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Title Letter [manuscript]: Edinburgh, to Hon[ora]ble Sir, 1790 Feb. 13
Author Robison, John (1739-1805)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: February 13, 1790, letter to an unnamed correspondent presumably connected with the University of Edinburgh, which contains an enclosure by Robison describing how Indians living around Hudson’s Bay preserved meat without salt. Robison’s letter concerns his illness, his income from teaching the natural philosophy class at the university, 1774-1789, and his pension requirements.
Places University of Edinburgh, Scotland; Hudson Bay, Canada
Keywords subsistence, goods, supplies, health, education, pension
Theme Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters; First Nations of Canada
Culture Area Subarctic
Additional Information Robison was a scientific writer and mathematical philosopher, Professor of natural philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, 1773-1805, and first general secretary of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 772
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue