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Development of agricultural machinery

This file contains “Development of Agricultural Machinery”. These are assumed to be teaching notes by Mr J E Shuh made in [197?] Potentially part of the History of Agriculture class taught by Mr Shuh in the 1970’s.

Lecture Notes

These notes written by James Dinwiddie contain sections of notes on various topics including the history of medicine, chemistry, electricity, proof of repulsions, and mathematics.

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.

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 nature.

Lecture Notes

These notes written by James Dinwiddie examine a number of topics including ballistics, physics, and astronomy. Dinwiddie discusses the retrograde motion of Mars, Mercury, Venus, Saturn, and Jupiter. He also discusses motion with reference to military weapons mentioning air resistance, projectiles, and velocity.

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.

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, and weapons. He also records the arrangement of the Macedonian Phalanx.

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.

Questions; Mechanics; Of Central Forces

This series of notes written by James Dinwiddie begins with a series of questions and answers related to various topics in physics. The notes continue with a series of questions and answers in mechanics followed by expanded notes on gravity. The last section outlines centrifugal forces.

Lecture 6 - Theories of the Earth

In this series of notes written by James Dinwiddie, he discusses various natural philosophers' theories of the earth. He includes theories from Burnet, Woodward, Whiston, and Buffon.

Dynamics: 1. On the distinguishing properties of matter; 2. On the perserverance of matter; 3. Of the powers and activity of matter

These notes written by James Dinwiddie focus on matter. The notes are split into three sections; the first deals with the properties of matter including various propositions. The second discusses the perserverance of matter or what happens when forces are applied. The final section deals with the powers of matter and involves inertia and resistance.

Introduction; Mechanics

These notes written by James Dinwiddie focus on topics in mechanics such as gravity, momentum, compound engines, and Ferguson's machine as well as matter, magnetism, electric shock, and capillary action in the introductory section.

Motion and Force

These notes written by James Dinwiddie focus on motion and force. He mentions various forces that act on bodies including gravity and electricity as well as the various types of motion.

Plane Mirrors; Archimedes; Gravity

These notes written by James Dinwiddie examine a number of topics in physics including gravity, force, velocity, light, and mirrors. Dinwiddie also mentions the classical natural philosophers Sappho, Archimedes, and Hermes.

Introduction

This introductory lecture written by James Dinwiddie discusses natural philosophy. Dinwiddie draws on past philosophers including Rene Descartes, Plato, and John Locke to describe Nature and man's relationship with her.

The Effects of Heat and Mixture on Bodies and Chemical Apparatus

These notes written by James Dinwiddie focus on chemistry. The notes begin with a course outline discussing chemical mixtures, heat, animals, plants, and chemical apparatus. The notes provide more detailed content on thermometers, acids, salts, alkalis, and other topics included in the course.

Vitriolated Tartar/Nitre

These notes written by James Dinwiddie focus on vitrolated tartar and nitre. Dinwiddie discusses the chemical composition of each substance as well as various reactions when they are mixed with other compounds.

Motion

These notes written by James Dinwiddie focus on constrained motion. Dinwiddie begins the notes with definitions of constrained motion; he continues by discussing centrifugal motion. He later discusses motion with respect to time and space; in this section he includes a series of propositions.

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 publications including Isaac Newton, Rene Descartes, Johannes Kepler, Socrates, Nicolas Copernicus, Otto Guernicke, Galileo, Ptolemy, and Edmond Halley.

No. 3

These notes written by James Dinwiddie list several experiments in chemistry.

Naval Tactics

These lecture notes written by James Dinwiddie focus on naval tactics including navigation, tacking, sailing, weather, and magnetism.

No. 1

These notes written by James Dinwiddie list several experiments in chemistry.

Lewis Jack's lecture notes on moral philosophy

  • MS-2-94, SF Box 23, Folder 1
  • Item
  • 1838-1839
Item is a bound book of lecture notes written as a series of consecutively numbered questions and answers on moral philosophy. The book was written during the 1838-1839 session of Professor Hercules Scott's lectures and contains 125 closely written pages.

Jack, Lewis, The Reverend, 1815-1901

Alfred B. Atherton's obstetrics notebook

  • MS-13-45, SF Box 68, Folder 6
  • Item
  • 1862-1863
Item is a notebook containing lecture notes on obstetrics and other subjects.

Atherton, Alfred B.

Lecture notes of James M. Carmichael

  • MS-2-17, SF Box 13, Folder 13
  • File
  • 1871-1872
File consists of notes from lectures on political economy delivered by Reverend James Ross, Principal of Dalhousie College 1863-1885.

Carmichael, James M.

Charles Macdonald fonds

  • MS-2-42
  • Fonds
  • 1857-1901
Fonds consists of handwritten and printed sermons and lectures and an open letter to the Chancellor of the University of Halifax (1877). It also includes a convocation address (1870) and the order of service for Macdonald's funeral (1901).

Macdonald, Charles

Correspondence from Marian MacDowell

File contains three letters from Marian MacDowell to John Daniel Logan. The letters concern her husband's death and work (the American composer and pianist Edward MacDowell) and Logan's poetry. The file also includes a compilation of press notices about a series of lectures that Marian MacDowell gave in 1910 on Edward MacDowell's music.

James Baxter fonds

  • MS-2-7, SF Box 13, Folder 4
  • Fonds
  • 1860-1864, 1917
Fonds consists of notes of lectures on logic delivered by James Ross at the Theological Seminary in Truro, Nova Scotia (1860-1861) and on Moral Philosophy at Dalhousie College (1863-1864), as well as certificates of attendance from the 1860s and a photograph of Thomas McCulloch and others.

Baxter, James, 1844

George F. Curtis fonds

  • MS-2-319, SF Box 37, Folder 7-8
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1945
Fonds consists of a typescript of law lectures given by George F. Curtis at Dalhousie University in January 1939. Fonds also contains correspondence pertaining to meetings held in 1945 in the Maritimes and British Columbia to discuss the establishment of a world court for permanent peace.

Curtis, George F., OC, OBC, QC, 1906-2005

George C. Laurence fonds

  • MS-2-320
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1945
Fonds comprises one lecture and two off prints of articles pertaining to atomic energy and radioactive elements.

Laurence, George, C.

Byron Ulric Hatfield Photograph Collection

  • MS-2-781
  • Collection
  • [before 1949]
Collection contains seventy-seven glass plate lantern slides created by Byron Ulric Hatfield in Nova Scotia during the early twentieth century. Hatfield took photographs of coastal landscapes, churches and other buildings, and people working and in social settings. He also photographed published illustrations of Acadian life, including several illustrations of scenes from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's epic poem "Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie." Hatfield developed his own photographs and created "magic lantern" slides to use in an illustrated lecture titled "The Land of Evangeline: The Land of Romance, Legend, and Picturesque Beauty." He gave lectures in various locations throughout the eastern United States.

Hatfield, Byron Ulric

Richard Edward Graham Roome fonds

  • MS-2-252
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1957
Fonds primarily consists of records documenting Roome's military career and research interest. The records span World War One and World War Two and include correspondence (1918-1919 and 1942-1946); war diaries (1915-1918 and 1940-1944); addresses and lectures (1928-1949); ca. 165 black and white photographs, mostly of Mesopotamia during World War I and of training exercises during World War II in Debert and Tracadie, Nova Scotia; photographs and postcards of Dalhousie; maps of England, France, and Mesopotamia from World War I; print materials which include newspaper clippings and copies of Canadian military magazines; research notes on the American Civil War; papers while Deputy Adjutant General (1943-1945) regarding awards, transfers, discharges, etc.; and miscellaneous other papers.

Roome, Richard Edward Graham, Brigadier, 1892-1985

Pulmonary interstitial emphysema

Item is a videocassette of a guest lecture given by Dr. J. Scott as part of Dalhousie Medical School's Friday at Four series. Friday at Four was a lecture series sponsored and organized by the School that focused on a variety of subjects by lecturers invited to speak about specialized areas of medicine. The lectures were held each Friday by the School from the 1970s to the 1990s. The video was requested by Dr. Clark from the Division of Continuing Medical Education.
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