copies; Experimental philosophy and chemistry, Manchester, 1811.

Volume 7: Subscription book for the British Association meeting at Manchester, 1842. Dalton subscribed £30.