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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 ; oxygenated ; arsenic ; silver ; muriatic acid ; sulpheric acid ; medical ; practitioners ; formula ; experiment ; Brown ; marriage ; Dumphries ; Barclay ; Navy Pay office ; Reid ; Europe ; Corsica ; soldier ; laboratory ; cylinders ; spatulas ; hermetically ; tubes ; Galvanism ; Cruikshanks ; nitrous ; acid ; copper ; Glasgow ; Wilson ; oil of viterol ; architecture ; vegitable ; animal ; mineral ; gravity ; hydrometer ; Encyclopedia Britanica ; metals ; Chapman ; Spanish ; Hawkesbury ; Manganese ; gold ; silver ; diamonds ; Cardiff ; Dudly Adams ; Price ; Portsmouth ; Wilson ; steam engine ; charcoal ; clay ; alkali ; Zinc ; Colbalt ; Sulpher ; Nitrate ; Tartar ; Borax ; Litmas ; Vitriol ; wedgewood ; Phials ; Leigh ; Sotheby ; Fleet Street ; Joseph Hume ; 1796 ; 1815

Arthur Stanley Mackenzie fonds

  • MS-2-43
  • Fonds
  • 1881-1949, 1971
Fonds consists of correspondence (1885-1936), publications (1894-1927), addresses (1889-1921), unpublished documents (1881-1923), including unpublished articles, a large number of lecture notes (1881-1923), research notes (1887-n.d.) and lab books (1887-1909). Other course materials include course examination papers written and collected by Dr. MacKenzie. Other materials in this fonds pertaining to Dr. MacKenzie’s personal life include his diaries (1883-1909), honours, pictures and memorabilia (1938-1949).

MacKenzie, Arthur Stanley

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.

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.

Ernest Wilmot Guptill fonds

  • MS-2-665
  • Fonds
  • 1919 - 1993
Fonds includes records primarily created or collected by William Guptill, including correspondence, articles, publications, research notes, photographs and newspaper clippings.

Guptill, Ernest

Experimental Philosophy

These notes written by James Dinwiddie in 1801 outline a course in experimental philosophy. The lecture topics include matter, space, gravity, engines, projectiles, and pendula.

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.

George Hugh Henderson fonds

  • MS-2-516, SF Box 19, Folder 11 & 12; SF Box 27, Folder 23 & 29
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1950
Fonds comprises a letter from Ernest Rutherford and correspondence regarding a proposal to apply for the presidency of the University of New Brunswick. There is also a letter of appointment from the Ministry of National Defence, a list of Henderson's publications, miscellaneous offprints, obituaries, high school diplomas, Cavendish Laboratory dinner menus, and the warrant of appointment to the Order of the British Empire.

Henderson, George Hugh

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.

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).

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 - 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 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.

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 Notes

These notes written by James Dinwiddie ca. 1793 lists a series of topics in physics including heat, sight, electricity, magnetism, and fluids.

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.

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 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 of lecture 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.

Metaphysics, No. 1

These lecture notes written by James Dinwiddie ca. 1793 focus on metaphysics and various philosophical questions.

Miscellanies, No. 1-5

These lecture notes written by James Dinwiddie ca. 1793 are titled "Miscellanies". The notes deal with a variety of chemical, physical, and biological topics.


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.

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.

One letter to James Dinwiddie from D Burges

INDICES:::Nicholson's Journal ; Philosophical Magazine ; book binding ; "The Man on the Moon" ; 1790 ; France ; 1786 ; India ; 1791 ; Revolution ; Republican Government ; "Memoires De L'acadmie Des Science" ; Mechanical Arts ; Patent Machines ; Royal Institute ; 1805 ; optical machines ; specticales ; eye ; camera obscura


In this scientific journal, James Dinwiddie focuses on optics. He begins with a series of queries related to optics and expands the discussion to the compositon and humours of the eye as well as various experiments in optics. Dinwiddie compares the eye to a camera obscura. The back portion of the journal contains notes on mathematics. This file consists of one journal.


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.

Photograph of "A succession of physicists"

File consists of a photograph of "a succession of physicists" including: Howard Bronsn, E. W. Guptill, W. J. Archibald, and J. H. L. Johnstone. The photograph was selected for inclusion in the publication "The Lives of Dalhousie University, Vol. 2" by Peter B. Waite (page 237).

Photographs from high school tours of Dalhousie science buildings

File contains prints and proof sheets of photographs taken during high school tours of the Sir James Dunn Science Building and possibly the Life Science Centre at Dalhousie University. Most of the photographs were taken during a tour by students from Oxford Regional High School and show Dr. G. Stroink and Ralph Deveau demonstrating science experiments.

Wamboldt-Waterfield Photography Limited

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.


In this scientific journal, James Dinwiddie explores projectiles; he discusses their trajectory motion as well as their acceleration and the opposing force of gravity. This file consists of one journal in two pieces.

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.

Royal Institution Notes

This notebook kept by James Dinwiddie between December 20, 1809 and April 19, 1810 contains notes on Mr. Davy's lectures at the Royal Institution which focus on a variety of topics in chemistry. This file consists of one notebook.
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