Lectures of Andrew Massie (fl. 1690)

Scope and Content

The lectures consist of: dictates (cursus ethicus seu philosophia moralis), 1682; dictates entitled Tractatus chronologicus, 1682; dictates (institutions physicae generalis), 1682-1683; and, dictates 1690-1691.

Administrative / Biographical History

Andrew Massie first held the office of Regent or Professor of Philosophy at Edinburgh University from 19 September 1679. He was "deprived" of his post in 1695 but a second period of office began in March 1698. He had also been a Regent at King's College, Aberdeen. Andrew Massie left the office of Regent on 11 October 1703.

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 the following material: (1) Bower, Alexander The history of the University of Edinburgh; chiefly compiled from original papers and records, never before published. Vols. 1 and 2. Edinburgh: Alex. Smellie, 1817. (2) Dalzel, Andrew History of the University of Edinburgh from its foundation. Vol. 2. Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglas, 1862.

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 references to Massie related material in the Laing Collection (check the Indexes for more details): dictates on logic, 1680-1681, at La.III.154; and, dictates, 1684-1687, in La.III.725.