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Black, Joseph (1728-1799)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MSS.1219-1227
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Black, Joseph (1728-1799)
Date(s): 1766-1778
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 14 volumes
Name of creator(s): Blagden | Sir | Charles | 1748-1820 | Knight | physician
Perceval | Robert | 1756-1839 | Professor of Chemistry
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Black succeeded William Cullen as Professor of Medicine and Chemistry at Edinburgh University in 1776. His last lecture was given in 1797.


Scope and content/abstract:

Lectures on chemistry: three sets of holograph notes of Joseph Black's lectures taken by students at Edinburgh University. Students taking the notes include the future Sir Charles Blagden (1748-1820) (MSS.1219-1227). Produced in Edinburgh.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged in sections as follows: Lectures on chemistry: notes by Charles Blagden, 1766-1767; Lectures on chemistry, 1776 and Lectures on chemistry: notes by Robert Perceval, 1777-1778.

Conditions governing access:

The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Readers are restricted to 100 photocopies in twelve months. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

Finding aids:

Described in: S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

MS.1228 purchased 1931 (acc.75310); MSS.1229-1232 purchased at Sotheby's 23/7/1934, Lot 216 (part) (acc.66764); MSS.1219-1227 from the Blagden Collection, presented June 1954 (acc.300568-300576).

Allied Materials

Related material:

In the Wellcome Library: More papers of Sir Charles Blagden, compiler of one of the sets of notes here, are held as MSS.1234-1252.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry copied from Wellcome online catalogue by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Sep 2008

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