Item is a letter concerning Thomas McCulloch's donation of a North American insect specimen (from Nova Scotia) to the University of Edinburgh, via Professor Jameson, for the university's museum. The letter discusses Nova Scotia's Scottish connections, Presbyterian religion, the Pictou Academy, and the advocates for the conference of honorary degrees on the Honourable Sampson Salter Blowers, the Chief Justice of Nova Scotia; the Honourable James Stewart; and the Honourable Brenton Halyburton.
File contains a copy of a resolution passed by the Senate of Dalhousie College upon the death of Thomas McCulloch. The resolution, which expresses the Senate's respect and esteem for McCulloch, is signed by James Ross, Principal of Dalhousie College, and Charles MacDonald, Secretary to the Senate.
File contains three letters from Reverend James Rosborough to Mrs. Pearson, in which he describes the death of his daughter, identifies plant specimens sent to him by her, and discusses matters related to the Presbyterian Church.
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.