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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.

Copy letter from Patrick Geddes, International Association for the Advancement of Science, Arts and Education, Glasgow International Assembly, Edinburgh, to The Right Honourable Lord Kinnear

Outlines Patrick Geddes's proposal that services of the International Association for the Advancement of Science, Arts and Education be utilised in the collation of information for the Carnegie Trust. Mentions Mr. Greard, Mr. Liard, Mr. Herbette, Mr. Duclaux, Mr. Friedel, and Professor Wilson. Dated 12th and 13th July 1901. 2 copies.

Geddes, Sir Patrick, 1854-1932, Knight, biologist, sociologist, educationist and town planner

Printed circular headed 'Scottish Education Reform Conference', from John Denny and Charles Mackinnon Douglas

Announces a meeting at The Merchant Company’s Hall on the 4th of October 1905 to discuss the formation of an association to promote the reform of the Scottish education system through appropriate legislation. Patrick Geddes’ notes on the back of the letter.

Douglas, Charles Mackinnon, 1865-1924, philosopher

Letter and enclosure from W.R. Gourlay, Private Secretary to the Governor of Bengal, Government House, Dacca, to Patrick Geddes

  1. Letter from W.R. Gourlay, Private Secretary to the Governor of Bengal, Government House, Dacca, to Patrick Geddes.
    Informs Patrick Geddes that John G. Cumming would like to speak to him before granting permission to visit the Bengali rioters in jail. Gives Geddes Mr. Cumming’s address so he could call on him. Encloses a copy of his letter to Mr. Cumming [extant].

2 Copy letter from W.R. Gourlay, Private Secretary to the Governor of Bengal, Government House, Dacca, to John G. Cumming, 24 July 1917.
Refers to Patrick Geddes's proposal to speak to some of the Bengali rioters who had been imprisoned to persuade them that the remedy to the state's problems lies not in attacking the government but in effective social work. Also includes Patrick Geddes’ handwritten notes on the following correspondence on the topic, ending with a reply from 19 October in which permission to speak to the men is denied.

Letter from George Anderson, secretary, Calcutta University Commission, Calcutta, to Patrick Geddes, Indore

Forwards a questionnaire on the university education system in Calcutta issued by the Calcutta University Commission [extant] and asks Patrick Geddes to offer his views and send his replies by 15 December. Encloses a copy of the Resolution of the Government of India [extant].

Anderson, Sir George, 1877-1943, Knight, Educational Commissioner in India

Letter from S.C. Ray, Naihati, Bengal, to Patrick Geddes

Encloses a circular letter [extant] at the request of the Committee for Sir Asutosh Mookerjee Silver Jubilee Commemoration. Asks Patrick Geddes to contribute with an article for the volume to be issued in connection to the Commemoration.

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