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Catalogue of curiosities collected by Robert Woodrow

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

Draft of protest by John Anderson, Joseph Black and Thomas Hamilton

Draft of protest by John Anderson, Joseph Black and Thomas Hamilton over the payment of 50 merks to Robert Dick, former Professor of Natural Philosophy, and James Mair from the crop of 1754.

On the verso is a draft class ticket by John Anderson to James Caldwell for the latter's work in the Hebrew class.

The merk was a unit of Scots currency.

Scrapbook

Newspaper cuttings reporting miscellaneous current events, legal cases in the oil industry, news of Dr Livingstone, oil manufacture and trade, explosive coal oils and paraffin lamps, Young’s paraffin oil patent, The Royal Institution and The International Exhibition in 1862.

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