ms38176 'Alchimiae Tractatus', 14th Century manuscript. A volume of alchemical manuscripts written on vellum in various hands, probably of the fourteenth century, including diagrams of alchemical apparatus. A seventeenth century partial list of contents on the second preliminary paper leaf (associated with the binding) gives the title "Alchimiae Tractatus', and is signed J.C., 6th March 1651. It indicates that the volume contains twelve early treatises on alchemy. In Latin.
ms38177 Manuscript copy on paper of 'Novum Lumen Chymicum' (New Light of Alchemy) by Michael Sendivogius, from the edition of Geneva, 1628, signed H.A.R.M. (apparently by the scribe). In Latin, early 18th century.
ms38178 Notes from lectures in Chemistry given by Alexander Crum Brown, Professor of Chemistry at Edinburgh University, 1869-1908, taken down by Robert Russell (1871-1939) in session 1887-88.
ms38179 Catalogue of the books and papers belonging to the St Andrews University Chemistry Class Library. Includes a separate list of books gifted by Mrs Connell, widow of Arthur Connell, Professor of Chemistry, St Andrews University, 1840-1862. The catalogue was brought up to date in September 1909, when the additions made by Professor Thomas Purdie were entered.
ms38180 Typescript lists of the books in the Connell, Dobbin and Irvine collections. Lists of books originally belonging to: Arthur Connell, Professor of Chemistry, St Andrews University, 1840-1862, (2pp), and annotated duplicate (2pp); Leonard Dobbin, Reader in Chemistry, Edinburgh University, 1880-1924. (3pp with note 'see corrected sheet'); and James Colquhoun Irvine, Professor of Chemistry, St Andrews University, 1909-1920, (2pp), and annotated duplicate (2pp). Also manuscript notes on Connell and Dobbin Collections (1p)., ca. 1970.
ms38181-38186 Manuscript copies of lectures made by students and others, 1771-1775.
ms38187 Album of photographs presented to Thomas Purdie (1843-1916), Professor of Chemistry at St Andrews University, 1885-1909, by the chemistry students of the University, on the occasion of his retiral from the chair of Chemistry, 1909.
ms38188 'Lapis Philosophorum' (The philosopher's stone). German alchemical manuscript, ca.1750. No title on manuscript, but "Lap: Philosopho' on spine. Scribe unknown. Contains 13 coloured illustrations, 3 large black and white drawings by G Schuch of apparatus for alchemical experiments, 8 vignettes, and a black and white drawing representing the generation of the metals (with the spirits of water, heaven, earth and fire) as a frontispiece, in German.
ms38189 An eighteenth century manuscript copy of 'Livres des figures hieroglyphiques' by Nicolas Flamel, Paris scrivener (1330-1418). Scribe unknown. Seven full-page coloured drawings on vellum from another source are inserted loose. Some representing 'figures of Abraham the Jew' which were painted on an arch in St Innocents Church Yard in Paris by Nicolas Flamel.
ms38190 'Philosophorum Praeclara Monita' (The most renowned maxims of philosophers). Alchemical manuscript by anonymous author, written in France, 1710-1712. It contains forty eight allegorical illustrations in colour from various earlier works ascribed to George Ripley, Arnaldus de Villa Nova, Ramon Lull, Nicolas Flamel, Eyraeneus Philalethes, Jean de Re and others. (Includes the "figures of Abraham the Jew'.) Also kept with the manuscript is an envelope containing the various marker slips found in the volume. These have been torn from miscellaneous manuscripts and printed material.
ms38191 Twenty five (loose) alchemical engravings etc mainly from printed sources.
ms38192 Extracts from The Universal Magazine, December 1747, pp.331-4. Including letter signed 'Chemicus' with accompanying essay about the history and usefulness of the "Art of Chemistry', March 1748, pp.135-8. Including letter signed 'Chemicus' with second essay on the "Art of Chemistry', April 1751, pp.175-182. Including letter signed 'J.D.' with third essay on the usefulness of the "Art of Chemistry'.
ms38193 Pierre Eugene Marcelin Berthelot (1827-1907), French chemist. Centennial glass medal with bust (half face) of Berthelot. 'Marcelin Berthelot ---- 1827-1927' printed around edge., 1927.
ms38195 Manuscripts on alchemy in the hand of Sir Isaac Newton, scientist and mathematician (1642-1727):ms38195 Manuscripts on alchemy in the hand of Sir Isaac Newton, scientist and mathematician (1642-1727):a. Copper. "The Hunting of ye Green Lyon". (2pp 18.6x30.5cm)a. Copper. "The Hunting of ye Green Lyon". (2pp 18.6x30.5cm)b. Alchemical writers listed by nationality. (1p previously folded into eight. 29.3x18.4cm)b. Alchemical writers listed by nationality. (1p previously folded into eight. 29.3x18.4cm)c. Miscellaneous notes. (1p 18.6x30.7cm), some in Latin, ca. 1700.
ms38196 Alchemical manuscript in the hand of Sir Isaac Newton, scientist and mathematician (1642-1727), consisting of abstracts and notes from Michael Maier's "Atalanta Fugiens' (1618). Each of the 50 engravings by de Bry in Maier's book has a title which was copied by Newton in this manuscript in Latin, ca. 1700.