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Call Number: MS Gen 95
Title: Notes of Dr. Smith's rhetorick lectures
Date of Creation: Between 1762 and 1763
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Gen 94-95,1063
Content: Notes of Dr. Smith's rhetorick lectures.
These are an almost complete set of a student's notes on part of Smith's course on Moral Philosophy at Glasgow University given in his last unbroken academic session as Professor there. They were an elaboration of the public discourses on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres which he had given in Edinburgh during the years 1748-1751.
In the first volume are notes of 14 lectures given by Adam Smith, delivered between 19 November and 24 December 1762, numbered from 2 to 14; two lectures numbered 4 occur on ff. 37 and 49. The second volume contains 15 lectures delivered between 26 December 1762 and 18 February 1763.
Physical Description: 8vo. 2 vols
Access: Normal conditions
Language: English
Material Type: Lecture
Notes: Title written on spine in ink (lettering very faint as at 2017).
Conservation: Conservation work undertaken in 2017 with funding assistance from the National Manuscripts Conservation Trust.
Exhibitions: This manuscript has been displayed on the following occasion: 'Scottish Thought and Letters in the Eighteenth Century', Glasgow University Library, 1976.
Accession Number: 4132
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Repository Code: GB 0247

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author: Adam Smith 1723-1790
Eminent Scottish philosopher and political economist.
exhibition: Scottish Thought and Letters in the Eighteenth Century
Exhibition, Glasgow University Library, 24 March-31 May 1976.
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