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Letter from Mary Dobie to James Dinwiddie

File contains a letter from Mary Dobie to James Dinwiddie. In the letter, Dobie thanks Dinwiddie for a Carnelian seal ring he sent to her as a gift. The letter was likely written sometime in the 1810s.

Suggested exhibit signs : Bluenose II

Item is a list of suggested exhibit signs for the Bluenose II. The list includes signs to place on the wharf, on the deck, and on other places on the ship.

Cutlines for photographs from McNab's Island

Item consists of three typed cutlines for photographs taken on McNab's Island. The cutlines describe a pier on McNab's Island and Mrs. Farrant, an inhabitant of the island. Two of the cutlines are the same. The cutlines are typed on thin...

Suggested exhibit signs : Bluenose II

Item is a list of suggested exhibit signs for the Bluenose II. The list includes signs to place on the wharf, on the deck, and on other places on the ship.

Ken Martin : recent works

Item is a handbill or pamphlet for an art exhibition of Ken Martin's recent works at Eye Level Gallery from September 8 to 27th.

Photocopied map of McNab's Island

Item is a photocopied man of McNab's Island and Lawlor Island in the Halifax Harbour. The map indicates property lines, place names, and the location of houses and farms on the island. The photocopy is spread over two pieces of paper.

Vederala's notebook

Item is a sixteenth century ola, or palm leaf manuscript. The pages are held together with a cord, silver medallion, and lacquered wood covers painted with line drawings. The manuscript is part of "The Casey A. Wood Medical Collection of Si...

Minute of condition between Sir William Alexander and Duncan Forbes, Provost of Inverness and Laird of Culloden, signed by Alexander and Forbes, and witnessed by Morray, Steuart, Ross, Donypaice, Phelps, Strachan, Shaw, Marshall, Rose, Philip, and Sinclarr.

The document, endorsed March 17, 1625, relates to "the countrie of New Scotland in America" and bears close relation to Cape Breton.

Stirling, William Alexander, Earl of, 1567 or 1568-1640

Manuscript journal, detailing an expedition along the Atlantic Coast of Nova Scotia and parts of New Brunswick situated on the Bay of Fundy, July 19, 1684 – September 14, 1684

  • MS-2-370, Oversize Folder 1
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  • July 19, 1684 – September 14, 1684

Item is a cartographic journal containing daily entries and twenty-five cartographic diagrams and topographical illustrations showing coastlines, elevations, distances (in leagues), water depths, capes, bays, rivers, inlets, islands and other geog...

Marianne (Ship)

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INDICES:::Dumfries ; education ; High School ; Edinburgh ; philosophical ; experiments

Notes on Fireworks

This document contains two pages of notes on the composition of fireworks written by James Dinwiddie.

Notes on Geometry

This document contains four pages of notes on geometry written by James Dinwiddie. The notes contain diagrams and proofs of theorems.

List of Manufacturers

This document compiled by James Dinwiddie contains a list of manufacturers in England including their industrial machinery and manufacturing practices. This file consists of notes.

Early Experiments

This journal by James Dinwiddie records some of his experiments with air and balloons. This file consists of one journal.

Elementary Bodys [sic]

These notes written by James Dinwiddie concern "Elementary Bodys [sic]". Dinwiddie briefly discusses chemical compositions in one set of notes. In the second set, he discusses motion and the necessity of experimentation in understanding ...

Lightning and other Phenomena: Lectures on Electricity

These notes written by James Dinwiddie focus on lightning and electricity. Dinwiddie mentions Benjamin Franklin, historical dates for important experiments, circuits, conductors and other phenomena including water spouts and earthquakes.

Experiments of Factitious Air

These notes written by James Dinwiddie focus on experiments involving air; he documents his procedures as well as the results. Dinwiddie includes a hand-drawn diagram of various scientific apparatus at the front of the notes.

Magnetism and Electricity

In this scientific journal written begun April 1, 1776, James Dinwiddie discusses magnetism and electricity. He includes several diagrams related to magnets and magnetic fields and queries at the end of the section. This file consists of one journal.

Journal

This personal journal written by James Dinwiddie spans the period of February 12, 1776 and March 1, 1776

Orbits

This notebook begun by James Dinwiddie on January 2, 1776 contains his observations on planetary motion. He notes observations on the orbits of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and the moon. This file consists of fourteen pages of notes.

Philosophical Society

This document contains rules and minutes for the Dumfries Philosophical Society. The minutes were recorded by James Dinwiddie between November 28, 1776 and December 12, 1778. This file consists of one document.

Journal

This personal journal written by James Dinwiddie spans the period of January 5, 1776 and February 10, 1776

Lecture 7 - Geology, Volcanic Theory

These lecture notes written by James Dinwiddie discuss theories related to volcanic eruptions. Dinwiddie also mentions physical structures of the volcano and historical dates for volcanic eruptions.

Journal

This personal journal written by James Dinwiddie spans the period of July 18, 1779 and August 19, 1779 and covers his journey to and subsequent stay in Belfast.

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