Includes account of experiments made at Dumbarton Castle, and copies of correspondence with the Duke of Richmond, Master General of the Ordnance, September-October 1782.
Cover title: Statutes of Royal Visitation of the College of Glasgow.
Signed copy of the report of the Commissioners appointed by the King to enquire into the policy, governance and discipline of Glasgow University. The report laid down the laws, rules, statutes and constitution to be obeyed by the University in the future and criticised the University for failing to obey a previous Royal Visitation report.
With John Anderson's bookplate.
Spine title: 'Essays M A's vol 1'. Anderson offered a prize to students at Glasgow University for outstanding essays on natural philosophy and these may have been two of the prize winning essays.
MS copy made by John Anderson, Glasgow College, 1 October 1760, of a catalogue of curisosities, 1703. Prefaced 'Copy of a small tattered book lent to me by the Reverend Mr. Peter Woodrow, Minister at Turbowtoun [ie Tarbolton], which he says is a catalogue of the curiosities collected by his father the Minister of Eastwood'. Lists natural history objects, fossils and antiquities.Woodrow, Robert, 1679-1734, ecclesiastical historian
List of Anderson's own collection of fossils, over 800 specimens stored in various locations, including, when known, the localities where the fossils were found. Da Costa, from whom Anderson purchased fossils, presented him with a collection of shells. Cover title: Optics - the notebook was intended to hold lecture notes on optics.
Lists 335 specimens. Title at rear of volume, "Catalogue of fossils which are contained in a large wooden case in Mr Anderson's house, having this inscription upon it 'Fossilia secundum systema Cronstedt'". The place of origin is mentioned and the synonyms of Wallerius, Linnaeus and Da Costa. The volume has been reused later to record weather observations 1831-1834.
Contains list of instruments in the physical apparatus room of Glasgow College; catalogue of tools and utensils; catalogue of apparatus for somatiology. Anderson had newly been appointed Professor of Natural Philosophy.