- 1772 - 1802 (Creation)
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•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.