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Natural History

These lecture notes written by James Dinwiddie ca. 1793 focus on natural history.

Fireworks, No. 1-3

These lecture notes written by James Dinwiddie in 1792 include lists of recipes for making various types of fireworks.

Lecture Notes

This series of lecture notes by James Dinwiddie in 1792 (?) references several subjects including mathematics, natural philosophy, Plato, Epicurius, the motion of the Earth, David Hume, and "W. Harrington". The file consists of 29 pages ...

Introductory Lecture

James Dinwiddie wrote this introductory lecture on January 19, 1792. He discusses knowledge, existence, and sensation and quotes Rene Descartes (Cogito ergo sum).

Lecture 4 - Pneumatics; Lecture 5

These lecture notes written by James Dinwiddie in 1787 (?) discuss the study of pneumatics. He notes its connection with air and the atmosphere. Dinwiddie records several experiments involving barometers, fountains, and pumps.

Lecture Notes

These point form notes were taken by James Dinwiddie at a lecture on Wednesday, June 11, 1783. The notes cover a range of topics in chemistry and physics including Boschovich's Theory, chemical mixtures, evaporation, and magnetic curves.

Lecture 2 - Astronomy

These lecture notes written by James Dinwiddie in 1783 (?) focus on astronomy including the phases of Venus and movements of the planets and moon.

Lecture 4, 5

These lecture notes written by James Dinwiddie in 1783 (?) deal with the properties of air and various experiments that demonstrate these.

Lecture 7

These lecture notes written by James Dinwiddie in 1783 (?) deal with electricity and electrical machines.

Lecture 8

These lecture notes written by James Dinwiddie in 1783 (?) discuss electricity and lightning.

Lecture 10 - Astronomy

These lecture notes written by James Dinwiddie in 1783 (?) focus on astronomy. He mentions the moon and tides as well as eclipses.

Lecture 11

These lecture notes written by James Dinwiddie in 1783 (?) note various astronomical systems including the Ptolemaic and Copernican as well as Kepler's, Newton's, and Descartes' theories on planetary motion.

Lecture 13 - Astronomy

These notes written by James Dinwiddie outline a lecture on astronomy. He discusses the various planets and their motion as well as their various measurements (diameter, distance from the sun).

Five letters to James Dinwiddie from W. Hart Stevenson

INDICES:::W. Hart Stevenson ; 1789 ; 1787 ; drawing frame ; John ; engine ; spinning frame ; spindles ; machinery ; Doctor Stewarts ; Devil ; cylinder ; brass ; iron ; Blair ; Spanish Ambassador ; Mrs. Miller ; Dictionary ; electrical ; steam ; Sm...

30 letter to James Dinwiddie from Joseph Hume

INDICES:::George ; nephew ; decimals ; Phosphoric Tinder ; Proudfoot ; Howard ; Singer's ; Jardine ; Heales ; Scotland ; Bill ; Bailey ; Sanders ; lawsuit ; Grenada ; Fay ; William ; Royal Institution ; arithmatic ; Penny ; lottery ; pistols ...

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