Collection Details

Call Number: MS Ferguson
Title: Ferguson Collection
Date of Creation: Between 1363 and 1894
Level of Description: Collection
Extent: c 500 items
Content: Manuscripts, mainly of alchemical and early chemical interest, c 14th to 19th centuries, from the personal library of John Ferguson. With some of his personal papers, mainly drafts of articles, etc.
Arrangement: List Collection Content
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Not Assigned
Source of Acquisition: From the Library of John Ferguson, LL.D., Professor of Chemistry, University of Glasgow. Purchased, 1921
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Notes: Purchased with c 7,500 printed books - see rare books search for details.
Ferguson's personal papers have not yet been catalogued.
Cataloguing Rules: ISAD(G)
Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this collection:

collector: John Ferguson 1838-1916
Chemist and bibliographer. Nicknamed 'Soda'. Studied at the University of Glasgow where he was later Regius Professor of Chemistry, 1874-1915. Author of a number …
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