Lectures of Regent James Pillans (fl. 1667)

Scope and Content

The collection consists of: dictates, 1662; dictates, 1672-1673; and, dictates on philosophy, 1672-1673

Administrative / Biographical History

James Pillans was appointed as Professor of Humanity at Edinburgh University in November 1644, in succession to Robert Young. Pillans was appointed Professor of Philosophy in 1652. Professor (or Regent) James Pillans resigned in April 1681.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Blackadder dictates, acquired Sotheby December 1977, Accession no. E77.41.


The biographical/administrative history was compiled using the following material: (1) Dalzel, Andrew. History of the University of Edinburgh from its foundation. Vol.2. History. 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.


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