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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine [1st]  Introduction
Volume 2  (October 1817 to March 1818)
Issue 7 (October 1817)Expand    Contract

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 3–18.

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Observations on Coleridge's Biographia Literaria

[John Wilson] Wilson, John ('Christopher North') (1785–1854) ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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Review

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Coleridge 1817 Coleridge, Samuel Taylor 1817. Biographia Literaria; or, Biographical Sketches of my Literary Life and Opinions, London: R. Fenner
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Dissection, Feeling


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 18–19.

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Curious Meteorological Phenomena Observed in Argyllshire

Dicaledon, pseud.  [Kenneth MacLeay] MacLeay, Kenneth (fl.1789–1829) ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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Letter, Reportage

Subjects:

Meteorology, Electricity, Wonder

Institutions mentioned:

Wernerian Natural History Society Wernerian Natural History Society, Edinburgh
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Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (1665–1900+) Waterloo Directory
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 20–21.

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Extract of a Letter from Mr Scoresby, Jun. M.W.S. &c. Scoresby, William, Jr. (1789–1857) ODNB
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to Professor Jameson Jameson, Robert (1774–1854) DSB
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[Robert ] Jameson, Robert (1774–1854) DSB
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Letter, Extract

Publications extracted:

William Scoresby Scoresby, William, Jr. (1789–1857) ODNB
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Subjects:

Natural Philosophy, Experiment, Endeavour, Navigation

People mentioned:

Joseph Banks, Banks, Sir Joseph (1743–1820) DSB ODNB
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Henry Cavendish, Cavendish, Henry (1731–1810) DSB
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George Gilpin Gilpin, George (fl. 1792–1807) WBI
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 33–35.

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On the Optical Properties of Mother-of-Pearl, and the Method of Communicating Them to Wax and Other Substances  [1/2]David Brewster, 'On the Optical Properties of Mother-of-Pearl, and the Method of Communicating them to Wax and other Substances', Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 2 (1817–18), 140–42

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David Brewster, LL.D. F.R.S. Lond. and Edin. Brewster, Sir David (1781–1868) DSB ODNB
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Paper, Serial

Subjects:

Light, Natural History, Experiment


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 36–38.

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On the Present State of Animal Magnetism in Germany

G, pseud.  [[Robert Gordon?]] Gordon, Robert (1786–1853) ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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Genre:

Letter, Review

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Archiv für Thierischen Magnetismus Archiv für Thierischen Magnetismus (1817–24) Sphinx. Neue Archiv für Thierischen Magnetismus (1824–26) BUCOP
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Subjects:

Animal Magnetism, Mesmerism, Prognostication, Medical Treatment, Death

People mentioned:

Karl Eschenmayer Eschenmayer, Karl (1768–1852) WBI
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See also:

Robert Gordon?, 'Observations on Animal Magnetism', Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 1 (1817), 563–67, Robert Gordon?, 'The German Somnabulists and Miss M'Avoy', Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 2 (1817–18), 437–43


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 41–46, 90–96.

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Strictures on an Article in No. LVI. of the Edinburgh Review, Entitled, "Present State of West India Affairs"

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Review

Publications reviewed:

[Brougham 1817] [Brougham, Henry Peter] 1817. 'Present State of West India affairs', Edinburgh Review, 28, 340–371
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Race, Medical Treatment


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 48–52.

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Medical Report of Edinburgh

A— T, Edinburgh T A— (of Edinburgh)
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Reportage

Subjects:

Meteorology, Public Health, Disease, Medical Treatment, Epidemiology, Class, Hospitals

People mentioned:

John Haygarth Haygarth, John (1740–1827) ODNB
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Institutions mentioned:

Chester Infirmary, Chester Infirmary
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Manchester House of Recovery, Manchester House of Recovery
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Institution for the Cure and Prevention of Infectious Fever, Institution for the Cure and Prevention of Contagious Fever
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Edinburgh Society for Relief of the Destitute Sick Edinburgh Society for Relief of the Destitute Sick
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    Citing details of several outbreaks of contagious fever in Edinburgh, advocates the use of fever wards in reducing the spread of infection.



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 57–65.

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Remarks on the Review of Mr Stewart's Dissertation in the Quarterly Review  [1/2]William P Alison, 'Remarks on the Review of Mr Stewart's Dissertation in the Quarterly Review', Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 2 (1817–18), 159–65

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A, pseud.  [William P Alison] Alison, William Pulteney (1790–1859) ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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Review, Serial

Publications reviewed:

[Lyall?] 1817 [Lyall, William Rowe?] 1817. 'Stewart's Dissertation', Quarterly Review, 17, 39–72
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Subjects:

Metaphysics, Human Species, Psychology, Philosophy, Induction, Gravity, Ethics

People mentioned:

Dugald Stewart, Stewart, Dugald (1753–1828) ODNB
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Johannes Kepler, Kepler, Johannes (1571–1630) DSB
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Thomas Reid, Reid, Thomas (1710–96) ODNB
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Isaac Newton, Newton, Sir Isaac (1642–1727) DSB
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René Du P Descartes Descartes, René Du Perron (1596–1650) DSB
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[Napier] ed. 1815–24, [Napier, Macvey], ed. 1815–24. Supplement to the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Editions of the Encyclopaedia Britannica: With Preliminary Dissertations on the History of the Sciences, 6 vols, Edinburgh: Archibald Constable; London: Hurst, Robinson & Co.
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Quarterly Review


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 82–86.

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Alarming Increase of Depravity among Animals

———, Tweedside, pseud.  [[Walter Scott]] Scott, Sir Walter, 1st Baronet (1771–1832) ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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Letter, News-Commentary, Drollery

Subjects:

Degeneration, Animal Behaviour, Crime, Immorality


    Responding to two recently reported criminal cases brought against animals, presents similar instances of animal criminality from the past.



Section: Literary and Scientific Intelligence

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 97–98.

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[Britain]

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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Genre:

Reportage, Literary Gossip

Subjects:

Chemistry | Technology, Metalurgy, Heat | Gas Chemistry | Mining | Medical Treatment | Meterology

People mentioned:

Thomas Thomson, Thomson, Thomas (1773–1852) DSB
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Claude L Berthollet, Berthollet, Claude Louis (1748–1822) DSB
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Antoine L Lavoisier, Lavoisier, Antoine-Laurent (1743–94) DSB
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Humphry Davy, Davy, Sir Humphry, Baronet (1778–1829) DSB ODNB
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Nicolas T de Saussure Saussure, Nicolas-Théodore de (1767–1845) DSB
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    Gives an account of Andrew Ure Ure, Andrew (1778–1857) ODNB
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's 'very elaborate series of experiments on the controversial subject of chlorine'.

    Reports that 'Dr Remnant Remnant, Dr (of Plymouth) (fl.1817) BE1/2/7a/1
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of Plymouth has published a remedy for the bite of a mad dog'. Continues to give the recipe for the remedy. (97)



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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 98–99.

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London

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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List

Subjects:

Chemistry, Exploration, Magnetism

People mentioned:

Thomas Thomson, Thomson, Thomas (1773–1852) DSB
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Jöns J Berzelius, Berzelius, Jöns Jacob (1779–1848) DSB
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Joseph L Gay-Lussac, Gay-Lussac, Joseph Louis (1778–1850) DSB
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Humphry Davy, Davy, Sir Humphry, Baronet (1778–1829) DSB ODNB
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Antoine L Lavoisier Lavoisier, Antoine-Laurent (1743–94) DSB
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 99.

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Edinburgh

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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Genre:

List

Subjects:

Mental Illness, Medical Treatment, Anatomy, Physiology


Section: Monthly List of New Publications

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 99–101.

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London

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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List

Subjects:

Agriculture | Chemistry, | Geology | Medical Treatment, Epidemiology | Natural History, Collecting, Botany

Institutions mentioned:

Royal Institution Royal Institution of Great Britain
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 101.

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Edinburgh

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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List

Subjects:

Physiognomy, Lectures


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 101.

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New French Publications

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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List

Subjects:

Medical Treatment, Astronomy

People mentioned:

Pierre S, marquis de Laplace Laplace, Pierre-Simon, marquis de (1749–1827) DSB
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Issue 8 (November 1817)Expand    Contract

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 131–40.

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On the Pulpit Eloquence of Scotland. No 1: Chalmers

R H, pseud.  [John G Lockhart] Lockhart, John Gibson (1794–1854) ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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Essay

Subjects:

Religion


    Asserts that 'Christianity is not only the fountain of all our hopes, she is also the guide of all our science, and the inspiration of all our art. The great fathers of modern philosophy, Bacon Bacon, Francis, 1st Viscount St Alban (1561–1626) DSB ODNB
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, Newton Newton, Sir Isaac (1642–1727) DSB
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, Locke Locke, John (1632–1704) DSB
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, and Kant Kant, Immanuel (1724–1804) DSB
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, were devout men, and all anxious to promote human science with a view to the glory of their God' (133–34).



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 140–42.

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On the Optical Properties of Mother-of-Pearl, and the Method of Communicating them to Wax and other Substances  [2/2]David Brewster, 'On the Optical Properties of Mother-of-Pearl, and the Method of Communicating Them to Wax and Other Substances', Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 2 (1817–18), 33–35

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David Brewster, LL.D. F.R.S. Lond. and Edin. Brewster, Sir David (1781–1868) DSB ODNB
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Paper, Serial

Subjects:

Light, Natural History, Experiment, Microscopy

People mentioned:

Robert Boyle Boyle, Hon Robert (1627–91) DSB ODNB
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 145–49.

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Upon the Proper Manner and Usefulness of Translations. By Madame la Baronne de Stael Holstein Staël (Staël von Holstein; née Necker), Germaine de (Anne-Louise Germaine), Baroness Staël von Holstein (1766–1817) ODNB
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Extract, Essay

Subjects:

Nomenclature, History of Science, Science Communication


    States that 'both learned men and poets agreed to make use of no language but the Latin, that so they might have the advantage of being understood without necessity of translations: and undoubtedly this idea was a very excellent one, so far as the sciences were concerned, for solid information can very well be communicated without grace of style'. However, this was 'extremely hurtful to the interests of the great body of the people' since 'the accurate knowledge of the Latin tongue was at all times an accomplishment confined to the few'. Observes that Latin was soon corrupted as 'the improvements of science were perpetually calling for the creation of new words'. (145)



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 159–65.

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Remarks on the Review of Mr Stewart's Dissertation in the Quarterly Review  [2/2]William P Alison, 'Remarks on the Review of Mr Stewart's Dissertation in the Quarterly Review', Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 2 (1817–18), 57–65

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A, pseud.  [William P Alison] Alison, William Pulteney (1790–1859) ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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Review, Serial

Publications reviewed:

[Lyall?] 1817 [Lyall, William Rowe?] 1817. 'Stewart's Dissertation', Quarterly Review, 17, 39–72
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Subjects:

Metaphysics, Philosophy, Induction, Ethics, Physics, Methodology

People mentioned:

Dugald Stewart, Stewart, Dugald (1753–1828) ODNB
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Francis Bacon (1st Viscount St Alban), Bacon, Francis, 1st Viscount St Alban (1561–1626) DSB ODNB
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Rene Descartes, Descartes, René Du Perron (1596–1650) DSB
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Plato, Plato (428–348/7 BC) DSB
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John Playfair, Playfair, John (1748–1819) DSB
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Thomas Reid, Reid, Thomas (1710–96) ODNB
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John Locke, Locke, John (1632–1704) DSB
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David Hume, Hume, David (1711–76) DSB
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George Berkeley Berkeley, George (1685–1753) DSB
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Bacon 1620, Bacon, Francis 1620. Instauratio magna, London: Joannem Billium typographum regium
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[Napier] ed. 1815–24, [Napier, Macvey], ed. 1815–24. Supplement to the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Editions of the Encyclopaedia Britannica: With Preliminary Dissertations on the History of the Sciences, 6 vols, Edinburgh: Archibald Constable; London: Hurst, Robinson & Co.
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Quarterly Review


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 169–70.

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The Knights Errant. No. I

Sir Dacryon, pseud.  [John G Lockhart? [doubtful]] Lockhart, John Gibson (1794–1854) ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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Letter

Subjects:

Statistics, Immorality, Government, War


    Argues that statistics is 'a science which is an evil'. States: 'I have no doubt that the degradation and fall of particular states is very likely to result from the increasing accuracy with which, by the kindness of a set of dry and unimaginative arithmeticians, great nations are put to school and taught to calculate, in black and white, the exact amount of their comparative powers of doing harm'. (169)



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 185–86.

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Extract of a Letter, from Baron von Buch to Gay-Lussac, in Regard to Mr Scoresby

[Robert Jameson] Jameson, Robert (1774–1854) DSB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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Introduction; Extract, Letter

Publications extracted:

Leopold von Buch Buch, (Christian) Leopold von (1774–1853) DSB
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Subjects:

Naturalists, Natural History, Exploration

People mentioned:

Joseph L Gay-Lussac, Gay-Lussac, Joseph Louis (1778–1850) DSB
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William Scoresby Scoresby, William, Jr. (1789–1857) ODNB
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Memoirs of the Wernerian Natural History Society Memoirs of the Wernerian Natural History Society (1808–38) BUCOP
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Section: Literary and Scientific Intelligence

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 218–20.

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[Britain]

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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Genre:

Reportage, Literary Gossip

Subjects:

Crystallography, Discovery, | Natural History, Biogeography, Geology, Stratigraphy | Astronomy | Medical Treatment, Disease | Vivisection, Physiology | Mineralogy, Chemistry, Light | Chemistry, Light, Metallurgy

People mentioned:

Alexander von Humboldt, Humboldt, Alexander von (Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von) (1769–1859) DSB
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Friedrich W Bessel, Bessel, Friedrich Wilhelm (1784–1846) DSB
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David Brewster, Brewster, Sir David (1781–1868) DSB ODNB
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William F Edwards, Edwards, William Frédéric (1776–1842) DSB
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Edmund Davy, Davy, Edmund (1785–1857) ODNB
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Humphry Davy Davy, Sir Humphry, Baronet (1778–1829) DSB ODNB
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Institutions mentioned:

Institut de France, Paris Institut de France, Paris
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Publications cited:

Journal of Science and the Arts Journal of Science and the Arts (1816–19) Quarterly Journal of Literature, Science and the Arts (1819–27) Quarterly Journal of Literature, Science and Art (1827–30) Journal of the Royal Institution of Great Britain (1830–31) Waterloo Directory
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    Gives an account of 'a very important discovery [...] made in crystallography by J. F. Daniel,Esq. F.R.S. Daniell, John Frederic (1790–1845) DSB
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, which seems to give support to the theory of spherical atoms, first suggested by Dr Hooke Hooke, Robert (1635–1703) DSB
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, and afterwards ingeniously supported by Dr Wollaston Wollaston, William Hyde (1766–1828) DSB
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' (218).



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 221.

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France

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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Genre:

Reportage, Literary Gossip

Subjects:

Zoology | Medical Treatment, Disease

People mentioned:

Alexandre Moreau de Jonnes, Moreau de Jonnès, Alexandre (1778–1870) WBI
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C A Brizé-Fradin Brizé-Fradin, C A (b.1767) WBI
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Académie des Sciences, Paris, Académie des Sciences, Paris
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Académie des Sciences, Bourdeaux, Académie des Sciences, Bourdeaux
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Académie Royale de Médécine, Paris Académie Royale de Médécine, Paris
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 221–22.

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Germany

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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Genre:

Reportage, Literary Gossip

Subjects:

Magnetism | Mineralogy


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 222.

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Italy

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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Reportage, Literary Gossip

Subjects:

Meteorology


    Reports on the development of a new scale for mountain barometers



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 223.

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East Indies

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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Genre:

Reportage, Literary Gossip

Subjects:

Medical Treatment, Surgery


Section: Works Preparing for Publication

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 223–24.

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London

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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Genre:

List

Subjects:

Mathematics, Health, Disease, Astronomy, Physiology, Comparative Anatomy


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 224–25.

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Edinburgh

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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Genre:

List

Subjects:

Zoology, Natural History


Section: Monthly List of New Publications

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 225–27.

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London

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
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Subjects:

Medical Treatment, Surgery, Health, Disease, Hospitals, Pathology, Experiments, Geology, Exploration

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Dublin Hospital, Dublin Hospital
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Royal College of Surgeons Royal College of Surgeons
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 227.

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Edinburgh

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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List

Subjects:

Physiology, Anatomy, Surgery, Mathematics, Astronomy, Pharmaceuticals


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 227.

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New French Publications

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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List

Subjects:

Astronomy


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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 282–85.

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Anecdotes of the Fife Gypsies. No. I  [1/4]

W S, pseud.  [Walter Simson] Simson, Walter (fl. 1817–18) Strout 1959
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Letter, Serial

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Dissection, Death, Crime


    Recalls an incident in which, after the hanging of a gypsy for theft, his lover 'put his corpse into hot lime, then buried them [sic], and sat on his grave in a state of intoxication, till his body was rendered unfit for the use of medical gentlemen, it being reported that he was to be taken out of his grave for the purpose of dissection' (285).



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 299–300.

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A New Arrangement of Minerals

[Robert Jameson] Jameson, Robert (1774–1854) DSB
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Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Mineralogy, Geology, Taxonomy

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Axel F Cronstedt, Cronstedt, Axel Fredrik (1722–65) DSB
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Abraham G Werner Werner, Abraham Gottlob (1749–1817) DSB
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    Proposes the classification of minerals into four classes: 'Saline, Earthly, Metallic and Inflammable' (299).



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 300–05.

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Le Cuisinier Imperial. Par Mons. Viard. Paris. 1815.—The London and Country Cook, or Accomplished Housewife. By Mary Carter. London. 1779.—Cookery and Pastry, as Taught by Mrs M'Iver. Edin. 1787.—A Complete System of Cookery. By Hannah Glass. Edin. 1763.—Domestic Cookery. By a Lady. London. 1807.

B P, Oman's Hotel, W. Register Street Hamilton, Thomas (1789–1842) ODNB
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Letter

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Domestic Economy, Medical Treatment,


    Gives a lengthy account of the history of cookery, 'the most excellent of sciences' (300). Includes accounts of remedies for consumption, wind, and 'the Gripes' (304).



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 310–11.

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Letter from Dalkeith

Helen Fig Fig, Helen
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Letter, Spoof

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Metaphysics, Anatomy, Nomenclature, Surgery, Mineralogy


    A wife writes to complain of her husband's interest in anatomy, due to his recent acquaintance of a 'Dr Scalpal'. With reference to his use of Latin or Greek terminology states: 'I believe this divine science, as Scalpal calls it, has completely turned his head. The whole strain of his conversation is changed, as he is perpetually making use of words which no human creature can understand'. Later relates that 'the human body now goes by the name of "the system," the arms are "the superior extremities," or "the organs of apprehension," and the legs are the "inferior extremities," or "the organs of escape"'. Beseeches the editor to publish an article on the subject of anatomy, 'and pray tell him, that when he cuts a slice of bread for me at breakfast he need not take up the knife, and "proceed to operate"'. A postscript relates that Mrs Fig has just been told her diamond ring is 'nothing better than a bit of charcoal!'. (311)



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 330–34.

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Literary and Scientific Intelligence

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
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Reportage, Literary Gossip

Subjects:

Mineralogy, Geology | Vulcanology | Chemistry | Natural History | Publishing, Zoology, Natural History, Physiology, Comparative Anatomy, Creation | Instruments, Meteorology | Navigation, Invention | Medical Treatment, Instruments | Palaeontology

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Abraham G Werner, Werner, Abraham Gottlob (1749–1817) DSB
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John Murray, Murray, John (1778–1820) ODNB
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Leopold von Buch, Buch, (Christian) Leopold von (1774–1853) DSB
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Robert Jameson, Jameson, Robert (1774–1854) DSB
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Humphry Davy, Davy, Sir Humphry, Baronet (1778–1829) DSB ODNB
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Jöns J Berzelius, Berzelius, Jöns Jacob (1779–1848) DSB
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Louis A Necker, Necker, Louis Albert (1786–1861) DSB
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Ami Boué, Boué, Ami (1794–1881) DSB
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Johann F Blumenbach, Blumenbach, Johann Friedrich (1752–1840) DSB
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Charles Stewart, Stewart, Charles (fl. 1787–1811) WBI
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Joseph L Gay-Lussac, Gay-Lussac, Joseph Louis (1778–1850) DSB
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David Brewster, Brewster, Sir David (1781–1868) DSB ODNB
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Pierre S, marquis de Laplace Laplace, Pierre-Simon, marquis de (1749–1827) DSB
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Wernerian Natural History Society, Edinburgh, Wernerian Natural History Society, Edinburgh
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University of Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh
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Geological Society, Geological Society of London
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Institut de France, Paris Institut de France, Paris
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Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (1783–1900+) BUCOP
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    Laments the lack of a British elementary treatise on zoology to compare with those in France and Germany. States that writers 'must be careful to abstain from all indulgence in the fancies of the anatomists, and the reveries of physiologists, which are only equalled by the extravagancies of those who propound theories of the earth and believe they can tell us how the world was created' (331).



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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 334–37.

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London

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
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Archaeology, Exploration, Ancient Authorities, Medical Treatment, Natural History, Botany, Pharmaceuticals


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 337–38.

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Edinburgh

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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List

Subjects:

Exploration


Section: Monthly List of New Publications

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 338–340.

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London

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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List

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Natural History, Medical Treatment, Disease, Physiology, Hospitals, Mental Health, Meteorology, Geology, Astronomy, Mathematics, Horticulture


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 341.

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Edinburgh

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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Medical Treatment, Experiment


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 341.

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New French Publications

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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List

Subjects:

Mathematics, Medical Treatment


Section: Monthly Register

Subsection: Scottish Chronicle

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 342–44.

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[October]

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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Reportage



[10] Power of Magnetism

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Magnetism



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 345–48.

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Death of Princess Charlotte and Her Infant Son

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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Subjects:

Medical Treatment, Obstetrics, Medical Practioners

People mentioned:

Princess Charlotte, Charlotte Augusta, Princess of Great Britain and Ireland (1766–1828) ODNB
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John Sims, Sims, John (1749–1831) ODNB
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Matthew Baillie Baillie, Matthew (1761–1823) ODNB
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 363–69.

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Account of Captain Scoresby's Observations on the Greenland or Polar Ice

W, pseud.  [James Wilson?] Wilson, James (b. 1779) WBI
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Reportage

Subjects:

Exploration, Meteorology, Natural History, Zoology, Hydrography, Oceanography, Navigation, Climatology

People mentioned:

William Scoresby Scoresby, William, Jr. (1789–1857) ODNB
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Institutions mentioned:

Wernerian Natural History Society, Edinburgh Wernerian Natural History Society, Edinburgh
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Publications cited:

Memoirs of the Wernerian Natural History Society Memoirs of the Wernerian Natural History Society (1808–38) BUCOP
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 378–81.

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Notices in Natural History: No I

[Robert Jameson] Jameson, Robert (1774–1854) DSB
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[1] Granite Stratified

Subjects:

Stratigraphy, Geology

People mentioned:

James Hutton, Hutton, James (1726–97) DSB
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Alexander von Humboldt, Humboldt, Alexander von (Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von) (1769–1859) DSB
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Leopold von Buch Buch, (Christian) Leopold von (1774–1853) DSB
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[2] Remarkable Stalactites in Iceland

Subjects:

Geology, Vulcanology

Institutions mentioned:

University of Edinburgh University of Edinburgh
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[3] Rocks of Rome not Volcanic

Subjects:

Geology, Vulcanology


[4] New Opinion in Regard to Pompeii and Herculaneum

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Archaeology


[5] Von der Nüll's Cabinet

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Geology, Mineralogy

Institutions mentioned:

University of Edinburgh University of Edinburgh
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[6] Claimants of the Doctrine of Formations

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Geology, Mineralogy, Stratigraphy

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William Smith, Smith, William (1769–1839) DSB
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Abraham G Werner, Werner, Abraham Gottlob (1749–1817) DSB
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John Farey Farey, John (1766–1826) DSB
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[8] Second Volume of Memoirs of the Wernerian Society

Subjects:

Meteorology, Hydrography, Zoology, Entomology, Geology, Mineralogy

Publications cited:

Memoirs of the Wernerian Natural History Society Memoirs of the Wernerian Natural History Society (1808–38) BUCOP
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[10] Proof of the Increasing Taste for Natural History

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Natural History, Education, Exploration, Meteorology, Hydrography, Botany, Zoology, Mineralogy


[11] Fluor Spar at Gourock

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Geology, Mineralogy

People mentioned:

Robert Jameson Jameson, Robert (1774–1854) DSB
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[12] Dr Hibbert's Voyage to Shetland

Subjects:

Geology, Mineralogy

People mentioned:

Samuel Hibbert-Ware Hibbert-Ware, Samuel (1782–1848) ODNB
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[13] Cleaveland's Mineralogy

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Geology, Mineralogy

People mentioned:

Parker Cleaveland, Cleaveland, Parker (1780–1858) DSB
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Adolphe T Brongniart, Brongniart, Adolphe-Théodore (1801–76) DSB
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James Hutton, Hutton, James (1726–97) DSB
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Robert Jameson, Jameson, Robert (1774–1854) DSB
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John Playfair Playfair, John (1748–1819) DSB
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 381–83.

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Fauna Britannica; or, British Zoology

[Robert Jameson] Jameson, Robert (1774–1854) DSB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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Reportage

Subjects:

Zoology, Natural History, Mineralogy, Palaeontology

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Robert Sibbald, Sibbald, Sir Robert (1641–1722) ODNB
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Christopher Merrett, Merrett, Christopher (1614–95) DSB
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John Ray, Ray, John (1627–1705) DSB
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Francis Willughby, Willughby, Francis (1635–72) DSB
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Martin Lister, Lister, Martin (1639–1712) DSB
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Thomas Pennant, Pennant, Thomas (1726–98) DSB
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John Berkenhout, Berkenhout, John (1726–91) ODNB
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Carl Linnaeus, Linnaeus (or von Linné), Carl (1707–78) DSB
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Robert Jameson Jameson, Robert (1774–1854) DSB
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    Remarks: 'we at present have no system of British Zoology corresponding to the advanced state of natural history' (381). Later comments that if a zoologist were to write such a text, 'much attention must be bestowed in the arrangement of its subordinate parts. The general subdivisions we would recommend are those of the Linnaean system, as modified by modern discoveries and observations; but we must be careful not to run into those extremes of change, proposed, and even followed by some Zoologists' (382). Offers an outline for such a text. Later suggests: 'the natural history of the various fossil organic remains met with in the strata of the British Isles, ought to form a distinct and separate division' (383).



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 421–24.

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A Letter on the Management of the University Library at Glasgow University of Glasgow—Library
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Nicol Jarvie, tertius, M.D., Saltmarket Jarvie, Nicol, tertius (MD, of Saltmarket)
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Letter

Subjects:

Libraries, Education, Mathematics, Chemistry


    The signature of the letter is a reference to a character (Bailie Nicol Jarvie) from Walter Scott's Scott, Sir Walter, 1st Baronet (1771–1832) ODNB
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Rob Roy Scott, Walter 1818. Rob Roy, 3 vols, Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Co.
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 433–37.

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Abstract of Meteorological Observations for the Year 1817

R G, pseud.  [Robert Gordon] Gordon, Robert (1786–1853) ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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Letter

Subjects:

Meterology, Instruments


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 437–43.

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The German Somnabulists and Miss M'Avoy M'Avoy, Margaret (1800–20) ODNB
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G, pseud.  [Robert Gordon?] Gordon, Robert (1786–1853) ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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Letter

Subjects:

Mesmerism, Medical Practioners, Medical Treatment

People mentioned:

Dr Tritschler Tritschler, Dr (fl. 1818) BE1/2/10/5
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See also:

[Robert Gordon?], 'On the Present State of Animal Magnetism in Germany', Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 2 (1817–18), 36–38


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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 444–45.

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Royal Society of Edinburgh Royal Society of Edinburgh
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[David Brewster] Brewster, Sir David (1781–1868) DSB ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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Subjects:

Socieities Gas Chemistry | Vulcanology | Optics | Gas Chemistry

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Andrew Ure, Ure, Andrew (1778–1857) ODNB
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Joseph L Gay-Lussac, Gay-Lussac, Joseph Louis (1778–1850) DSB
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William Fergusson, Fergusson,William (1773–1846) ODNB
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John Murray , Murray, John (1778–1820) ODNB
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David Brewster Brewster, Sir David (1781–1868) DSB ODNB
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Annals of Philosophy Annals of Philosophy (1813–26) Waterloo Directory
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 446.

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Wernerian Natural History Society Wernerian Natural History Society, Edinburgh
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[David Brewster] Brewster, Sir David (1781–1868) DSB ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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Subjects:

Socieities, Exploration, Vulcanology, Geology, Mineralogy, Natural History

People mentioned:

Robert Jameson, Jameson, Robert (1774–1854) DSB
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William Scoresby Scoresby, William, Jr. (1789–1857) ODNB
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 447–51.

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Literary and Scientific Intelligence

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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Genre:

Reportage, Literary Gossip

Subjects:

Optics | Instruments | Medical Treatment, Disease | Astronomy | Mineralogy | Botany, Physiology | Stratigraphy, Geology | Mineralogy | Steam-power, Mining | Societies, Discovery

People mentioned:

David Brewster, Brewster, Sir David (1781–1868) DSB ODNB
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Francis J H Wollaston, Wollaston, Francis John Hyde (1762–1823) ODNB
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Samuel Hibbert-Ware, Hibbert-Ware, Samuel (1782–1848) ODNB
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Humphry Davy, Davy, Sir Humphry, Baronet (1778–1829) DSB ODNB
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William Smith, Smith, William (1769–1839) DSB
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William E Leach Leach, William Elford (1791–1836) ODNB
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Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (1665–1900+) Waterloo Directory
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Annals of Philosophy Annals of Philosophy (1813–26) Waterloo Directory
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    Reports: 'at a meeting of the Royal Institution Royal Institution of Great Britain
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consisting of Sir Joseph Banks Banks, Sir Joseph (1743–1820) DSB ODNB
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, Messrs Brande Brande, William Thomas (1788–1866) DSB
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, Hatchett Hatchett, Charles (1765–1847) ODNB
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, Wollaston Wollaston, William Hyde (1766–1828) DSB
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, and Young Young, Thomas (1773–1829) DSB
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, it was resolved:— 1. That Mr Stephenson Stephenson, George (1781–1848) ODNB
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is not the author of the discovery of the fact, that an explosion of inflammable gas will not pass through tube appertures of small dimensions. 2. That Mr G Stephenson was not the first to apply that principle to the construction of a safety lamp, none of the lamps which he made in the year of 1815 having been safe; and there being no evidence even of their being made upon that principle'. Accords sole credit to Humphry Davy for having first applied the discovery to 'the very important purpose of a safety lamp'. (451)



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Works Preparing for Publication

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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Genre:

Reportage, Literary Gossip

Subjects:

Medical Treatment, Disease, Astronomy, Steam-power


Section: Monthly List of New Publications

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 453–55.

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[London]

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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Genre:

List

Subjects:

Education, Astronomy, Geology, Stratigraphy, Palaeontology, Medical Treatment, Disease, Surgery, Epidemiology, Obstetrics, Technology, Botany, Ornithology, Exploration


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 455–56.

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Edinburgh

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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List

Subjects:

Medical Treatment, Disease

People mentioned:

David Brewster Brewster, Sir David (1781–1868) DSB ODNB
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Publications cited:

Brewster 1808–30 Brewster, David 1808–30. The Edinburgh Encyclopedia: Conducted by David Brewster [...] with the Assistance of Gentlemen Eminent in Science and Literature, 18 vols, Edinburgh: William Blackwood
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 456.

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New French Publications

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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Medical Treatment, Optics,


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Issue 11 (February 1817)Expand    Contract

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 479–85.

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Observations on the Autobiography of Bishop Watson  [1/2]Anon, 'Observations on the Autobiography of Bishop Watson', Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 2 (1817–18), 692–97

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Watson 1817 Watson, Richard1814. Anecdotes of the Life of Richard Watson, Bishop of Landaff; Written by Himself at Different Intervals, and Revised in 1814, London: Cadell and Davies
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Chemistry, Universities, Religion, Politics


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 496–97.

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A Portuguese Miss M'Avoy M'Avoy, Margaret (1800–20) ODNB
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C W C, W (P M B C of the H R A C, of North Brixton)
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Mesmerism, Medical Practitioners, Medical Treatment

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Robert Gordon?, 'The German Somnabulists and Miss M'Avoy', Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 2 (1817–18), 437–43


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 534–39.

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Remarks on the Liverpool Royal Institution Liverpool Royal Institution
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and Mr Roscoe's Roscoe, William (1753–1831) ODNB
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Discourse

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Societies, Lectures, Education, Collecting, Libraries, Laboratories, Universities

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James E Smith, Smith, James Edward (1759–1828) DSB
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John Bostock Bostock, John (1772–1846) DSB
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    Remarks on 'the great expense' of a university education at the universities of Oxford University of Oxford
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and Cambridge University of Cambridge
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(534). Gives an outline of the plans for an 'institution for the promotion of literature, science and the arts' in Liverpool. This is to be accomplished 'I. By Academical Schools. II. By Public Lectures. III. By the Encouragement of Societies who may unite for similar Objects. IV. By collections of Books, Specimens of Art, Natural History, &c. V. By Providing a Laboratory and Philosophical Apparatus. VI. By Association of the Proprietors'. (535)



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 549.

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Description of the New Mineral Called Pargasite

B, pseud.  [David Brewster] Brewster, Sir David (1781–1868) DSB ODNB
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David Brewster Brewster, Sir David (1781–1868) DSB ODNB
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 550–55.

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Medical Report of Edinburgh

J W T T, J W
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Medical Treatment, Disease, Epidemiology, Hospitals, Lectures

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James Currie, Currie, James (1756–1805) ODNB
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William Cullen, Cullen, William (1710–90) DSB
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John Armstrong, Armstrong, John, the elder (1784–1829) ODNB
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James Hamilton Hamilton, James (1749–1835) ODNB
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New Town Dispensary, Edinburgh, New Town Dispensary, Edinburgh
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Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary
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Edinburgh Society for Relief of the Destitute Sick, Edinburgh Society for Relief of the Destitute Sick
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Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh
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Edinburgh Magazine, and Literary Miscellany Scots Magazine (1739–1803) Scots Magazine and Edinburgh Literary Miscellany (1804–17) Edinburgh Magazine, and Literary Miscellany (1817–26) Waterloo Directory
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Hamilton 1805 Hamilton, James 1805. Observations on the Utility and Administration of Purgative Medicines in Several Diseases, Edinburgh: James Simpson
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    Reports on the treatment and incidence of typhus in Edinburgh.



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 576–79.

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Captain Basil Hall's Voyage to Loo-Choo

[Robert Jameson] Jameson, Robert (1774–1854) DSB
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Hall 1817 Hall, Basil 1817. An Account of a Voyage of Discovery to the Western Coast of Corea, and the Great Loo-Choo Island, in the Japan Sea, in his Majesty's Ship Lyra, London: John Murray
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Exploration, Meteorology, Instruments, Geology, Minearalogy, Anthropology, Language, Human Species

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Basil Hall, Hall, Basil (1788–1844) ODNB
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James Hutton Hutton, James (1726–97) DSB
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 579–81.

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Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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Chemistry, Gas Chemistry, Neurology, Optics, Geology, Mathematics, Time

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John Murray, Murray, John (1778–1820) ODNB
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Antoine L Lavoisier, Lavoisier, Antoine-Laurent (1743–94) DSB
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Andrew Ure, Ure, Andrew (1778–1857) ODNB
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Humphry Davy, Davy, Sir Humphry, Baronet (1778–1829) DSB ODNB
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Joseph L Gay-Lussac, Gay-Lussac, Joseph Louis (1778–1850) DSB
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David Brewster, Brewster, Sir David (1781–1868) DSB ODNB
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Thomas Allan, Allan, Thomas (1777–1833) ODNB
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John Playfair, Playfair, John (1748–1819) DSB
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Thomas M Brisbane Brisbane, Sir Thomas Makdougall, 1st Baronet (1773–1860) ODNB
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Hall 1817 Hall, Basil 1817. An Account of a Voyage of Discovery to the Western Coast of Corea, and the Great Loo-Choo Island, in the Japan Sea, in his Majesty's Ship Lyra, London: John Murray
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 582–84.

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Literary and Scienctific Intelligence

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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Mineralogy, Geology | Natural History, Mineralogy | Engineering, Societies | Mining, Accidents | Steam-power | Exploration | Biogeography, Botany, Taxonomy

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Robert Bakewell , Bakewell, Robert (1768–1843) DSB
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William R Clanny, Clanny, William Reid (1776–1850) ODNB
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Alexander von Humboldt Humboldt, Alexander von (Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von) (1769–1859) DSB
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Annals of Philosophy Annals of Philosophy (1813–26) Waterloo Directory
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 584–86.

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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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Surgery, Exploration, Education,Geology, Natural Theology,


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 586.

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John Sinclair Sinclair, Sir John, 1st Baronet (1754–1835) ODNB
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 586–89.

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[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
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Astronomy, Education, Mathematics, Medical Treatment, Medical Practitioners, Societies, Exploration


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 589–90.

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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 590.

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[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 590.

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[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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Medical Treatment, Hospitals


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Issue 12 (March 1817)Expand    Contract

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 613–20.

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Remarks on Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus; A Novel

[Walter Scott] Scott, Sir Walter, 1st Baronet (1771–1832) ODNB
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[Shelley] 1818 [Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft] 1818. Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus; A Novel, 3 vols, London: Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mayor & Jones.
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Science Fiction

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Erasmus Darwin Darwin, Erasmus (1731–1802) DSB
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 630–35.

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Narrative of a Fatal Event

[Walter Scott] Scott, Sir Walter, 1st Baronet (1771–1832) ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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Universities, Education, Induction, Natural Theology, Botany, Fieldwork, Accidents


    The narrator comments of the teaching he encountered whilst studying with a friend at the University of Glasgow University of Glasgow
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: 'one lamentable consequence of this presumptive system was the effect it had on young men of my own age [...] we reversed the order of induction, and, pretending to follow the works of the Deity as our principle guide, endeavoured to illustrate the revealed will of God by the analogy of nature' (631). Gives an account of the natural history fieldtrip during which his friend 'Campbell' drowns off Jura whilst collecting samples of seaweed (631).



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 636–39.

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Extracts From Lettsom's Lettsom, John Coakley (1744–1815) ODNB
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Correspondence

[Peter G Patmore] Patmore, Peter George (bap. 1786–1855) ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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Pettigrew 1817 Pettigrew, Thomas Joseph 1817. Memoirs of the Life and Writings of the Late John Coakley Lettsom, With a Selection from his Correspondence, London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown
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Botany


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 640–43.

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Notices in Natural History: No II

[James Wilson?] Wilson, James (b. 1779) WBI
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[2] Changes in The Plummage of Birds

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Ornithology


[3] Remarkable Tenuity of the Spiders Thread, &c.

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Entomology, Microscopy

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René A F de Réaumur Réaumur, René-Antoine Ferchault de (1683–1757) DSB
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Académie des Sciences, Paris Académie des Sciences, Paris
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Kirby and Spence 1815–26 Kirby, William and Spence, William 1815–26. An Introduction to Entomology; or, Elements of the Natural History of Insects, 4 vols, London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 643–45.

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Description of A Self-Registering Hygrometer

R G, pseud.  [Robert Gordon] Gordon, Robert (1786–1853) ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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Genre:

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Relevant illustrations:

wdct. [2]

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Instruments, Meteorology

People mentioned:

John Leslie, Leslie, Sir John (1766–1832) DSB ODNB
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Adam Anderson Anderson, Adam (1780–1846) ODNB
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Brewster 1808–30 Brewster, David 1808–30. The Edinburgh Encyclopedia: Conducted by David Brewster [...] with the Assistance of Gentlemen Eminent in Science and Literature, 18 vols, Edinburgh: William Blackwood
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 645–654.

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Remarks on the Histories of the Kracken and Great Sea Serpent

W, pseud.  [James Wilson] Wilson, James (b. 1779) WBI
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Subjects:

Zoology, Natural History


    Give an account of 'the history of the two most remarkable animals which have been described as inhabitants of the ocean' (645). Concedes that 'such accounts are too often imbued with a spirit prone to believe in the most absurd and extravagant fictions, and conveyed through the distorting medium of fear and superstition, yet it may safely be averred, from what has already been ascertained, that they are for the most part founded in truth' (645). Later states: 'It appears, in fact, to be a law of nature, that all animals of extraordinary magnitude produce much fewer young than those of inferior dimensions; at least, the elephant, the rhinoceros, the hippopotamus, and the giraffe, are among the least prolific of the race of quadrupeds, and the whale and the walrus are probably even more sparingly multiplied. We need scarcely wonder then, that so few instances have occurred of a nature sufficiently positive to dispel all doubts of the existence of sea-animals' (647–48).



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 692–97.

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Observations on the Autobiography of Bishop Watson  [2/2]Anon, 'Observations on the Autobiography of Bishop Watson', Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 2 (1817–18), 479–85

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Watson 1817 Watson, Richard1814. Anecdotes of the Life of Richard Watson, Bishop of Landaff; Written by Himself at Different Intervals, and Revised in 1814, London: Cadell and Davies
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Chemistry, Universities, Religion, Politics


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 697–98.

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Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Royal Society of Edinburgh
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[David Brewster] Brewster, Sir David (1781–1868) DSB ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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Chemistry, Geology, Instruments, Optics

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John Murray, Murray, John (1778–1820) ODNB
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Thomas L Dick, Lauder, Sir Thomas Dick, 7th baronet (formerly Thomas Lauder Dick) (1784–1848) ODNB
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John Leslie, Leslie, Sir John (1766–1832) DSB ODNB
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David Brewster Brewster, Sir David (1781–1868) DSB ODNB
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 699–702.

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Literary and Scientific Intelligence

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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Subjects:

Gas Chemistry | Physical Geography, Physics, | Gas Chemistry, Chemistry | Mineralogy | Light | Sound, Physics | Zoology, Animal Behaviour, Entomology | Magnetism, Navigation | Exploration, Navigation, Meteorology | Universities | Mineralogy | Exploration | Natural History | Chemistry | Agriculture

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Humphry Davy, Davy, Sir Humphry, Baronet (1778–1829) DSB ODNB
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Henry Kater, Kater, Henry (1777–1835) ODNB
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Pierre S, marquis de Laplace, Laplace, Pierre-Simon, marquis de (1749–1827) DSB
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Andrew Ure, Ure, Andrew (1778–1857) ODNB
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John Murray, Murray, John (1778–1820) ODNB
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Edward D Clarke, Clarke, Edward Daniel (1769–1822) DSB
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Jöns J Berzelius, Berzelius, Jöns Jacob (1779–1848) DSB
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David Brewster, Brewster, Sir David (1781–1868) DSB ODNB
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Marc-Auguste Pictet, Pictet, Marc-Auguste (1752–1825) DSB
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Alexander von Humboldt, Humboldt, Alexander von (Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von) (1769–1859) DSB
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Georges Cuvier, Cuvier, Georges (1769–1832) DSB
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Henry C Jennings Jennings, Henry Constantine (1731–1819) ODNB
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Annals of Philosophy Annals of Philosophy (1813–26) Waterloo Directory
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Cuvier1827–35 Cuvier, Georges 1827–35. The Animal Kingdom: Arranged in Conformity with its Organization, with Additional Descriptions of All the Species Hitherto Named, and of Many Not before Noticed, by Edward Griffith [...] and Others, 16 vols, London: G. B. Whittaker
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    Reports the discovery of an 'animal flower' in St Lucia that lives in rock pools within caves (701).



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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 702–04.

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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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Genre:

List

Subjects:

Obstetrics, Mapping, Exploration, Agriculture, Disease, Travel, Archaeology, Geology


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 704.

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Edinburgh

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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List

Subjects:

Exploration, Mapping


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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 705–06.

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[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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List

Subjects:

Archaeology, Exploration, Horticulture, Natural History, Ornithology, Systematics, Biogeography,


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 706.

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Edinburgh

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
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Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
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Mathematics, Political Economy


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