Collection OM/52 - Thomas Edmondston papers

Zone d'identification

Cote

GB 249 OM/52

Titre

Thomas Edmondston papers

Date(s)

  • 1841 - 1855, 1962 (Production)

Niveau de description

Collection

Étendue matérielle et support

0.1 metres

Zone du contexte

Nom du producteur

(1825-1846)

Notice biographique

Thomas Edmondston was born at Buness, Shetland, in September 1825, the eldest son of Laurence Edmondston, naturalist and physician. Thomas showed an interest in and aptitude for the study of botany and natural history from a young age, and in his teens made study visits to Edinburgh and other locations. In the 1840s, he studied medicine at Edinburgh University and later attended classes at Aberdeen University. Edmondston gave lectures on botany at Lerwick in 1843, and at Forres and Elgin in 1844, and published many articles on natural history, and a book on the flora of Shetland. He also corresponded with other natural historians. In January 1845, he was appointed Professor of Botany and Natural History at Anderson’s University. In May 1845, Edmondston had the opportunity to join the voyage of the 'Herald' to the Pacific and Californian coast, as naturalist. He died as a result of a tragic accident off the coast of Peru in January 1846.

Histoire archivistique

Source immédiate d'acquisition ou de transfert

Zone du contenu et de la structure

Portée et contenu

Published articles and book by Edmondston; tickets for his lectures; testimonials; correspondence.

Évaluation, élimination et calendrier de conservation

Accroissements

Mode de classement

Zone des conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

Conditions d’accès

Open

Conditions de reproduction

Langue des documents

  • anglais
  • allemand

Écriture des documents

Notes sur la langue et l'écriture

Caractéristiques matérielle et contraintes techniques

Mainly photocopies.

Instruments de recherche

Item level typed list available in reading room.

Zone des sources complémentaires

Existence et lieu de conservation des originaux

Existence et lieu de conservation des copies

Unités de description associées

Edmondston of Buness Papers (Shetland Archives)

Notes for Edmondston's 'Flora of Shetland' (Natural History Museum)

Descriptions associées

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Identifiant du service d'archives

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