The sous-fond contains a range of material related to Dinwiddie's scientific interests including notes on fireworks, a list of industrial manufacturers in England, and a newspaper clipping of a letter written by Joseph Priestly. In addition, the section holds documents from Dinwiddie's time abroad such as a translation of Malay laws. Also included is Dinwiddie's university degree from Edinburgh.

Recent Submissions

  • Portrait of W.J. Proudfoot 

    Dinwiddie, James (2010-12-22)
    A portrait of W.J. Proudfoot (oil on canvas).
  • Portrait of W.J. Proudfoot 

    Dinwiddie, James (2010-12-16)
  • Translate of Malay Laws 

    Dinwiddie, James (2010-02-25)
  • Memoire 

    Fourcroy, Antoine Francois (2010-02-24)
    Notes on a new method of preparing solid colours for paint.
  • University Degree (Edinburgh) Feb. 16, 1778 

    Unknown author (2010-02-23)
  • untitled 

    Unknown author (2010-02-22)
    A paper, written in Latin, with various signatures on the bottom.
  • Notes and Research Papers 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-07-27)
    This group of documents is a series of unidentified notes and research papers composed by James Dinwiddie. This file consist of 116 pages of material.
  • Tibetan (?) manuscript with Chinese insert 

    Unknown author (2009-07-24)
    This document may be a Tibetan manuscript with a Chinese insert.
  • List of Manufacturers 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-07-24)
    This document compiled by James Dinwiddie contains a list of manufacturers in England including their industrial machinery and manufacturing practices. This file consists of fourteen pages of notes.
  • Notes on Fireworks 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-07-24)
    This document contains two pages of notes on the composition of fireworks written by James Dinwiddie.
  • Notes on Geometry 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-07-24)
    This document contains four pages of notes on geometry written by James Dinwiddie. The notes contain diagrams and proofs of theorems.
  • Letter to the Editor 

    Priestley, Joseph (2009-07-24)
    This file contains a one page newspaper clipping from a Calcutta newspaper. The clipping is a reprinted editorial letter from Joseph Priestley denouncing the new theories of chemistry.
  • Philosophical Society 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-07-24)
    This document contains rules and minutes for the Dumfries Philosophical Society. The minutes were recorded by James Dinwiddie between November 28, 1776 and December 12, 1778. This file consists of one document that is ...
  • Statement on Course in Natural Philosophy 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-07-24)
    This document is a statement concerning a course taught in natural philosophy. The document is dated March, 1767. This file consists of one document that is nine pages in length.