- GB235 ELD
- 1722 - 1841
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•List of seeds and plants imported from America in 1760 and sold by Mrs Drummond, Seed Merchant, Lawnmarket, Edinburgh
•List of fruit required for Mortonhall, 1722 and an abstract from J.W. Hely-Hutchison’s letter regarding the list.
Trotter, Captain H. of Mortonhall
•Papers and correspondence
•Correspondence with J. Brodie (1795-1811), T.C. Hope (1784-1785), and A. Menzies (1819) - all appears to be copies of correspondence held at the Linnean Society
Smith, Sir James Edward
•File containing typescript extracts relating to the Royal College of Physicians, (1761-1899)
Royal College of Physicians
•Memoir of Dr Thomas Charles Hope, Late Professor of Chemistry in the University of Edinburgh by Thomas Stewart Traill (from Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, vol. xvi, part iv; 1848
•Copy of letters to Sir J.E. Smith, dated January 1784 – May 1785 filed under “Smith, JE.”
Hope, Dr. Thomas Charles
•Copy of lists of Flora and Fauna (1767-1771)
•Papers including transcriptions of correspondence and newspaper articles (1767-84)
Robertson, Dr. James
•Correspondence with Jonn Mackay (1800-1801), G.A. Walker Arnott (1828), P. Neill (1828), J. McNab (1834), R. Graham (1826), and also referenced to correspondence with G. Don (1802-1812) and W.M. McNab (1818 and 1823).
Winch, Nathaniel John
•Papers referencing obituaries. Mackay, John (Biographical. Index of British & Irish Botanists, p.111); Scots Magazine, 1802, Vol. LXIV, p.448; Edinburgh Courant, 22 April 1802.
•8 page extract of article on The Death of John Mackay, A Worthy Young Man, and an Eminent Botanist - ‘Edinburgh Evening Courant’ 3rd June 1802
•John Mackay, A Gifted Young Botanist, 1772 – 1802, A Link With Leith by D.W.K.
•Copy of letters dated Nov. 1800 – May 1802 to N.J. Winch – filed under “Winch, N.J.” also copy of letters dated 3 June 1801 to G. Houston, Paisley & Mr. Combie Inverness introducing N.J. Winch
•Typed extract from Scots Magazine, 1803, Vol. LXV, pp.96 -97, tribute to John Mackay.
•Letter from John Mackay at Botanic Garden, Leith Walk, dated 6 March 1800, to Lt. Col. Brodie, M.P. at Brodie House by Forres (presented by Sir George Taylor, 8 June 1963)
•3 manuscript pages of Mackay’s records relating to ‘Smith’s English Botany’
•Typed extract from ‘Memoirs of the Wernerian Natural History Society, Vol.1, p.215 – A List of the rarer Plants observed in the neighbourhood of Edinburgh.
•File containing typed miscellaneous notes regarding his life and work
Mackay, James Townsend