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This personal journal written by James Dinwiddie spans the period of October 2, 1801 to December 21, 1801. During this period he resided in Calcutta. This file consists of one journal.

Journal

This personal journal written by James Dinwiddie spans the period of December 22, 1801 to March 22, 1802. During this period he resided in Calcutta. This file consists of one journal.

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This personal journal written by James Dinwiddie spans the period of July 1, 1794 to October 4, 1794. In the journal, Dinwiddie mentions "Jackal" the British expedition to China's military escort. He also writes a "History of S...

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This personal journal written by James Dinwiddie spans the period of October 6, 1794 to December 12, 1794. During this time, Dinwiddie resided in Calcutta.

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This personal journal written by James Dinwiddie spans the period of March 24, 1794 to June 30, 1794. The journal covers Dinwiddie's time sailing on the China Sea and in Batavia (present day Jakarta).

Journal

This personal journal written by James Dinwiddie spans the period of December 14, 1794 to February 14, 1795. During this period, Dinwiddie resided in Calcutta.

Journal

This personal journal written by James Dinwiddie spans the period of February 15, 1795 to March 31, 1795. During this period, Dinwiddie lived in Calcutta.

Journal

This personal journal written by James Dinwiddie spans the period of April 1, 1795 to May 8, 1795 during which he resided in Calcutta.

Journal

This personal journal written by James Dinwiddie spans the period of May 9, 1795 to June 22, 1795 during which he resided in Calcutta.

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This personal journal written by James Dinwiddie spans the period of June 23, 1795 to August 27, 1795 during which he resided in Calcutta.

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This personal journal written by James Dinwiddie spans the period of August 28, 1795 to November 5, 1795. During this period, Dinwiddie resided in Calcutta.

Journal

This personal journal written by James Dinwiddie spans the period of November 6, 1795 to December 14, 1795. During this period, Dinwiddie resided in Calcutta.

Journal

This personal journal written by James Dinwiddie spans the period of December 15, 1795 to January 18, 1796 during which time Dinwiddie resided in Calcutta.

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This personal journal written by James Dinwiddie spans the period of January 18, 1796 to February 12, 1796. During this period, Dinwiddie was in Madras (modern day Chennai).

Journal

This personal journal written by James Dinwiddie spans the period of February 13, 1796 to March 24, 1796. During this period, Dinwiddie was staying in Madras (modern day Chennai).

Journal

This personal journal written by James Dinwiddie spans the period of May 5, 1796 to June 4, 1796 during which time Dinwiddie was residing in Calcutta.

Journal

This personal journal written by James Dinwiddie spans the period of June 5, 1796 to July 2, 1796 during which time Dinwiddie was residing in Calcutta.

Journal

This personal journal written by James Dinwiddie spans the period of July 1, 1796 to August 1, 1796 during which time Dinwiddie was residing in Calcutta.

Journal

This personal journal written by James Dinwiddie spans the period of August 2, 1796 to August 24, 1796. During this time, Dinwiddie resided in Calcutta.

Journal

This personal journal written by James Dinwiddie spans the period of August 26, 1796 to September 24, 1796. During this period he resided in Calcutta.

Journal

This personal journal written by James Dinwiddie spans the period of September 25, 1796 to November 6, 1796. During this period he resided in Calcutta.

Journal

This personal journal written by James Dinwiddie spans the period of November 7, 1796 to December 14, 1796. During this period he resided in Calcutta.

Journal

This personal journal written by James Dinwiddie spans the period of December 15, 1796 to January 7, 1797. During this period he resided in Calcutta.

Journal

This personal journal written by James Dinwiddie spans the period of January 9, 1797 to January 28, 1797. During this period he resided in Calcutta.

Journal

This personal journal was written by James Dinwiddie possibly while residing in Paris.

Journal

This personal journal written by James Dinwiddie spans the period of March 7, 1798 to April 8, 1798. During this period he resided in Calcutta. This file consists of one journal that is 46 pages in length.

Journal

This personal journal written by James Dinwiddie spans the period of June 7, 1803 to August 10, 1803. During this period he resided in Calcutta. This file consists of one journal.

Journal

This personal journal written by James Dinwiddie spans the period of April 10, 1806 to August 5, 1806. During this period he resided in Calcutta. This file consists of one journal.

Journal

This personal journal written by James Dinwidde spans the period of August 6, 1806 to December 25, 1806. Dinwiddie resided in Calcutta until September 15th when he set sail on the Indian Ocean on a return voyage to London. This file consists of on...

Journal

This personal journal written by James Dinwiddie spans the period of December 26, 1806 to August 7, 1807. Dinwiddie records his return journey to London (April 16, 1807) via ship on the Indian Ocean. The ship stopped for a day in Cape Town on Janu...

Journal

This personal journal written by James Dinwiddie spans the period of August 10, 1807 to February 12, 1808. During this period, Dinwiddie resided in London. This file consists of one journal.

Journal

This personal journal written by James Dinwiddie spans the period of February 13, 1808 to August 15, 1808. Dinwiddie records his stays in London (Feb. 13 - Jul. 12, 1808), Dumfries (Jul. 13 - Jul. 25, 1808), and Edinburgh (Jul. 26 - Aug. 15, 1808)...

Journal

This personal journal written by James Dinwiddie spans the period of August 16, 1808 to January 10, 1809. Dinwiddie records his stays in Edinburgh (Aug. 16 - Nov. 11, 1808) and London (Nov. 12, 1808 - Jan. 10, 1809). This file consists of one jour...

Journal

This personal journal written by James Dinwiddie spans the period of April 27, 1800 to June 17, 1800. During this period he resided in Calcutta. This file consists of one journal.

Journal

This personal journal written by James Dinwiddie spans the period of March 24, 1796 to May 4, 1796. During this period, Dinwiddie spent time in Madras (modern day Chennai) and Calcutta as well as travelling on the ship "John".

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.

Memoire

Notes on a new method of preparing solid colours for paint by Antoine Francois de Fourcroy

Letter to the Editor

This file contains a one page newspaper clipping from a Calcutta newspaper. The clipping is a reprinted editorial letter from Joseph Priestley denouncing the new theories of chemistry.

Early Experiments

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

Lecture Notes

These notes written by James Dinwiddie outline twenty lectures on topics in physics including motion, gravity, force, and acceleration. The notes also touch on natural theology with respect to knowledge and creation.

Ballistics; Fortifications; Redoubts; Macedonian Phalanx

These lecture notes written by James Dinwiddie discuss a number of topics related to the military including fortifications, ballistics, redoubts, and the Macedonian Phalanx. Dinwiddie mentions various materials for building fortifications, armour,...

Astronomy

This series of notes written by James Dinwiddie focuses on astronomy. Dinwiddie discusses the properties of the moon and outlines the lunar cycle as well as the phenomenon of comets. He provides a list of well known astronomers and their publicati...

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