Notes on natural philosophy, written at King`s College, Aberdeen. Edit

Summary

Identifier
Adv.MS.22.7.15

Dates

  • 1662, 1694. (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    iii folios + 295 pages. Octavo.

Subjects

Notes

  • Scope and Contents

    The original series of notes were written in 1662 by John Barclay, `son to the lady Johnstoune`, probably from the lectures of his Regent, George Gordon, later 1st Earl of Aberdeen. They deal with commentaries on Aristotle, `De Generatione et Corruptione` (page 1); `De Anima` (page 82); `De Caelo` (page 144); and the `Meteoroligica` (page 150); with a short tract on metaphysics (page 162), and some notes on astronomy (page 178). The notebook passed to Alexander Irvine, who added a treatise on pneumatics in 1694 (page 219); there is a contents list at the end of the treatise (pages 276-277), and some astrological rhymes (pages 286-290).

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented, 1925, by the Faculty of Advocates to the nation on the foundation of the National Library of Scotland.

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