SciPer IndexPeopleAuthorsIllustratorsBooksPeriodicalsInstitutions, Societies, &c.Unidentified Pseudonyms
Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine [1st]  Introduction
Volume 1  (April to September 1817)
Issue 1 (April 1817)Expand    Contract

Section: Original Communications

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 1–8.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Memoir of the Late Francis Horner Horner, Francis (1778–1817) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
, Esq. M.P.

Anon

Genre:

Obituary

Subjects:

Scientific Practitioners, Political Economy


    Consists chiefly of quotations from parliamentary speeches, which focus primarily on Francis Horner's personal qualities and make only passing references to his political economy.



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 17–22.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

On the Constitution and Moral Effects of Banks for the Savings of Industry

Hi Hi
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Letter

Subjects:

Political Economy, Class, Government

People mentioned:

George Rose, Rose, George (1744–1818) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Henry Duncan Duncan, Henry (1774–1846) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>

Publications cited:

Quarterly Review, Quarterly Review (1809–1900+) Waterloo Directory
Close   View the register entry >>
Edinburgh Review Edinburgh Review (1802–1900+) Waterloo Directory
Close   View the register entry >>
[Napier] 1815–24 [Napier, Macvey], ed. 1815–24. Supplement to the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Editions of the Encyclopaedia Britannica: With Preliminary Dissertations on the History of the Sciences, 6 vols, Edinburgh: Archibald Constable; London: Hurst, Robinson & Co.
Close   View the register entry >>


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 25–27.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Observations on the Culture of the Sugar Cane in the United States, and on Our System of Colonial Policy

M M
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Letter; Extract, Table

Publications extracted:

Pitkin 1816 Pitkin, Timothy 1816. A Statistical View of the Commerce of the United States of America: In Connection with Agriculture and Manufactures and an Account of the Public Debt, Revenues, and Expenditures of the United States: with a Brief Review of the Trade, Agriculture, and Manufactures of the Colonies, Previous to their Independence. Accompanied with Tables, Illustrative of the Principles and Objects of the Work, Hartford: printed by Charles Hosmer
Close   View the register entry >>

Subjects:

Political Economy, Imperialism, Statistics, Agriculture, Commerce, Politics


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 27–30.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Memorandums of a View-Hunter

Anon

Genre:

Letter, Introduction; Reminiscences, Drollery

Subjects:

Travel, Geology, Speculation, Political Economy, Race, Controversy


    Viewing the white cliffs of France from Dover, the narrator and his companion discuss 'the probability of the junction of Great Britain formerly with the Continent'. They consider that the 'geological phenomena' make it likely, but deem the question to be 'ever [...] a doubtful speculation'. The interruption of a Jewish money-changer cause the narrator to reflect on the value of paper money and the activities of 'our bullion committee'. (29) He and his companion are at odds on the issue, and 'it is well known, that a regular argumentation on paper and metal money, unless abruptly terminated by a quarrel or a duel [...] seldom [...] abates its violence in less than two hours and a half' (30).



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 30–33.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Account of the American Steam Frigate

D Brewster, Edinburgh Brewster, Sir David (1781–1868) DSB ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Letter, Introduction; Extract, Letter

Publications extracted:

Samuel L Mitchill Mitchill, Samuel Latham (1764–1831) WBI
Close   View the register entry >>
, Thomas Morris Morris, Thomas (fl. 1817) BE1/1/1a/5
Close   View the register entry >>
, Henry Rutgers Rutgers, Henry (1745–1830) WBI
Close   View the register entry >>

Subjects:

Steamships, War, Military Technology, Government, Patronage, Engineers, Endeavour, Machinery, Heat, Navigation

People mentioned:

Robert Fulton Fulton, Robert (1765–1815) CBD
Close   View the register entry >>


    Brewster introduces a report of the 'commissioners superintending the construction of a Steam Vessel of War, to the secretary of the navy', which has been sent to him by Samuel Mitchill, and which he believes has not hitherto been published in Britain (30).



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 35–38.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

The Craniological Controversy. Some Observations on the Late Pamphlets of Dr Gordon Gordon, John (1786–1818) RLIN
Close   View the register entry >>
and Dr. Spurzheim Spurzheim, Johann Christoph (1776–1832) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>

A M, Edinburgh M, A (of Edinburgh)
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Letter

Subjects:

Phrenology, Controversy, Publishing, Lecturing, Controversy, Periodicals, Display, Dissection, Error, Imposture, Anatomy, Speculation

People mentioned:

Franz J Gall, Gall, Franz Joseph (1758–1828) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Marcello Malpighi Malpighi, Marcello (1628–94) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>

Institutions mentioned:

University of Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh
Close   View the register entry >>
Edinburgh Royal Infirmary Edinburgh Royal Infirmary
Close   View the register entry >>

Publications cited:

Gordon 1817, Gordon, John 1817. Observations on the Structure of the Brain: Comprising an Estimate of the Claims of Drs. Gall and Spurzheim to Discovery in the Anatomy of that Organ, Edinburgh: William Blackwood
Close   View the register entry >>
Spurzheim 1817, Spurzheim, Johann Christoph 1817. Examination of the Objections Made in Britain Against the Doctrines of Gall and Spurzheim, Edinburgh: Maccredie, Skelly, and Muckersy; London: Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, and Underwood
Close   View the register entry >>
Edinburgh Review Edinburgh Review (1802–1900+) Waterloo Directory
Close   View the register entry >>
[Gordon] 1815 [Gordon, John] 1815. 'The Doctrines of Gall and Spurzheim', Edinburgh Review, 25, 227–68
Close   View the register entry >>


    Presents a disparaging critique of craniology and of Spurzheim's defence of it.



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 38–39.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

On the Proposed Establishment of a Foundling Hospital in Edinburgh

I I
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Letter, News-Commentary

Subjects:

Hospitals, Patronage, Government

People mentioned:

John Watson Watson, John (d. 1762) BE1/1/1a/7
Close   View the register entry >>


Section: Select Extracts

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 59–61.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Account of Colonel Beaufoy's Beaufoy, Mark (1764–1827) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Journey to the Summit of Mount Blanc

Anon

Genre:

Abstract, Paper

Publications abstracted:

Beaufoy 1817 Beaufoy, Mark 1817. 'Narrative of a Journey from the Village of Chamouni, in Switzerland, to the Summit of Mont Blanc, Undertaken on 8 Aug. 1787', Annals of Philosophy, 9 (1817), 97–103
Close   View the register entry >>

Subjects:

Exploration, Physiology, Experiment, Astronomy, Instruments

People mentioned:

Marc T Bourrit, Bourrit, Marc Théodore (1739–1819) WBI
Close   View the register entry >>
Jacques Balmat, Balmat, Jacques (1762–1834) WBI
Close   View the register entry >>
Horace B de Saussure, Saussure, Horace Bénédict de (1740–99) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Michel Paccard Paccard, Michel (b. 1757) WBI
Close   View the register entry >>


    Gives an account of Mark Beaufoy's and some earlier expeditions to Mont Blanc. While noting the philosophical experiments carried out by Beaufoy and others, the writer particularly emphasizes 'the dangers of the journey itself' and 'the effect produced upon the human body in such elevated situations' (61).



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 61–64.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Account of the Remarkable Case of Margaret Lyall Lyall, Margaret (1793/4–1816) BE1/1/1b/9
Close   View the register entry >>
, Who Continued in a State of Sleep Nearly Six Weeks. By the Rev. James Brewster Brewster, James (fl. 1805) WBI
Close   View the register entry >>
, Minister of Craig. (From the Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (1783–1900+) BUCOP
Close   View the register entry >>
. Read Feb. 19, 1816)

Anon

Genre:

Extract, Paper

Publications extracted:

Brewster 1818 Brewster, James 1818. 'Account of the Remarkable Case of Margaret Lyall, who Continued in a State of Sleep Nearly Six Weeks', Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 8 (1818), 249–58
Close   View the register entry >>

Subjects:

Disease, Medical Treatment

Publications cited:

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (1665–1900+) Waterloo Directory
Close   View the register entry >>


Section: Review of New Publications

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 73–75.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

[Review of A Series of Discourses on the Christian Revelation, by Thomas Chalmers]

Anon

Genre:

Review

Publications reviewed:

Chalmers 1817 Chalmers, Thomas 1817. A Series of Discourses on the Christian Revelation, Viewed in Connection with the Modern Astronomy, Glasgow: John Smith and Son; Edinburgh: William Whyte; London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown [and 4 others]
Close   View the register entry >>

Subjects:

Astronomy, Piety, Biblical Authority, Genius, Political Economy, Natural Theology, Infidelity

People mentioned:

Robert Boyle, Boyle, Hon Robert (1627–91) DSB ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Isaac Newton Newton, Sir Isaac (1642–1727) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>

Publications cited:

Chalmers 1814 Chalmers, Thomas 1814. The Evidence and Authority of the Christian Revelation, Edinburgh: William Blackwood
Close   View the register entry >>


    Begins: 'One of the worst features of the present times is the separation that has taken place between science and religion'. Observes that earlier in the history of English literature, 'great talents' were combined with 'sublime piety'. Contrasts this with the present situation, when 'the profound reverence for sacred things' is not 'characteristic of those by whom science is promoted, and knowledge extended'. Considers that the separation of science and religion means that the 'sacred system of revelation' is 'in danger of being considered as fitted only to be the creed of less enlightened minds'. Argues that the work under review is 'well calculated' to counteract this. Praises Chalmers's 'genius', but bemoans his lapses of taste and sentiment. (73) Gives an account, 'for the sake of our readers in the south', of Chalmers's life and his claims to fame. Declines to summarize the contents of the work under review, but strongly urges its value and utility.



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 76–78.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

[Review of Harold the Dauntless, by Walter Scott]

Anon

Genre:

Review

Publications reviewed:

[Scott] 1817 [Scott, Walter] 1817. Harold the Dauntless: A Poem, in Six Cantos, Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Co.; London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown
Close   View the register entry >>

Subjects:

Amusement, Natural Philosophy, Experiment, Cruelty, Instruments


    Quotes the opening stanzas of the poem, which attribute to ennui such amusements as card-playing, billiards, dice, and 'Retort and airpump, threatening frogs and mice, | (Murders disguised by philosophic name)' (78).



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 78–79.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

[Review of Armata, by Thomas Erskine]

Anon

Genre:

Review

Publications reviewed:

[Erskine] 1817 [Erskine, Thomas] 1817. Armata: A Fragment, London: John Murray
Close   View the register entry >>

Subjects:

Statistics, Political Economy


    Warmly approves the political analysis of this fictionalized account of recent British history.



Section: Periodical Works

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 81–83.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

The Edinburgh Review. No 54

Anon

Genre:

Abstract

Publications abstracted:

Edinburgh Review Edinburgh Review (1802–1900+) Waterloo Directory
Close   View the register entry >>
[Brougham] 1816, [Brougham, Henry P.] 1816. '[Review of Defence of Usury by Jeremy Bentham], Edinburgh Review, 27, 338–360
Close   View the register entry >>
[Russell] 1816 [Russell, John] 1816. 'Commercial Distresses of the Country', Edinburgh Review, 27, 373–390
Close   View the register entry >>

Subjects:

Political Economy

Publications cited:

Bentham 1816, Bentham, Jeremy 1816. Defence of Usury: Shewing the Impolicy of the Present Legal Restraints on the Terms of Pecuniary Bargains, in Letters to a Friend; To which is Added, a Letter to Adam Smith, Esq. LL.D., on the Discouragements Opposed by the Above Restraints to the Progress of Inventive Industry, 3rd edn, London: Payne and Foss
Close   View the register entry >>
Anon 1816a Anon. 1816a. National Difficulties Practically Explained by a Member of the Lowestoft Book-Club, London: Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, and Hatchard
Close   View the register entry >>


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 83–85.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

The Quarterly Review. No 31

Anon

Genre:

Abstract

Publications abstracted:

Quarterly Review Quarterly Review (1809–1900+) Waterloo Directory
Close   View the register entry >>
Anon 1816b, Anon. 1816b. '[Review of A Treatise on the Records of the Creation by John B Sumner]', Quarterly Review, 31, 37–69
Close   View the register entry >>
[Lundie?] 1816 [Lundie, Robert?] 1816. '[Review of Essay on the Nature and Advantages of Parish Banks by Henry Duncan, and Other Works]', Quarterly Review, 16, 89–116
Close   View the register entry >>

Subjects:

Natural Theology, Patronage, Population, Political Economy, Exploration

People mentioned:

Henry Duncan Duncan, Henry (1774–1846) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>

Publications cited:

Sumner 1816 Sumner, John Bird 1816. A Treatise on the Records of the Creation, and on the Moral Attributes of the Creator: With Particular Reference to the Jewish History, and to the Consistency of the Principle of Population with the Wisdom and Goodness of the Deity, 2 vols, London: J. Hatchard
Close   View the register entry >>


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 85–87.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Literary and Scientific Intelligence

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Reportage

Subjects:

Mineralogy, Experiment, Instruments, Invention, Chemistry, Scientific Practitioners | Light, Natural Law, Crystallography | Mineralogy, Natural Philosophy, Lecturing, Display, Experiment | Invention, Machinery, Navigation | Universities, Government, Patronage, Architecture, Libraries, Museums | Metallurgy, Invention | Mapping, Internationalism, Metrology | Chemistry, Natural Imperialism | Astronomy, Discovery | Natural Imperialism, Exploration, Botany | Mineralogy | Invention, Navigation

People mentioned:

Edward D Clarke, Clarke, Edward Daniel (1769–1822) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
John Newman, Newman, John (fl. 1816–37) RSCSP
Close   View the register entry >>
Henry J Brooke, Brooke, Henry James (1771–1857) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
David Brewster, Brewster, Sir David (1781–1868) DSB ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Pierre S, marquis de Laplace, Laplace, Pierre-Simon, marquis de (1749–1827) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Jean-Baptiste Biot, Biot, Jean-Baptiste (1774–1862) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
John Leslie, Leslie, Sir John (1766–1832) DSB ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
John Playfair, Playfair, John (1748–1819) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Rev Mr Wright, Wright, Rev Mr (of Bath) (fl. 1817) BE1/1/1/15
Close   View the register entry >>
John F Daniell, Daniell, John Frederic (1790–1845) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
William Mudge, Mudge, William (1762–1820) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Thomas F Colby, Colby, Thomas Frederick (1784–1852) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
John Pond, Pond, John (1767–1836) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
John Brinkley, Brinkley, John (1766/7–1835) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Joseph Banks, Banks, Sir Joseph (1743–1820) DSB ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
John Murray, Murray, John (1778–1820) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Mr Locateli Locateli, Mr (mathematician, of Milan) (fl. 1817) BE1/1/1/15
Close   View the register entry >>

Institutions mentioned:

University of Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh
Close   View the register entry >>
Bath Literary and Philosophical Society, Bath Literary and Philosophical Society
Close   View the register entry >>
Trigonometrical Survey of Great Britain Ordnance Survey of the United Kingdom
Close   View the register entry >>

Publications cited:

Clarke 1817 Clarke, Edward Daniel 1817. 'Further Observations Respecting the Decomposition of the Earths, and Other Experiments Made by Burning a Highly Compressed Mixture of the Gaseous Constituents of Water', Annals of Philosophy, 9, 89–96; 194–202
Close   View the register entry >>


    After an enthusiastic account of Edward D Clarke's Clarke, Edward Daniel (1769–1822) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
researches with the blowpipe, observes: 'we cannot help expressing our satisfaction that the employment of this powerful instrument, in the development of such striking results, has fallen to the lot of a gentleman who has already rendered such essential service to the literature of his country, and whom [...] we are really disposed to regard as not only one of the most accomplished scholars, but one of the best men also, which this country contains' (86). Discusses the government's contribution towards the cost of the buildings at the University of Edinburgh, noting that the library will be 'one of the most elegant rooms in the kingdom' (87).



Section: Works Preparing for Publication

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 88–89.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

London

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

List

Subjects:

Exploration, Chemistry, Phrenology, Mental Illness, Ethnography, Political Economy, Mathematics, Cultural Geography

People mentioned:

Thomas Thomson, Thomson, Thomas (1773–1852) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
John Murray, Murray, John (1778–1820) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Johann C Spurzheim, Spurzheim, Johann Christoph (1776–1832) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Thomas S B Raffles, Raffles, Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley (1781–1826) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
David Ricardo, Ricardo, David (1772–1823) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Henry T Colebrooke Colebrooke, Henry Thomas (1765–1837) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 89.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Edinburgh

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

List

Subjects:

Geology, Mineralogy, Physical Geography

Publications cited:

Jameson 1817c Jameson, Robert, ed. 1817c. Essay on the Theory of the Earth by Baron G. Cuvier, with Geological Illustrations, 3rd ed., Edinburgh: W. Blackwood
Close   View the register entry >>


Section: Monthly List of New Publications

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 90–93.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

London

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

List

Subjects:

Medical Practitioners | Botany | Physical Geography | Medical Treatment, Surgery, Death, Mental Illness | Metrology, Invention, Accidents, Mining, Mathematics, Horticulture, Geology | Entomology | Political Economy, Industry, Education

People mentioned:

John Hunter, Hunter, John (1728–93) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
George Brookshaw, Brookshaw, George (bap. 1751–1823) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
George Stephenson, Stephenson, George (1781–1848) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Humphry Davy, Davy, Sir Humphry, Baronet (1778–1829) DSB ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
John Abercrombie, Abercrombie, John (1726–1806) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
William T Brande, Brande, William Thomas (1788–1866) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
William Kirby, Kirby, William (1759–1850) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Robert Owen Owen, Robert (1771–1858) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>

Publications cited:

Haslam 1817 Haslam, John 1817. Considerations on the Moral Management of Insane Persons, London: R. Hunter
Close   View the register entry >>


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 93–94.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Edinburgh

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

List

Subjects:

Instruments, Navigation, Phrenology, Mathematics, Commerce, Physical Geography, Political Economy, Anatomy, Mathematics, Astronomy, Theology of Nature, Medical Treatment, Horticulture, Agriculture

People mentioned:

William Bain, Bain, Sir William (1771–1853) WBI
Close   View the register entry >>
Thomas Ewing, Ewing, Thomas (fl. 1820–26) RLIN
Close   View the register entry >>
Jeremy Bentham, Bentham, Jeremy (1748–1832) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
John Leslie, Leslie, Sir John (1766–1832) DSB ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Thomas Chalmers Chalmers, Thomas (1780–1847) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 95.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

French Books, Published Since January 1817

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

List

Subjects:

Obstetrics, Mathematics, Political Economy, Hygiene, Mental Illness, Astronomy, Gender, Medical Treatment, Invertebrate Zoology, Mineralogy, Chemistry, Physics

People mentioned:

Jean-Baptiste Say, Say, Jean-Baptiste (1767–1832) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Joseph J L de Lalande Lalande, Joseph-Jérôme Lefrançais de (1732–1807) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>

Publications cited:

Annales de Chimie Annales de Chimie (1789–1900+) BUCOP
Close   View the register entry >>


Section: Monthly Register

Subsection: Foreign Intelligence

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 100–01.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Asia

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Reportage



[1] East Indies

Subjects:

Exploration



^^ Back to the top of this issue

Issue 2 (May 1817)Expand    Contract

Section: Original Communications

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 125–28.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Account of Mr Ruthven's Improved Printing Press

M M
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Reportage

Relevant illustrations:

wdct. [4]

Subjects:

Technology, Invention, Patents


    Gives an account, with technical descriptions and diagrams, of the 'new patent press' made by the Edinburgh printer, John Ruthven Ruthven, John (b. 1783) SBTI
Close   View the register entry >>
.



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 128–29.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Account of the Method of Engraving Stone

Anon

Genre:

Letter

Subjects:

Technology, Invention


    Gives an account, with technical descriptions of 'LITHOGRAPHY or the art of engraving on stone' (128). States that lithography is admirably 'adapted to represent objects of a picturesque description, natural history, outlines, anatomical subjects, plans, &c.' (129)



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 130–32.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

On the Origin of Hospitals for the Sick

Q, Edinburgh Q (of Edinburgh)
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Letter

Subjects:

Hospitals, Surgery, Medical Practitioners, Medical Treatment,

People mentioned:

Hippocrates, Hippocrates of Cos (460–370 BC) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Horace, Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) (65–8 BC) CBD
Close   View the register entry >>
Juvenal, Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenalis) (c. 55–c. 140) CBD
Close   View the register entry >>
Emperor Claudius I, Claudius I, Emperor of Rome (Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero Germanicus) (10BC–54AD) CBD
Close   View the register entry >>
Emperor Constantine I, Constantine I, Emperor of the Roman Empire (Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus) (274–337) CBD
Close   View the register entry >>
Emperor Justinian I, Justinian I, Emperor of East Roman Empire (Flavius Petrus Sabbatius Justinianus) (482–565) CBD
Close   View the register entry >>
Emperor Julian, Julian, Emperor of the Roman Empire (Flavius Claudius Julianus) (331–63) CBD
Close   View the register entry >>
St Jerome, Jerome, Saint (c.342–420) CBD
Close   View the register entry >>
St Isidore, Isidore of Seville, Saint (560–636) CBD
Close   View the register entry >>
William Stark Stark, William (1770–1813) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>

Publications cited:

Beckmann 1814 Beckmann, Johann 1814. A History of Inventions and Discoveries, trans. William Johnston, 2d ed., London: J. Walker
Close   View the register entry >>


    Presents a short history of hospital provision 'for the sick' from ancient Greece, through the Roman empire, to contemporary hospitals in Paris and Glasgow.



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 134–36.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

On the Fall of Volcanic Dust in the Island of Barbados

Anon

Genre:

Letter

Subjects:

Vulcanology, Climatology, Agriculture


    An eyewitness account of 'the fall of volcanic dust in the island of Barbados, which occurred on May 1st, 1812, and which was produced by an eruption of the volcano in the neighbouring island of St Vincent' (134). States: 'I am induced to infer, that the dust, though it never seemed to unite intimately with the soil, had a fertilizing property' (136).



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 136–38.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Anecdotes of Antiquaries

Strila, Edinburgh Strila (of Edinburgh)
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Letter

Subjects:

Medical Treatment


    Relates as part of an anecdote how a highlander's wife fell into a peat-bog on her way home after having 'indulged too freely to cure a cholic [sic]' (137).



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 138–40.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Chemical Process of Combustion

Anon

Genre:

Reportage

Subjects:

Chemistry, Light, Heat, Gas Chemistry, Lectures, Discovery

People mentioned:

Humphry Davy, Davy, Sir Humphry, Baronet (1778–1829) DSB ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Georg E Stahl, Stahl, Georg Ernst (1660–1734) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Thomas Thomson Thomson, Thomas (1773–1852) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>

Institutions mentioned:

Royal Society Royal Society of London
Close   View the register entry >>


    Observes that 'in the common explanation of this phenomenon [combustion], only one of the circumstances connected with it, that is, the disappearence of the oxygen, had in reality been accounted for, while the exhibition of light and heat, which really consistitute what is essential to the phenomenon, are altogether unexplained. [... I]t is with very much satisfaction that we perceive Sir Humphry Davy to be actively engaged in the investigation of what has justly been denominated the most important problem in Chemistry' (140).



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 142.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

White's New Invented Horizon

W Bain, Master, Royal Navy Bain, W (master in the Royal Navy) (fl. 1817) BE1/1/2a/7
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Letter

Subjects:

Navigation, Invention, Military Technology

Institutions mentioned:

Royal Navy Royal Navy
Close   View the register entry >>


    Describes the invention, by 'Mr Gavin White White, Gavin (grocer, of Kinross) (fl. 1817) BE1/1/2a/7
Close   View the register entry >>
, grocer in Kinross', of an artifical horizon which can be attached to 'the common quadrant', to enable navigation in foggy weather.



Section: Review of New Publications

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 175–78.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

[Review of On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation, by David Ricardo]

Anon

Genre:

Review

Publications reviewed:

Ricardo 1817 Ricardo, David 1817. On the Principles of Political Economy, and Taxation, London: J. Murray
Close   View the register entry >>

Subjects:

Political Economy, Class

People mentioned:

Thomas R Malthus, Malthus, Thomas Robert (1766–1834) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Adam Smith, Smith, Adam (1723–90) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Anne R J Turgot, Turgot, Anne-Robert-Jacques (1727–81) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
James Steuart Steuart, Sir James, of Goodtrees and Coltness, 3rd Baronet (1713–80) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>

Publications cited:

Ricardo 1811a, Ricardo, David 1811a. The High Price of Bullion: A Proof of the Depreciation of Bank Notes: To Which is Added, an Appendix, Containing Observations on Some Passages in an Article in the 'Edinburgh Review', on the Depreciation of Paper Currency, also Suggestions for Securing to the Public a Currency as Invariable as Gold, With a Very Moderate Supply of That Metal, 4th ed., London: J. Murray
Close   View the register entry >>
Ricardo 1811b, Ricardo, David 1811b. Observations on Some Passages in an Article in the 'Edinburgh Review', on the Depreciation of Paper Currency; also Suggestions for Securing to the Public a Currency as Invariable as Gold, With a Very Moderate Supply of That Metal, Being the Appendix, to the 4th ed. of 'The High Price of Bullion', London: J. Murray
Close   View the register entry >>
Ricardo 1815 Ricardo, David 1815. An Essay on the Influence of a Low Price of Corn on the Profits of Stock, London: J. Murray
Close   View the register entry >>


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 178–79.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

[Review of Useful Knowledge, by William Bingley]

Anon

Genre:

Review

Publications reviewed:

Bingley 1817 Bingley, William 1817. Useful Knowledge; or, A Familiar and Explanatory Account of the Various Productions of Nature: Mineral, Vegetable, and Animal, Which are Chiefly Employed for the Use of Man, London: Baldwin, Cradock, & Joy
Close   View the register entry >>

Subjects:

Gender, Natural History, Botany, Mineralogy, Geology, Palaeontology, Zoology, Education


    States: 'To young persons, especially young ladies, who have seldom an opportunity of studying large systems of natural history, we would particularly recommend this work'. Notes that it would be interesting to give 'some idea of what is meant by the theories of the earth. Another subject which we should have expected to see noticed, is fossil remains'. (179)



Section: Analytical Notices

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 180–86.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

1. Encyclopædia Britannica—Supplement. Vol. II. Part I

Anon

Genre:

Review

Publications reviewed:

[Napier] 1815–24 [Napier, Macvey], ed. 1815–24. Supplement to the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Editions of the Encyclopaedia Britannica: With Preliminary Dissertations on the History of the Sciences, 6 vols, Edinburgh: Archibald Constable; London: Hurst, Robinson & Co.
Close   View the register entry >>

Subjects:

Metaphysics, Ethics, Philosophy | History of Science, Mathematics, Logic, Natural Philosophy, Mechanics, Astronomy, Light, Heat, Electricity, Magnetism | Exploration | Alchemy, Mathematics, Ancient Authorities, Meteorology | Health, Medical Treatment, Hydropathy | Zoology

People mentioned:

Dugald Stewart, Stewart, Dugald (1753–1828) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
John Playfair, Playfair, John (1748–1819) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Matthew Flinders, Flinders, Matthew (1774–1814) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Lachlan Macquarie, Macquarie, Lachlan (1761–1824) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Aristotle, Aristotle (384–322 BC) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Galileo Galilei, Galilei, Galileo (1564–1642) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Evangelista Torricelli, Torricelli, Evangelista (1608–47) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Blaise Pascal, Pascal, Blaise (1623–62) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Otto von Guericke, Guericke (Gericke), Otto von (1602–86) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Robert Boyle, Boyle, Hon Robert (1627–91) DSB ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Robert Hooke, Hooke, Robert (1635–1703) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Christiaan Huygens, Huygens, Christiaan (1629–95) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
René Du P Descartes, Descartes, René Du Perron (1596–1650) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Samuel Morland, Morland, Sir Samuel, 1st Baronet (1625–95) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Jean D Cassini, Cassini, Jean Dominique (Cassini IV) (1748–1845) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Daniel Bernoulli, Bernoulli, Daniel (1700–82) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Jean H Magellan, Magellan, Jean-Hyacinthe (1722–90) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Pierre Vernier, Vernier, Pierre (1584–1638) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Guillaume Amontons, Amontons, Guillaume (1663–1705) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
William Cary, Cary, William (1759–1825) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
John Leslie, Leslie, Sir John (1766–1832) DSB ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
William Wright, Wright, William (1735–1819) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
James Currie, Currie, James (1756–1805) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Armand Seguin, Seguin, Armand (1767–1835) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Bartholomew Parr, Parr, Bartholomew (1750–1810) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
John Haygarth, Haygarth, John (1740–1827) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Antoine F de Fourcroy, Fourcroy, Antoine François de (1755–1809) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Heinrich M Marcard, Marcard, Heinrich Matthias (1747–1817) WBI
Close   View the register entry >>
Jan Swammerdam, Swammerdam, Jan (1637–80) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Giacomo F Maraldi, Maraldi, Giacomo Filippo (1665–1729) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
René A F de Réaumur, Réaumur, René-Antoine Ferchault de (1683–1757) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Adam G Schirach, Schirach, Adam Gottlob (1724–73) WBI
Close   View the register entry >>
François Huber Huber, François (1750–1831) WBI
Close   View the register entry >>

Institutions mentioned:

Royal Society, Royal Society of London
Close   View the register entry >>
Institut Nationale, Paris Institut Nationale, Paris
Close   View the register entry >>

Publications cited:

Brewster 1808–30 Brewster, David 1808–30. The Edinburgh Encyclopedia: Conducted by David Brewster [...] with the Assistance of Gentlemen Eminent in Science and Literature, 18 vols, Edinburgh: William Blackwood
Close   View the register entry >>


    Reviews articles concerning the 'history of the mathematical and physical sciences', Australasia, barometers, bathing, and bees.



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 186–88.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Edinburgh Encyclopedia. Vol. XI. Part I

Anon

Genre:

Review

Publications reviewed:

Brewster 1808–30 Brewster, David 1808–30. The Edinburgh Encyclopedia: Conducted by David Brewster [...] with the Assistance of Gentlemen Eminent in Science and Literature, 18 vols, Edinburgh: William Blackwood
Close   View the register entry >>

Subjects:

Zoology, Comparative Anatomy, Animal Behaviour | Technology, Instruments | Exploration, Mineralogy, Botany, Zoology | Horticulture

People mentioned:

Abraham Rees, Rees, Abraham (1743–1825) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Matthew Flinders, Flinders, Matthew (1774–1814) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Lachlan Macquarie, Macquarie, Lachlan (1761–1824) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Thomas Reid Reid, Thomas (1746–1831) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>

Publications cited:

Rees 18[02]–20 Rees, Abraham ed. 18[02]–20. The Cyclopaedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, 45 vols, London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown [and 26 others]
Close   View the register entry >>


    Reviews encyclopedia articles concerning herpetology, ophiology, 'New Holland', horology, and horticulture.



Section: Literary and Scientific Intelligence

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 189–90.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

[Britain]

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Reportage, Literary Gossip

Subjects:

Gravity, Instruments, Invention | Geology, Stratigraphy | Mineralogy | Navigation, Instruments, Military Technology | Technology | Gas Chemistry | Health, Medical Treatment, Hydropathy | Meteorology, Heat, Instruments, Mapping | Ornithology, Zoology | Geology

People mentioned:

Gavin White, White, Gavin (grocer, of Kinross) (fl. 1817) BE1/1/2a/7
Close   View the register entry >>
Thomas Thomson, Thomson, Thomas (1773–1852) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Thomas S Traill, Traill, Thomas Stewart (1781–1862) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Joseph Hume, Hume, Joseph (1756–1846) WBI
Close   View the register entry >>
Henry Cavendish, Cavendish, Henry (1731–1810) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Daniel G Fahrenheit, Fahrenheit, Daniel Gabriel (1686-1736) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
William Roy Roy, William (1726–90) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>

Institutions mentioned:

Royal Society of Edinburgh, Royal Society of Edinburgh
Close   View the register entry >>
British Museum British Museum
Close   View the register entry >>


    Gives an account of 'a new instrument called a capillary Hydrometer, for measuring the strength and specific gravity of spiritous liquors,' which 'has lately been invented by Dr Brewster Brewster, Sir David (1781–1868) DSB ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
'. Outlines the beneficial proprieties of the spring lately discovered at Bridlington, Yorkshire, as described by John Storer Storer, John (1747–1837) WBI
Close   View the register entry >>
in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (1665–1900+) Waterloo Directory
Close   View the register entry >>
for 1815. Relates that Francis J H Wollaston Wollaston, Francis John Hyde (1762–1823) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
'has submitted to the Royal Society Royal Society of London
Close   View the register entry >>
a description of a thermometer constructed by him, for determining the height of mountains, instead of a barometer'. (189) Reports that four wapiti deer, as described by William E Leach Leach, William Elford (1791–1836) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
to the Linnean Society Linnean Society
Close   View the register entry >>
, have been brought back from America. States that these animals are said to have been 'domesticated by the natives of America' and that their importer believes they may 'be used with advantage in this country, in many cases, as a substitute for horses' (190).


See also:

W Bain, 'White's New Invented Horizon', Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 1 (1817), 142


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 190–92.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

France

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Reportage, Literary Gossip

Subjects:

Hospitals, Mental Illness, Politics, Gender | Astronomy, Metallurgy | Chemistry, Nutrition | Invention, Machinery

People mentioned:

Joseph J L de Lalande, Lalande, Joseph-Jérôme Lefrançais de (1732–1807) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Friedrich W Bessel, Bessel, Friedrich Wilhelm (1784–1846) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Antoine A Ravrio Ravrio, Antoine André (1759–1814) WBI
Close   View the register entry >>

Institutions mentioned:

Institut Nationale, Paris, Institut Nationale, Paris
Close   View the register entry >>
Königlichen Universitäts-Sternwarte, Königsberg, Königlichen Universitäts-Sternwarte, Konigsberg
Close   View the register entry >>
Académie des Sciences, Paris Académie des Sciences, Paris
Close   View the register entry >>


    Gives an account of the death rates and patient numbers in the hospitaux and hospices of Paris from 1804 to 1814. States: 'It appears, that among the maniacs the number of women is generally greater than men. Among the younger females, love is the most common cause of insanity; and among the others jealousy or domestic discord. Among the younger males, it is to speedy development of the passions, and with others, the derangement of affairs, that most frequently produces this effect. The calamities of the revolution were another cause of madness in both sexes; it is worthy of remark, that the men were mad with aristocracy, the women democracy. Excessive grief occasioned lunacy in men; whereas the minds of females were deranged by ideas of independence and equality'. A separate report relates that 'the grand desideratum of rendering sea water potable, seems at length to be obtained by simple distillation'. Describes the method of distillation developed by French chemists. Also states that M Maillardet Maillardet, M (fl.) ML1-2-44-2
Close   View the register entry >>
of Neuchatel has announced, in a foreign journal, that he has succeeded in resolving the celebrated problem of perpetual motion, so long regarded a scientific chimera'. (191)



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 192.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Germany

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Reportage

Subjects:

Astronomy


    Reports: 'Professor Berzelius Berzelius, Jöns Jacob (1779–1848) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
has just discovered a new earth, to which he has given the name of thorite'.



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 192–93.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Italy

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Reportage

Subjects:

Archaeology


    Reports on the progress of the excavations at Pompeii Pompeii
Close   View the register entry >>
.



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 193.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Netherlands

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Reportage

Subjects:

Light, Mining | Disease, Medical Treatment, Medical Practitioners


    Relates that 'Mr Van Mons Van Mons, Jean Baptiste (1765–1842) WBI
Close   View the register entry >>
has communicated [...] that the safety lamp of Davy Davy, Sir Humphry, Baronet (1778–1829) DSB ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
has completely succeeded in the Netherlands'. Later reports that Van Mons has also succeeded in 'curing all cases of hydrophobia by means of oxygenated muriatic acid, employed both internally and externally'.



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 194–95.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Works Preparing for Publication

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

List

Subjects:

Surgery, Geology, Agriculture, Mining, Economics, Disease, Medical Treatment, Mathematics, Chemistry, Botany

Institutions mentioned:

Royal Geological Society of Cornwall, Penzance—Museum Royal Geological Society of Cornwall, Penzance—Museum
Close   View the register entry >>


Section: Monthly List of New Publications

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 196–98.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

London

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

List

Subjects:

Botany, Horticulture, Chemistry, Natural History, Education, Mathematics, Medical Treatment, Disease, Surgery, Medical Practioners, Mental Illness, Hydrography, Pathology, Political Economy


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 199.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Edinburgh

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

List

Subjects:

Geology, Mineralogy

Publications cited:

Jameson1817b Jameson, Robert, ed. 1817b. Essay on the Theory of the Earth by Baron G. Cuvier, with Geological Illustrations, 2nd ed., Edinburgh: W. Blackwood
Close   View the register entry >>


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 199.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

New French Publications

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

List

Subjects:

Medical Treatment, Disease, Surgery, Medical Practioners, Pathology


Section: Monthly Register

Subsection: Proceedings in Parliament

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 206–11.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

House of Commons

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Reportage



[22] Lunatic Asylums in Scotland

Subjects:

Hospitals, Mental Illness


    Chronicles the movement to bring about an act for the better regulation of lunatic asylums in Scotland. States that 'there were 1500 lunatics in confinement, and about 2000 at large in Scotland' (210).




^^ Back to the top of this issue

Issue 3 (June 1817)Expand    Contract

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 230.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Notices to Correspondents

Anon

Genre:

Announcement

Subjects:

Phrenology, Anatomy


    States 'we have received various communications upon Dr Spurzheim Spurzheim, Johann Christoph (1776–1832) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
's system—or rather upon the controversies to which it has given rise. Two of these now before us are ably written, but nevertheless inadmissible. They are opposite in their views of the subject, but equally objectionable on account of frequent and invidious personal reflections. We have no objection to another paper on Craniology, but only on condition that the subject be treated exclusively upon its own merits—as a philosophical discussion, and not as a party quarrel' (230).


See also:

A M, 'The Craniological Controversy. Some Observations on the Late Pamphlets of Dr Gordon and Dr. Spurzheim', Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 1 (1817), 35–38


Section: Original Communications

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 231–34.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Some Account of the Wernerian Natural History Society of Edinburgh

[Robert Jameson?] Jameson, Robert (1774–1854) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Reportage, Essay

Subjects:

Natural History, Geology, Mineralogy, Societies

People mentioned:

Abraham G Werner, Werner, Abraham Gottlob (1749–1817) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
James Hutton, Hutton, James (1726–97) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
John Playfair, Playfair, John (1748–1819) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Robert Jameson, Jameson, Robert (1774–1854) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
John Barclay, Barclay, John (1758–1826) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
William Wright, Wright, William (1735–1819) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Patrick Neill, Neill, Patrick (1776–1851) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Thomas Thomson, Thomson, Thomas (1773–1852) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Joseph Banks, Banks, Sir Joseph (1743–1820) DSB ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Richard Kirwan, Kirwan, Richard (1733–1812) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Carl Linnaeus Linnaeus (or von Linné), Carl (1707–78) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>

Institutions mentioned:

Wernerian Natural History Society, Edinburgh, Wernerian Natural History Society, Edinburgh
Close   View the register entry >>
University of Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh
Close   View the register entry >>
Geological Society Geological Society of London
Close   View the register entry >>

Publications cited:

Williams 1789, Williams, John 1789. The Natural History of the Mineral Kingdom. In Three Parts. Part I. Of the Natural History of the Strata of Coal, and of the Concomitant Strata. Part II. Of the Natural History of Mineral Veins, and Other Beds and Repositories of the Precious and Useful Metals. Part III. Of the Natural History of the Prevailing Strata, and of the Principal and Most Interesting Phaenomena Upon and Within the Surface of Our Globe, Edinburgh: T. Ruddiman
Close   View the register entry >>
Playfair 1802a, Playfair, John 1802a. Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth, London: Cadell and Davies; Edinburgh: William Creech
Close   View the register entry >>
Pryce 1778 , Pryce, William 1778. Mineralogia Cornubiensis: A Treatise on Minerals, Mines, and Mining: Containing the Theory and Natural History of Strata, Fissures, and Lodes, with the Methods of Discovering and Working of Tin, Copper, and Lead Mines, and of Cleansing and Metalizing their Products, Shewing Each Particular Process for Dressing, Assaying, and Smelting of Ores: To Which is Added, an Explanation of the Terms and Idioms of Miners, London: J. Phillips
Close   View the register entry >>
Jameson 1798, Jameson, Robert 1798. An Outline of the Mineralogy of the Shetland Islands, and of the Island of Arran: With an Appendix Containing Observations on Peat, Kelp, and Coal, Edinburgh: W. Creech; London: T. Cadell, and W. Davies
Close   View the register entry >>
Jameson 1800 Jameson, Robert 1800. Mineralogy of the Scottish Isles, with Mineralogical Observations Made in a Tour through Different Parts of the Mainland of Scotland, and Dissertations upon Peat and Kelp, Edinburgh: B. White
Close   View the register entry >>


    Gives a 'sketch of the rise, progress and present state of the Wernerian Natural History Society of Edinburgh, as well as a few general observations on [... mineralogy] to which some of its most distinguished members have hitherto devoted their talents' (231).



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 234–35.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Communication from Col. Mudge (Addressed to the Publisher)

W Mudge Mudge, William (1762–1820) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Letter

Subjects:

Gravity

People mentioned:

William Mudge, Mudge, William (1762–1820) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Jean-Baptiste Biot, Biot, Jean-Baptiste (1774–1862) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Howard Elphinstone, Elphinstone, Sir Howard, 1st Baronet (1773–1846) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Jesse Ramsden, Ramsden, Jesse (1735–1800) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Thomas F Colby, Colby, Thomas Frederick (1784–1852) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Dominique F J Arago, Arago, Dominique François Jean (1786–1853) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
William Bain Bain, Sir William (1771–1853) WBI
Close   View the register entry >>

Institutions mentioned:

Bureau des Longitude, Paris, Bureau des Longitude, Paris
Close   View the register entry >>
Royal Observatory, Greenwich Royal Observatory, Greenwich
Close   View the register entry >>

Publications cited:

Bain 1817 Bain, William 1817. An Essay on the Variation of the Compass: Shewing How Far it is Influenced by a Change in the Direction of the Ship's Head, With an Exposition of the Dangers Arising to Navigators from Not Allowing for this Change of Variation: Interspersed with Practical Observations and Remarks, Edinburgh: Blackwood
Close   View the register entry >>


     Describes the method and location of experiments to 'ascertain the force of gravity at certain parts of our meridian, as connected with that of France and Spain' (234).



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 239–40.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Experiment by Mr Lauder Dick, Younger Lauder, Sir Thomas Dick, 7th baronet (formerly Thomas Lauder Dick) (1784–1848) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
of Fountainhill, Relative to the Preservation of the Vegetative Power in the Seeds of Plants

G, pseud.  [Robert Gordon?] Gordon, Robert (1786–1853) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Introduction, Letter; Extract, Letter

Publications extracted:

Thomas L Dick Lauder, Sir Thomas Dick, 7th baronet (formerly Thomas Lauder Dick) (1784–1848) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>

Subjects:

Botany


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 266–70.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Introduction of a Medical Report of Edinburgh

J W T T, J W
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Letter

Subjects:

Medical Practitioners, Medical Treatment, Disease, Climatology, Meteorology, Epidemiology, Hospitals

People mentioned:

Alexander Monro, Monro, Alexander, 'Primus' (1697–1767) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Andrew Duncan Duncan, Andrew (the elder) (1744–1828) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>

Institutions mentioned:

New Town Dispensary, Edinburgh New Town Dispensary, Edinburgh
Close   View the register entry >>

Publications cited:

Medical Essays and Observations Medical Essays and Observations (1733–44) BUCOP
Close   View the register entry >>


    Gives an outline of the effect of climate, topography, population, local diet, and access to water on the health of the populace of Edinburgh. States: 'there is no disease which is peculiar to Edinburgh, neither can any of the diseases of this country be said to be particularly prevalent or severe in this town. On the whole it is remarkably healthful; and I believe, that it may be stated, that the mortality in it is small in proportion to the population [...]. The epidemic diseases to which children are liable, varying in extent to which they prevail and the character which they assume, are always more or less present in the town' (269–70).


See also:

J W T, 'Remarks on the Diseases Lately Prevalent in Edinburgh', Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 1 (1817), 394–98


Section: Analytical Notices

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 296–99.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

The Quarterly Review. No 32

Anon

Genre:

Review

Publications reviewed:

Quarterly Review Quarterly Review (1809–1900+) Waterloo Directory
Close   View the register entry >>

Subjects:

Exploration, Natural History | Race, Ethnology | Horticulture

Publications cited:

Riley 1817, Riley, James 1817. An Authentic Narrative of the Loss of the American Brig Commerce: Wrecked on the Western Coast of Africa, in the Month of August, 1815. With an Account of the Sufferings of Her Surviving Officers and Crew, Who Were Enslaved by the Wandering Arabs on the Great African Desart, or Zahahrah; and Observations Historical, Geographical, & c. Made During the Travels of the Author, While a Slave to the Arabs, and in the Empire of Morocco, New-York: T. & W. Mercein
Close   View the register entry >>
Koster 1817, Koster, Henry 1817. Travels in Brazil, 2d ed. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown
Close   View the register entry >>
Repton 1816 Repton, Humphry 1816. Fragments on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening: Including Some Remarks on Grecian and Gothic Architecture, Collected from Various Manuscripts, London: J. Taylor
Close   View the register entry >>


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 300–02.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

The Edinburgh Review. No 55

Anon

Genre:

Review

Publications reviewed:

Edinburgh Review Edinburgh Review (1802–1900+) Waterloo Directory
Close   View the register entry >>

Subjects:

Health, Disease | Geology

Publications cited:

Transactions of the Geological Society Transactions of the Geological Society of London (1811–1856) BUCOP
Close   View the register entry >>


    In discussing a review of Frédéric Lullin de Chateauvieux's Lullin de Châteauvieux, Frédéric (Jacob Frédéric) (1772–1842) WBI
Close   View the register entry >>
Lettres écrites d'Italie Lullin de Châteauvieux, Frédéric 1816. Lettres écrites d'Italie en 1812 et 13, a M. Charles Pictet, l'un des rédacteurs de la Bibliothèque Britannique, 2 vols, Geneva: J. J. Paschoud
Close   View the register entry >>
, states that 'The most interesting part of the critique, perhaps, is the account of the Maremma [....] It is unfortunately distinguished by the character of Mal' Aria, an unhealthy constitution of the atmosphere, or of the soil, during the summer season; and is inhabited only during the winter, and chiefly by a race of wandering shepherds [...] The cause of the insalubrity of this country is a mystery into which science has not yet been able to penetrate [...]. Rome itself suffers under the increased action of the Mal' Aria; and the extraordinary diminution of its inhabitants within twenty-one years, from 1791 to 1813, from 166,000 to 100,000, is partly ascribed to this cause' (301).



Section: Literary and Scientific Intelligence

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 303–05.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

[Britain]

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Reportage

Subjects:

Geology, Mining, Mineralogy | Geology | Geology, Chemistry, Discovery, Health | Zoology, Botany

People mentioned:

Robert Jameson, Jameson, Robert (1774–1854) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
John Macculloch, Macculloch, John (1773–1835) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Thomas L Dick, Lauder, Sir Thomas Dick, 7th baronet (formerly Thomas Lauder Dick) (1784–1848) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Mrs Grose, Grose, Mrs (fl. 1817) BE1/1/3c/1
Close   View the register entry >>
William Paterson Paterson, William (1755–1810) WBI
Close   View the register entry >>

Institutions mentioned:

Geological Society of London, Geological Society of London
Close   View the register entry >>
Royal Society of Edinburgh, Royal Society of Edinburgh
Close   View the register entry >>
Bath Literary and Philosophical Society Bath Literary and Philosophical Society
Close   View the register entry >>


    Reports that James Stodart Stodart, James (1760–1823) WBI
Close   View the register entry >>
has successfully repeated experiments which support the 'recent discoveries of Professor Leslie Leslie, Sir John (1766–1832) DSB ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
, whose frigorific process, by the combined powers of absorption and evaporation, acts with uncommon energy and effect'. Later states: 'This elegant discovery of the Professor promises to prove equally interesting to the philosopher, and important in its application to the common purposes of life in every climate. Whether required as a luxury in health or as a necessary in sickness, ice may at all times be readily procured'. (303)


See also:

[William Laidlaw?], 'Literary and Scientific Intelligence', Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 1 (1817), 85–87


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 305–06.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

France

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Reportage

Subjects:

Chemistry, Gas Chemistry, Light, Meteorology, Astronomy, Discovery, Instruments | Mental Illness, Psychology, Psychiatry | Chemistry, Discovery | Archaeology

People mentioned:

André Laugier Laugier, André (1770–1832) WBI
Close   View the register entry >>

Institutions mentioned:

Académie des Sciences, Paris Académie des Sciences, Paris
Close   View the register entry >>


    Reports that the Archives des Decouvertes et des Inventions Archives des Decouvertes et des Inventions, Faites dans les Sciences, les Arts et les Manufactures, tant en France que dans les Pays Étrangers (1808–39) BUCOP
Close   View the register entry >>
for 1816, 'contains accounts of the discoveries of M. Gay-Lussac Gay-Lussac, Joseph Louis (1778–1850) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
on the combinations of azote and oxygen, and on prussic acid: of those of M. Poisson Poisson, Simeon-Denis (1781–1840) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
on the theory of the tides; and of M. Biot Biot, Jean-Baptiste (1774–1862) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
on light. M. Biot it appears is making rapid advancement in the career of the illustrious Malus; and his invention of the fine instrument to which he has given the name of colorigrade, proves how eagerly he seeks to turn the results of his discoveries to purposes of use'. Later reports that Joseph E D Esquirol Esquirol, Joseph Etienne Dominique (1772–1840) WBI
Close   View the register entry >>
has given the name hallucination to a kind of mental derangement which denotes 'a species of insanity, in which the patient receives, through one or more senses, those impressions which sight alone otherwise conveys'. Later relates the 'case of a person almost the only sign of whose derangement consisted in his hearing secret voices, which incessantly reproached him with something he had done'. (305)



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 306.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Netherlands

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Reportage

Subjects:

Technology, Navigation


    Describes recent dredging innovations in the Netherlands



Section: Works Preparing For Publication

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 308–09.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

London

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

List

Subjects:

Disease, Medical Treatment, Exploration, Botany, Surgery

People mentioned:

Conrad Loddiges, Loddiges, Conrad (c. 1739–1826) Desmond 1977
Close   View the register entry >>
Robert Jackson Jackson, Robert (1750–1827) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 309.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Edinburgh

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

List

Subjects:

Mineralogy, Geology, Natural History

People mentioned:

Andrew Duncan Duncan, Andrew (the younger) (1773–1832) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>


Section: Monthly List of New Publications

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 310–13.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

London

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

List

Subjects:

Botany, Horticulture, Exploration, Agriculture, Domestic Economy, Veterinary Science, Mental Illness, Invertebrate Zoology, Political Economy

People mentioned:

Conrad Loddiges, Loddiges, Conrad (c. 1739–1826) Desmond 1977
Close   View the register entry >>
Robert Jackson Jackson, Robert (1750–1827) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>

Institutions mentioned:

Royal Horticultural Society Royal Horticultural Society
Close   View the register entry >>

Publications cited:

Transactions of the Horticultural Society of London, Transactions of the Horticultural Society of London (1805–48) Waterloo Directory
Close   View the register entry >>
Quarterly Review, Quarterly Review (1809–1900+) Waterloo Directory
Close   View the register entry >>
Asiatic Researches Asiatic[k] Researches; or, Transactions of the Society Instituted in Bengal for Inquiring into the History and Antiquities, the Arts, Sciences and Literature of India (1788–1839) Waterloo Directory
Close   View the register entry >>
Malthus 1817 Malthus, Thomas Robert 1817. An Essay on the Principle of Population; or, A View of its Past and Present Effects on Human Happiness: With an Inquiry into our Prospects Respecting the Future Removal or Mitigation of the Evils which it Occasions, 5th ed., London: J. Murray
Close   View the register entry >>


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 313.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Edinburgh

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

List

Subjects:

Mineralogy, Geology, Natural History, Chemistry, Exploration, Disease

Publications cited:

Edinburgh Review Edinburgh Review (1802–1900+) Waterloo Directory
Close   View the register entry >>
Jameson 1817c, Jameson, Robert, ed. 1817c. Essay on the Theory of the Earth by Baron G. Cuvier, with Geological Illustrations, 3rd ed., Edinburgh: W. Blackwood
Close   View the register entry >>
Jameson 1817a Jameson, Robert 1817a. A Treatise on the External, Chemical and Physical Characters of Minerals, 3rd ed, Edinburgh: A. Constable & Co
Close   View the register entry >>


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 313–14.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

France

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

List

Subjects:

Botany, Exploration, Natural History, Disease, Medical Treatment, Epidemiology, Optics, Mathematics

Institutions mentioned:

Académie des Sciences, Paris Académie des Sciences, Paris
Close   View the register entry >>

Publications cited:

Bonpland 1817 Bonpland, Aime 1817. Nova Genera et Species Plantarum: Quas in Peregrinatione ad Plagam Aequinoctialem Orbis Novi Collegerunt, 3 vols, Paris: Librariae Graeco-Latino-Germanico
Close   View the register entry >>


Section: Monthly Register

Subsection: Foreign Intelligence

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 315–16.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Europe: France

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Reportage

Subjects:

Disease, Vaccination


    Reports on recent vaccination uptake in French areas of Sevres and Meurthe. States that 'the prefect of that department [Meurthe] has given premiums to those who are distinguished by their zeal in promoting vaccination' (315).



Subsection: Proceedings of Parliament

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 319–23.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

House of Commons

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Reportage

Subjects:

Mineralogy, Politics, Religion, Societies


    Reports that it was recently stated in the House of Commons House of Commons
Close   View the register entry >>
that 'The [City] Philosophical Society City Philosophical Society
Close   View the register entry >>
, established in 1808, for the discussion of political and philosophical subjects, applied for a license [sic] at the Quarter sessions of London, on the 14th of April. The magistrates required a list of the subjects it wanted to discuss, and definitions of what its title or constitution would allow to introduce. The society refused to comply with this condition, and its meetings were in consequence suspended'. Later continues: 'in one part of the country a mineralogical society had been refused a license, because the magistrates were of the opinion that the study of mineralogy had a blasphemous tendency (hear, hear! and a laugh)'. (323)



Subsection: British Chronicle

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 323–30.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

April

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Reportage



[6] Greenwich Hospital

Subjects:

Hospitals


    Brief report on the finances for the year 1816 of the Royal Naval Hospital, Greenwich Royal Naval Hospital, Greenwich
Close   View the register entry >>
.



[33 Literary and Philosophical Society of New York]

Subjects:

Societies, Geology, Surgery


    Reports that the Literary and Philosophical Society of New York Literary and Philosophical Society of New York
Close   View the register entry >>
have awarded honorary membership to David Brewster Brewster, Sir David (1781–1868) DSB ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
, James Home Home, James (1760–1844) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
, and Robert Jameson Jameson, Robert (1774–1854) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
. Relates that 'their diplomas were delivered by E. D. Allison Allison, E D (surgeon, of Leith) (fl. 1817) BE1/1/3h/1
Close   View the register entry >>
, surgeon, Leith, who likewise brought a fine copy of Professors Hosack Hosack, David (1769–1835) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
and Francis'[s] Francis, John Wakefield (1789–1861) RLIN
Close   View the register entry >>
Medical and Philosophical Register American Medical and Philosophical Register (1810–14) BUCOP
Close   View the register entry >>
from these gentlemen for the Wernerian Society Wernerian Natural History Society, Edinburgh
Close   View the register entry >>
of Edinburgh' (328).




^^ Back to the top of this issue

Issue 4 (July 1817)Expand    Contract

Section: Original Communications

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 343–47.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Cursory Remarks on Music, Especially on the Source of the Pleasure which it Communicates  [1/2]William Henry, 'Cursory Remarks on Music, Especially on the Source of the Pleasure which it Communicates', Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 1 (1817), 459–62

Close

[William Henry] Henry, William (1774–1836) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Essay, Serial

Subjects:

Music, Feeling, Aesthetics

Publications cited:

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (1665–1900+) Waterloo Directory
Close   View the register entry >>


    Concludes: 'that music was originally derived from the language of passion and emotion, is rendered highly probable, by inquiring into the history of early melodies of all countries that possess a national music' (346).



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 347–48.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Observations on Original Genius

I, pseud.  [David Irving] Irving, David (1778–1860) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Essay

Subjects:

Genius, Psychology, Language

People mentioned:

Francis Bacon (1st Viscount St Alban) Bacon, Francis, 1st Viscount St Alban (1561–1626) DSB ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 358–59.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Carr Rock Stone Beacon

Anon

Genre:

Essay

Subjects:

Navigation, Engineering, Machinary, Technology


    Reports on the progress made in the construction of a 'stone beacon' with a warning 'bell apparatus' on Carr rock, started in 1812 by the Northern Lighthouse Board Northern Lighthouse Board
Close   View the register entry >>
. Carr rock is part of a reef which forms 'a turning-point in the course of all northern bound ships to or from the Firth of Forth, and has often proved fatal for shipping'. Relates that the construction will take longer than the four years it took to construct Bell Rock Lighthouse Bell Rock Lighthouse, Angus, Scotland
Close   View the register entry >>
, stating: 'we are informed by Mr Stevenson Stevenson, Robert (1772–1850) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
, engineer, for both works, that this is partly owing to the waters of the ocean being more easily agitated and disturbed when flowing over the shelving rocks bounding the shores, than over those more in the open sea'. (358) Later states that during 1815 '[t]he operations could go on only in good weather, and only at the return of the spring tides. A whole year's work, under these circumstances, did not exceed 130 hours working upon the rock' (358–59). Describes the mechanism by which the bell will be tolled by the action of the tides.



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 359–65.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Sketches of Foreign Scenery and Manners No II  [2/4]John G Lockhart? James Wilson?, 'Sketches of Foreign Scenery and Manners No III', Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 1 (1817), 487–92
John G Lockhart? James Wilson?, 'Sketches of Foreign Scenery and Manners No III', Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 1 (1817), 582–87

Close

X Y Z, pseud.  [John G Lockhart?] Lockhart, John Gibson (1794–1854) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>
and X Y Z, pseud.  [James Wilson?] Wilson, James (1795–1856) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Travelogue, Serial

Subjects:

Naturalists, Botany, Zoology, Microscopy


    In the Netherlands the narrator visited the grave of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Leeuwenhoek, Antoni van (1632–1723) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
'famous for his microscopical discoveries' (362). Discusses at length the exalted status of storks in Dutch culture.



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 365–67.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Observations on the Remarks of A.M. on the Doctrines of Gall Gall, Franz Joseph (1758–1828) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
and Spurzheim Spurzheim, Johann Christoph (1776–1832) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>

S R R, S
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Letter, Rejoinder

Subjects:

Phrenology, Controversy, Publishing, Lecturing, Controversy, Periodicals, Display, Dissection, Error, Imposture, Anatomy, Speculation

People mentioned:

John Gordon, Gordon, John (1786–1818) RLIN
Close   View the register entry >>
Albrecht von Haller, Haller, Albrecht von (Victor Albrecht von) (1708–77) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Georges Cuvier, Cuvier, Georges (1769–1832) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Raymond Vieussens, Vieussens, Raymond (1635–1715) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Johann C A Mayer, Mayer, Johann Christoph Andreas (1747–1801) WBI
Close   View the register entry >>
Johann C Reil, Reil, Johann Christian (1759–1813) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Antoine Portal, Portal, Antoine, baron (1742–1832) WBI
Close   View the register entry >>
Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, Leeuwenhoek, Antoni van (1632–1723) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Stenon, Stenon, —— (fl. 1817) BE1/1/4a/5
Close   View the register entry >>
Samuel T Soemmerring, Soemmerring, Samuel Thomas (1755–1830) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Raphaël B Sabatier, Sabatier, Raphaël Bienvenu (1732–1811) WBI
Close   View the register entry >>
Georgius Procháska, Procháska, Georgius (Jirí) (1749–1820) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Charles Bonnet, Bonnet, Charles (1720–93) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
William Lawrence, Lawrence, Sir William, 1st Baronet (1783–1867) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
John Barclay Barclay, John (1758–1826) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>

Institutions mentioned:

University of Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh
Close   View the register entry >>
Edinburgh Royal Infirmary Edinburgh Royal Infirmary
Close   View the register entry >>

Publications cited:

Gordon 1817, Gordon, John 1817. Observations on the Structure of the Brain: Comprising an Estimate of the Claims of Drs. Gall and Spurzheim to Discovery in the Anatomy of that Organ, Edinburgh: William Blackwood
Close   View the register entry >>
Spurzheim 1817, Spurzheim, Johann Christoph 1817. Examination of the Objections Made in Britain Against the Doctrines of Gall and Spurzheim, Edinburgh: Maccredie, Skelly, and Muckersy; London: Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, and Underwood
Close   View the register entry >>
Edinburgh Review Edinburgh Review (1802–1900+) Waterloo Directory
Close   View the register entry >>
[Gordon] 1815 [Gordon, John] 1815. 'The Doctrines of Gall and Spurzheim', Edinburgh Review, 25, 227–68
Close   View the register entry >>

See also:

A M, 'The Craniological Controversy. Some Observations on the Late Pamphlets of Dr Gordon and Dr. Spurzheim', Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 1 (1817), 35–38, Anon, 'Notices to Correspondents', Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 1 (1817), 230


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 372.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

On the Researches at Pompeii

Simplex Simplex
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Letter

Subjects:

Archaeology


    The writer requests further articles on the progress of the excavations at Pompeii Pompeii
Close   View the register entry >>
, agreeing with a previous article that this 'one of the most interesting scientific proceedings of the present age'.


See also:

[William Laidlaw?], 'Italy', Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 1 (1817), 192–93


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 381–82.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

On The Uses of the Common Thermometer as a Hydrometer

G, K—s, pseud.  [Robert Gordon] Gordon, Robert (1786–1853) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Letter

Subjects:

Meteorology, Instruments, Heat

People mentioned:

Horace B de Saussure, Saussure, Horace Bénédict de (1740–99) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Jean A Deluc Deluc, Jean André (1727–1817) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>


    Discusses and describes the 'differential thermometer' used by John Leslie Leslie, Sir John (1766–1832) DSB ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
to 'measure the relative dryness of the atmosphere' in place of a conventional hygrometer (381). Relates how a common thermometer can be used in a similar way, stating that, 'though it may not possess the same degree of delicacy, it is sufficiently accurate for all the ordinary purposes of meteorology' (382).



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 382–87.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Fragment of a Literary Romance

[Patrick F Tytler] Tytler, Patrick Fraser (1791–1849) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Short Fiction

Subjects:

Gas Chemistry, Magic, Supernaturalism


    The narrator gives a fictional account of a conversation with a spirit upon its manifestation before him. The spirit states: 'It has long been a dispute in your world, whether the air is peopled with invisible beings; and such is that philosophic pride and obstinacy which mark this age, that, along with your other monstrous theories, you have swept away all other beings but yourselves from the universe. And yet the doctrines of those sciences which you affect to have improved, may have convinced you that there exist many substances which, although endowed with definite shapes, are yet invisible, and which, although invisible, perform most important purposes in the phenomena of nature. So absurd is the argument from non-appearance to non-existence' (383).



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 387–88.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Method Adopted at Geneva for Supplying the Poor with Nutritive Soups from Bones

D Brewster, Venlaw Brewster, Sir David (1781–1868) DSB ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Letter, Introduction; Letter, Extract

Publications extracted:

Marc-Auguste Pictet Pictet, Marc-Auguste (1752–1825) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>

Subjects:

Disease, Health, Nutrition, Class


    David Brewster introduces a letter to him from Marc-Auguste Pictet, dated 26 June 1817. Pictet relates how he has cancelled a trip to 'Genoa, by the way of Turin, with the intention of returning by Pavia, Milan, and the Simplon'. This is due to the 'dreadful state of misery, bordering on famine, with which these countries are afflicted, and the prevalence of diseases, partly contagious, which are the consequence of bad food'. (387) Pictet proceeds to suggest a solution, previously used in Geneva, of feeding the poor with 'Rumford Thompson, Sir Benjamin, Count von Rumford (1753–1814) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
soups', paid for by subscription. This involves setting up communal boilers to boil animal bones to make a 'nutritive' broth. Each supply of bones, it is reported, can be boiled up to three times to produce both broth and gelatine. Suggests that, 'as there are more bones collected in the city than can be immediately employed', if the bones can be washed, steeped, boiled and then air dried 'we might prepare a granary of bones, as well as granary of corn, and thus keep in reserve, animal as well as vegetable food'. (388)



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 394–98.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Remarks on the Diseases Lately Prevalent in Edinburgh

J W T T, J W
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Letter

Subjects:

Disease, Health, Nutrition, Class, Epidemiology, Vaccination, Medical Treatment, Medical Practitioners, Hospitals

Institutions mentioned:

Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary
Close   View the register entry >>
New Town Dispensary, Edinburgh New Town Dispensary, Edinburgh
Close   View the register entry >>

Publications cited:

Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1804–55) Edinburgh Medical Journal (1855–1900+) Waterloo Directory
Close   View the register entry >>


    Reports that since 'the draining of the marsh which existed to the south of the town' the 'Intermittent Fevers or agues' brought on by 'marsh miasma' have 'almost entirely disappeared from the town. Examples of this disease are here now extremely rare, except when excited by exposure to the cold in those who have formerly been affected with it'. Continues to describe symptoms and treatment of ague as well as the prevalent 'synochus, or common continued fever', which 'seems to prevail in all parts of Britain, particularly during the summer; and is accordingly denominated by some physicians as the Summer Fever'. (394) Gives a detailed account of the prevalence, symptoms, treatment, prognosis, and possible causes of 'Typhus or Nervous Fever' and 'malignant typhus' (395). This is followed by a brief account of the relatively rare occurrence of scarlet fever and whooping cough. Later states: 'the practice of vaccination is very generally adopted by all classes of the community; in consequence of which the town enjoys an exemption from small-pox to an extent, I believe, unknown in any town of equal magnitude in Britain' (398).


See also:

J W T, 'Introduction of a Medical Report of Edinburgh', Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 1 (1817), 266–70


Section: Literary and Scientific Intelligence

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 418–19.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

[Britain]

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Reportage, Literary Gossip

Subjects:

Geology, Stratigraphy, Mineralogy | Natural History, Biogeography | Geology, Mapping | Meteorology, Instruments | Astronomy, Instruments, Optics, Microscopy, Invertebrate Zoology, Entomology, Mineralogy | Natural History, Collecting | Disease, Health, Medical Treatment | Gravity, Heat | , NavigationMetallurgy

People mentioned:

Robert Jameson, Jameson, Robert (1774–1854) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
William Smith, Smith, William (1769–1839) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
George B Greenough, Greenough, George Bellas (1778–1855) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Leopold von Buch, Buch, (Christian) Leopold von (1774–1853) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Alexander J Adie, Adie, Alexander James (1775–1858) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Edward Donovan, Donovan, Edward (1768–1837) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Everard Home, Home, Sir Everard, 1st Baronet (1756–1832) DSB ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Humphry Davy, Davy, Sir Humphry, Baronet (1778–1829) DSB ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
John Davy, Davy, John (1790–1868) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Edward D Clarke, Clarke, Edward Daniel (1769–1822) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
James Hutton Hutton, James (1726–97) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>

Institutions mentioned:

Geological Society, Geological Society of London
Close   View the register entry >>
Royal Society Royal Society of London
Close   View the register entry >>

Publications cited:

Smith 1815, Smith, William 1815. A Delineation of the Strata of England and Wales, With Part of Scotland; Exhibiting the Collieries and Mines, the Marshes and Fen Lands Originally Overflowed by the Sea, and the Varieties of Soil According to the Variations in the Substrata, Illustrated by the Most Descriptive Names, London: J. Cary
Close   View the register entry >>
Buch 1825, Buch, Christian Leopold von 1825. Physicalische Beschreibung der Canarischen Inseln, Berlin: K. Akademie der Wissenschaften
Close   View the register entry >>
Annals of Philosophy, Annals of Philosophy (1813–26) Waterloo Directory
Close   View the register entry >>
Medico-Chirurgical Review Medico-Chirurgical Journal and Review (1816–18) Medico-Chirurgical Journal (1818–20) Medico-Chirurgical Review (1820–48) British and Foreign Medico-Chirurgical Review, or Quarterly Journal of Practical Medicine and Surgery (1848–77) Waterloo Directory
Close   View the register entry >>


    Reports that: 'the Glasgow Astronomical Society Glasgow Astronomical Society
Close   View the register entry >>
has lately procured a solar microscope from Dolland [i.e. Peter Dollond Dollond, Peter (1731–1820) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
], the largest that celebrated optician has ever constructed. [...] The first trial of this superb instrument disclosed some wonderful phenomena; hundreds of insects were discovered devouring the body of a gnat. These animalcula were magnified so as to appear nine inches long, their actual size being somewhat less than the fourteenth hundredth part of an inch. The mineral kingdom afforded another display of brilliant objects; their crystallization, and the splendour of their colouring, exceed anything the most lively imagination can conceive' (418–19).



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 419–20.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

France

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Reportage, Literary Gossip

Subjects:

Geology, Stratigraphy, Palaeontology, Theories, Controversy | Industry, Invention, Mining, Metallurgy, Meteorology


    States: 'Many of the fanciful theories of our globe, founded upon false conclusions, drawn from the repeated discovery of fresh water shells and marine shells being found together in the same strata, are likely to be set at nought by an experiment of M. Bendant Bendant, M. (of Marseilles) (fl. 1817) BE1/1/4b/2
Close   View the register entry >>
of Marseilles, from whence it results, that fresh water or marine molluscæ will live in either medium, if habituated to it gradually; but with some few exceptions' (419). Later reports that '[t]he most remarkable of the new inventions which have been submitted to the society [Société d'Encouragement pour l'Industrie Nationale Société d'Encouragement pour l'Industrie Nationale, Paris
Close   View the register entry >>
], is one of a portable anemometer, constructed by M. Regnier [probably Edme Regnier Regnier, Edme (1751–1825) WBI
Close   View the register entry >>
]. The idea of it was suggested to the inventor by M. Buffon Buffon, Georges-Louis Leclerc, comte de (1707–88) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
'.



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 420–22.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Germany

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Reportage, Literary Gossip

Subjects:

Comparative Anatomy, Geology, Zoology | Mineralogy | Magnetism | Astronomy, Meteorology | Anatomy | Botany

People mentioned:

Samuel T Soemmerring, Soemmerring, Samuel Thomas (1755–1830) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Robert Jameson, Jameson, Robert (1774–1854) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Georges Cuvier, Cuvier, Georges (1769–1832) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Johann B von Spix, Spix, Johann Baptist von (1781–1826) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Friedrich Tiedemann, Tiedemann, Friedrich (1781–1861) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Michael Oppel, Oppel, Michael (1782–1820) WBI
Close   View the register entry >>
Karl F A von Schreibers, Schreibers, Karl (or Carl) Franz Anton von (1775–1852) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Stanislaw J N K Dunin-Borkowski, Dunin-Borkowski, Stanislaw Jan Nepomucen Kajetan, Count (1782–1851) WBI
Close   View the register entry >>
Abraham G Werner, Werner, Abraham Gottlob (1749–1817) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Conrad J M Langenbeck, Langenbeck, Conrad Johann Martin (1776–1851) RLIN
Close   View the register entry >>
Heinrich W Brandes, Brandes, Heinrich Wilhelm (1777–1834) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Johann L U Blesson, Blesson, Johann Ludwig Urbain (1790–1861) WBI
Close   View the register entry >>
Kurt P J Sprengel, Sprengel, Kurt Polycarp Joachim (1766–1833) RLIN
Close   View the register entry >>
Philipp F T Meckel, Meckel, Philipp Friedrich Theodor (1756–1803) WBI
Close   View the register entry >>
Carl P Thunberg Thunberg, Carl Peter (1743–1828) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>

Publications cited:

Jameson 1817c, Jameson, Robert, ed. 1817c. Essay on the Theory of the Earth by Baron G. Cuvier, with Geological Illustrations, 3rd ed., Edinburgh: W. Blackwood
Close   View the register entry >>
Tiedemann and Oppel 1817, Tiedemann, Friedrich Oppel, Michael 1817. Naturgeschichte der Amphibien, Heidelberg: J. Engelmann
Close   View the register entry >>
Langenbeck 1817, Langenbeck, Conrad Johann Martin 1817. Commentarius de Structura Peritonaei, Testiculorum Tunicis, Eorumque ex Abdomine in Scrotum Descensu ad Illustrandam Herniarum Indolem, Göttingen: Dieterich
Close   View the register entry >>
Sprengel 1816–17, Sprengel, Kurt Polycarp Joachim 1816–17. Institutiones Medicae, 11 vols, Milan: Silvester
Close   View the register entry >>
Voigtel 1804–05, Voigtel, Friedrich Gotthilf 1804–05. Handbuch der Pathologischen Anatomie, Halle: Hemmerde und Schwetschke
Close   View the register entry >>
Thunberg 1807–14 Thunberg, Carl Peter 1807–14. Flora Capensis: Sistens Plantas Promontorii Bonæ Spei Africes: Secundum Systema Sexuale Emendatum, 16 vols, Uppsala: J. F. Edman
Close   View the register entry >>


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 422.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Italy

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Reportage, Literary Gossip

Subjects:

Astronomy, Meteorology, Climatology, Instruments | Naturalists, Geology, Palaeontology

People mentioned:

John Pond Pond, John (1767–1836) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>


    Compares the effect of the atmosphere and climate on astronomical observations and instruments in Italy and in England. Later reports that 'Brocchi Brocchi, Giovanni Battista (1772–1826) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
, a distinguished Italian naturalist, has discovered, in the neighbourhood of Veletri, columnar basalt, resting upon a bed of pumice, which contains the bones of quadrupeds' (422).



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 422.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Switzerland

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Reportage

Subjects:

Mineralogy, Geology

People mentioned:

André J F M Brochant de Villiers Brochant de Villiers, André Jean François Marie (1772–1840) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>


Section: Works Preparing For Publication

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 423–24.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

London

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Literary Gossip

Subjects:

Literature, Botany, Taxonomy, Zoology, Ornithology, Agriculture, Exploration, Physiology, Disease, Genius, Phrenology

People mentioned:

John Sinclair, Sinclair, Sir John, 1st Baronet (1754–1835) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Aimé J Bonpland, Bonpland, Aimé Jacques Alexandre (1773–1858) CBD
Close   View the register entry >>
Alexander von Humboldt, Humboldt, Alexander von (Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von) (1769–1859) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Franz J Gall, Gall, Franz Joseph (1758–1828) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Johann C Spurzheim Spurzheim, Johann Christoph (1776–1832) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>


Section: Monthly List of New Publications

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 424–27.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

London

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

List

Subjects:

Archaeology, Entomology, Agriculture, Horticulture, Medical Treatment, Surgery, Pharmaceuticals, Mapping, Exploration, Ethnology

Publications cited:

Journal of Science and the Arts Journal of Science and the Arts (1816–19) Quarterly Journal of Literature, Science and the Arts (1819–27) Quarterly Journal of Literature, Science and Art (1827–30) Journal of the Royal Institution of Great Britain (1830–31) Waterloo Directory
Close   View the register entry >>


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 427.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

New French Publications

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

List

Subjects:

Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany

People mentioned:

Aime Bonpland, Bonpland, Aimé Jacques Alexandre (1773–1858) CBD
Close   View the register entry >>
Alexander von Humboldt Humboldt, Alexander von (Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von) (1769–1859) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>

Publications cited:

Mémoires de Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle Annales du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (1802–13) Mémoires du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle (1815–32) Nouvelles Annales du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle; ou, Recueil de Mémoires (1832–35) Archives du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (1839–61) Nouvelles Archives du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (1865–1900+) COPAC
Close   View the register entry >>


^^ Back to the top of this issue

Issue 5 (August 1817)Expand    Contract

Section: Original Communications

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 459–62.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Cursory Remarks on Music, Especially on the Source of the Pleasure which it Communicates  [2/2][William Henry], 'Cursory Remarks on Music, Especially on the Source of the Pleasure which it Communicates', Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 1 (1817), 343–47

Close

W H, pseud.  [William Henry] Henry, William (1774–1836) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Essay, Serial

Subjects:

Music, Feeling, Aesthetics, Sound, Light

Publications cited:

Darwin 1794–96 Darwin, Erasmus 1794–96. Zoonomia; or, The Laws of Organic Life, London: James Johnson
Close   View the register entry >>


    States: 'An ingenious speculation, however, has been proposed by Dr Franklin Franklin, Benjamin (1706–90) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
, in a letter to Lord Kames Home, Henry, Lord Kames (1696–1782) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
, by which he would resolve all melody into harmony. The Hypothesis is founded on a quality ascertained to exist in our organs of sense, viz. that they have the power of retaining, for a time, any impression made by an external object; in consequence of which, in a series of sensations, any one impression becomes intermingled with that which immediately precedes, and with that which immediately follows it. This law of sensation, so far as it is to the phenomena of vision, had not escaped the sagacity of Dr Franklin; but it has since been more fully developed, and ingeniously illustrated by Dr Darwin Darwin, Erasmus (1731–1802) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
, in his essay on Ocular Spectra' (460). Describes Franklin and Darwin's hypotheses in more detail.



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 471–72.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Account of a Thunder Storm in the Neighbourhood of Leadhills, Lanarkshire; By Mr James Braid, Surgeon at Leadmills. (Read before the Wernerian Society Wernerian Natural History Society, Edinburgh
Close   View the register entry >>
, 7th June 1817)

Mr James Braid, Surgeon at Leadhills Braid, James (1795–1860) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Paper

Subjects:

Meteorology


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 483–84.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Amber Imbedded in Limestone

M M
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Letter

Subjects:

Geology, Palaeontology


    Comments: 'Having observed [...] that Count Dunin Borkowsky Dunin-Borkowski, Stanislaw Jan Nepomucen Kajetan, Count (1782–1851) WBI
Close   View the register entry >>
[sic] had announced his having discovered amber imbedded in sandstone, I think it may not be uninteresting to state an analogous observation which was made about the end of year 1813, on the seashore, in the immediate neighbourhood of Santander' (483–84). Relates that he or she found there 'a considerable mass of yellow amber, firmly embedded in the limestone' (484).


See also:

[William Laidlaw?], 'Germany', Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 1 (1817), 420–22


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 485–87.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Cromlix or Dunblane Mineral Spring, &c.

Strila Strila (of Edinburgh)
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Letter

Subjects:

Mineralogy, Health, Chemistry, Travel


    Relates John Murray's Murray, John (1778–1820) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
comparative analysis of the mineral water at Cromix and Pitcaithly.



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 487–92.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Sketches of Foreign Scenery and Manners No III  [3/4]John G Lockhart? James Wilson?, 'Sketches of Foreign Scenery and Manners No II', Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 1 (1817), 359–65
John G Lockhart? James Wilson?, 'Sketches of Foreign Scenery and Manners No III', Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 1 (1817), 582–87

Close

X Y Z, pseud.  [John G Lockhart?] Lockhart, John Gibson (1794–1854) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>
and X Y Z, pseud.  [James Wilson?] Wilson, James (1795–1856) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Travelogue, Serial

Subjects:

Botany, Horticulture, Collecting, Anatomy, Botanical Gardens


    The narrator describes his visit to Leiden University Universiteit Leiden
Close   View the register entry >>
. States that in the university gardens 'there are many beautiful specimens of rare foreign trees and shrubs; particularly a tree planted by the hands of Hermann Boerhaave Boerhaave, Hermann (1668–1738) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
, and a majestic palm, which existed in the time of Clusius L'Ecluse (Clusius), Charles de (1526–1609) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
, the first professor of botany at Leyden [sic]'. Also briefly recounts his visit to the 'theatre of anatomy'. (489) Later states: 'There are many other pleasant country residences near Haarlem, among which Hartkamp should be mentioned, being more particularly interesting, as having been at one time the abode of Linnaeus Linnaeus (or von Linné), Carl (1707–78) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
, and the place where that famous botanist laid the foundation to his immortal system' (492).



Section: Select Extracts

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 493–96.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Maritime Discoveries in Australasia

Anon

Genre:

Letter, Extract

Publications extracted:

Hobart Town Gazette and Southern Reporter, 11 May 1816 Hobart Town Gazette and Southern Reporter (1810–68?) BUCOP
Close   View the register entry >>

Subjects:

Exploration, Discovery, Navigation, Travel, Crime, Oceanography


    Describes the journey of Lieut. Jeffries Jeffries, Lieut. (of HM armed brig Kangaroo) (fl.1817) BE1/1/5b/1
Close   View the register entry >>
from Port Jackson to Ceylon in HM armed brig Kangaroo HM armed brig Kangaroo
Close   View the register entry >>
.



Section: Antiquarian Repertory

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 500.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Leith Bath Stove

Anon

Genre:

Introduction; Letter, Extract

Subjects:

Health, Disease, Medical Treatment, Hydropathy, Hygiene


    Reprints an old handbill from the Advocate's Library, Edinburgh Advocate's Library, Edinburgh
Close   View the register entry >>
. The introduction suggests that the handbill is 'probably as old, at least, as the beginning of the last century'. The handbill announces the establishment of, and prices for, a bath-stove at Leith. The bath-stove, which can contain up to 'fifteen persons', is claimed to cure the following diseases: 'The Hydropsie, the Gout, Deafnesse, the Itch, sore eyes, the Cold, unsensiblenesse of the Flesh, the trembling Axes, the Irish Ague, cold Defluxions inwardly, the Melencholick disease, the Collick, and all naturall diseases that are curable'.



Section: Review of New Publications

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 510–15.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Review of Elements of the Natural History of the Animal Kingdom, by Charles Stewart

[James Wilson?] Wilson, James (b. 1779) WBI
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Review

Publications reviewed:

Stewart 1817 Stewart, Charles 1817. Elements of the Natural History of the Animal Kingdom: Comprising the Characters of the Whole Genera, and of the Most Remarkable Species, Particularly Those That are Natives of Britain; With the Principal Circumstances of their History and Manners, 2nd ed., 2 vols, Edinburgh: Bell and Bradfute; and London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown
Close   View the register entry >>

Subjects:

Natural History, Zoology, Taxonomy, Entomology, Physiology, Ornithology, Naturalists, Specimens, Travel

People mentioned:

Carl Linnaeus, Linnaeus (or von Linné), Carl (1707–78) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Robert Jameson, Jameson, Robert (1774–1854) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Alexander von Humboldt, Humboldt, Alexander von (Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von) (1769–1859) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Georges L Leclerc, comte de Buffon, Buffon, Georges-Louis Leclerc, comte de (1707–88) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Jacques C Valmont de Bonmare, Valmont de Bonmare, Jacques-Christophe (1731–1807) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Konrad Gesner, Gesner, Konrad (1516–65) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
George Montagu, Montagu, George (1753–1815) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Georges Cuvier Cuvier, Georges (1769–1832) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>

Institutions mentioned:

Wernerian Matural History Society, Edinburgh, Wernerian Natural History Society, Edinburgh
Close   View the register entry >>
Linnean Society, Linnean Society
Close   View the register entry >>
Leverian Museum, Leverian Museum
Close   View the register entry >>
Liverpool Museum Liverpool Museum
Close   View the register entry >>

Publications cited:

Blumenbach 1779, Blumenbach, Johann Friedrich 1779. Handbuch der Naturgeschichte, Göttingen: Johann Christian Dieterich
Close   View the register entry >>
Stewart 1801, Stewart, Charles 1801. Elements of Natural History; Being an Introduction to the 'Systema Naturae' of Linnæus; Comprising the Characters of the Whole Genera, and Most Remarkable Species; Particularly of All Those That are Natives of Britain, with the Principal Circumstances of their History and Manners. Likewise an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Definitions, of Technical Terms, London: T. Cadell jun. and W. Davies
Close   View the register entry >>
Buffon 1771–86, Buffon, Georges Louis Leclerc, comte de 1771–86. Histoire naturelle des oiseaux, Paris: De l'Imprimerie Royale
Close   View the register entry >>
Cuvier 1817, Cuvier, Georges 1817. Le règne animal distribué d'après son organisation, pour servir de base à l'histoire naturelle des animaux et d'introduction à l'anatomie comparèe, Paris: Deterville
Close   View the register entry >>
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (1665–1900+) Waterloo Directory
Close   View the register entry >>


Section: Literary and Scientific Intelligence

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 523–25.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

[Britain and Colonies]

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Reportage, Literary Gossip

Subjects:

Gas Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physiology | Horticulture, Collecting | Parasitology, Horticulture, Botany | Heat, Societies | Steam-power, Technology, Transport, Accidents, Engineering | Medical Treatment | Zoology, Discovery, Taxonomy | Physiology | Veterinary Science, Physiology | Invertebrate Zoology, Animal Behaviour | Astronomy | Navigation, Astronomy, Military Technology | Invertebrate Zoology, Taxonomy | Periodicals, Zoology

People mentioned:

George Sinclair, Sinclair, George (1786–1834) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Humphry Davy, Davy, Sir Humphry, Baronet (1778–1829) DSB ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Benjamin Thompson (Count von Rumford), Thompson, Sir Benjamin, Count von Rumford (1753–1814) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Henri M Husson, Husson, Henri Marie (1772–1853) WBI
Close   View the register entry >>
William E Leach, Leach, William Elford (1791–1836) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Joseph Banks, Banks, Sir Joseph (1743–1820) DSB ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Everard Home, Home, Sir Everard, 1st Baronet (1756–1832) DSB ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Joseph Banks, Banks, Sir Joseph (1743–1820) DSB ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
William Herschel, Herschel, Sir William (1738–1822) DSB ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Thomas Rackett, Rackett, Thomas (1755–1840) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Charles A Lesueur, Lesueur, Charles Alexandre (1778–1846) WBI
Close   View the register entry >>
François Péron, Péron, François (1775–1810) WBI
Close   View the register entry >>
George Ord, Ord, George (1781–1866) WBI
Close   View the register entry >>
Mr Thossay Thossay, Mr (fl. 1817) BE1/1/5e/1
Close   View the register entry >>

Institutions mentioned:

Caledonian Horticultural Society, Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society, Edinburgh
Close   View the register entry >>
Royal Society, Royal Society of London
Close   View the register entry >>
British Museum, British Museum
Close   View the register entry >>
Royal Navy, Royal Navy
Close   View the register entry >>
Linnean Society Linnean Society
Close   View the register entry >>

Publications cited:

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (1665–1900+) Waterloo Directory
Close   View the register entry >>
Transactions of the Linnean Society Transactions of the Linnean Society (1791–1900+) Waterloo Directory
Close   View the register entry >>


    Announces that the Royal Medical Society of Edinburgh Royal Medical Society of Edinburgh
Close   View the register entry >>
has proposed as the subject for a prize essay the question: 'What changes are produced on atmospheric air by the action of the skin of the living human body?' States that the committee appointed by the House of Commons House of Commons
Close   View the register entry >>
to investigate 'Steam-boats and boilers' has reported 'that steam-engines of some construction may be applied with perfect security, even to passage vessels'. (523) Proceeds to outline the resolutions proposed by the committee for the consideration of the house. Quotes from the Sydney Gazette Sydney Gazette (1803–40) BUCOP
Close   View the register entry >>
that '[a]n animal hitherto unknown here in the European colonies' has been discovered. 'From its general conformation, it may be a species of the Jerboa tribe'. Describes this and a new species of shellfish predator. Later relates in detail the account given in the Sydney Gazette of two 'instances of the extreme virulence and rapidity of animal poison'. (524) Gives an account of papers presented to the Royal Society Royal Society of London
Close   View the register entry >>
by William E Leach Leach, William Elford (1791–1836) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
, and Everard Home Home, Sir Everard, 1st Baronet (1756–1832) DSB ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
concerning a new genus of animals found to inhabit argonaut and nautilus shells. Announces that the first number of 'a New Periodical Work, entitled, "Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1817–1900+) BUCOP
Close   View the register entry >>
["], has just reached this country from America' (525) and provides a brief overview of its contents.



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 525–26.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

France

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Reportage, Literary Gossip

Subjects:

Entomology | Chemistry, Astronomy | Mineralogy, Chemistry

People mentioned:

André Laugier, Laugier, André (1770–1832) WBI
Close   View the register entry >>
Wilhelm C Meißner, Meißner, Wilhelm Carl (1792–1853) WBI
Close   View the register entry >>
Christian F Buchholz Buchholz, Christian Friedrich (1770–1818) WBI
Close   View the register entry >>

Publications cited:

Annales de Chimie Annales de Chimie (1789–1900+) BUCOP
Close   View the register entry >>


    Begins: 'M. Biot Biot, Jean-Baptiste (1774–1862) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
has observed, that insects called by the French blaps and tenbrions, may be left in a vacuum that can be made by an air-pump for days, without appearing to suffer any inconvience' (525).



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 526–27.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Germany

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Reportage, Literary Gossip

Subjects:

Anatomy, Pathology, Collecting | Health, Disease, Medical Treatment, Mesmerism, Periodicals | Veterinary Science, Periodicals | Physiology | Natural History, Agriculture | Botany | Natural History, Physiology, Biology | Geology, Mineralogy

People mentioned:

Abraham Werner Werner, Abraham Gottlob (1749–1817) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>

Publications cited:

Archiv für Thierischen Magnetismus, Archiv für Thierischen Magnetismus (1817–24) Sphinx. Neue Archiv für Thierischen Magnetismus (1824–26) BUCOP
Close   View the register entry >>
Archiv für die Physiologie Archiv für die Physiologie (1796–1815) Deutsches Archiv für die Physiologie (1815–23) Archiv für Anatomie und Physiologie (1826–32) Archiv für Anatomie, Physiologie und wissenschaftliche Medicin (1834–1900+) COPAC
Close   View the register entry >>


    Reports that the 'great anatomical collection of Meckel Meckel, Philipp Friedrich Theodor (1756–1803) WBI
Close   View the register entry >>
of Halle is about to be offered for sale. It is only excelled by the magnificent and truly philosophical museum of the late John Hunter Hunter, John (1728–93) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
' (526). Gives notice of a number of recent German publications.



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 527.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Italy

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Reportage, Literary Gossip

Subjects:

Magnetism, Light


Section: Works Preparing for Publication

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 527–28.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

London

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

List

Subjects:

Chemistry, Education, Botany, Biogeography, Travel

People mentioned:

Friedrich C Accum Accum, Friedrich Christian (1769–1838) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>


Section: Monthly List of New Publications

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 529–30.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

London

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

List

Subjects:

Agriculture, Education, Travel, Disease, Anatomy, Physiology, Surgery, Military Technology, Mathematics, Natural History, Natural History, Botany, Light, Heat, Electricity


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 530.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Edinburgh

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

List

Subjects:

Physiognomy


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 530.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

New French Publications

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

List

Subjects:

Anatomy, Mesmerism, Electricity


Section: Monthly Register

Subsection: Proceedings of Parliament

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 536–42.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

House of Commons House of Commons
Close   View the register entry >>

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Reportage

Subjects:

Steam-power, Accidents


    Reports that a 'select committee was appointed to inquire into the causes which led to the explosion of the engine belonging to the Norwich and Yarmouth Steam-boat, to ascertain the best means of preventing similar accidents' (539).



Subsection: British Chronicle

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 546.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

July

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Reportage



[2] Destruction of a Steam-Boat by Fire

Subjects:

Steamships, Accidents


    Reports: 'the Margate Steam-Packet' caught fire eighteen miles from Whitstable. Describes how the fire started and states that no-one was killed but that 'the vessel was almost entirely consumed'. (546)



[3] Explosion of Fire-Damp

Subjects:

Accidents, Technology, Mining


    Reports that 'a dreadful blast occurred at Harraton Row pit, Newcastle [...] by which thirty-eight men and boys were killed'. Asserts that 'this dreadful accident was caused by the perverse obstinacy of a young man named John Moody, one of the hewers, who, in defiance of the orders of the overman, refused to use Sir H. Davy Davy, Sir Humphry, Baronet (1778–1829) DSB ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
's lamp, and a lighted candle, which was twice put out by the workman whom he was trying to relieve; but he relighted it, by unscrewing the lamp, and thus sacrificed his own, and the lives of his companions'. (546)




^^ Back to the top of this issue

Issue 6 (September 1817)Expand    Contract

Section: Original Communications

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 563–67.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Observations on Animal Magnetism

G, pseud.  [Robert Gordon?] Gordon, Robert (1786–1853) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Letter, Reportage

Subjects:

Mesmerism, Medical Treatment, Magnetism,

People mentioned:

Karl Eschenmayer, Eschenmayer, Karl (1768–1852) WBI
Close   View the register entry >>
Christian F Naße, Naße, Christian Friedrich (1778–1851) WBI
Close   View the register entry >>
Dietrich G Kieser, Kieser, Dietrich Georg (1779–1862) WBI
Close   View the register entry >>
Franz A Mesmer, Mesmer, Franz Anton (1734–1815) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Jan Ingen-Housz, Ingen-Housz, Jan (1730–99) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Charles N Deslon, Deslon, Charles Nicolas (d. c.1786) WBI
Close   View the register entry >>
Michel A Thouret, Thouret, Michel Augustin (1749–1810) WBI
Close   View the register entry >>
Benjamin Franklin, Franklin, Benjamin (1706–90) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, Lavoisier, Antoine-Laurent (1743–94) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Jean-Baptiste Le Roy, Le Roy, Jean-Baptiste (1720–1800) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Joseph I Guillotin Guillotin, Joseph Ignace (1738–1814) CBD
Close   View the register entry >>

Institutions mentioned:

Königliche Akademie der Wissenschaft, Berlin, Königliche Akademie der Wissenschaft, Berlin
Close   View the register entry >>
Académie Royale de Médécine, Paris Académie Royale de Médécine, Paris
Close   View the register entry >>

Publications cited:

Mesmer 1766, Mesmer, Franz Anton 1766. Dissertatio Physico-Medica de Planetarum Influxu, Vienna: Ghelenianis
Close   View the register entry >>
Mesmer 1779, Mesmer, Franz Anton 1779. Mémoire sur la découverte du magnétisme animal, Paris: P. Fr. Didot le jeune
Close   View the register entry >>
Thouret 1784 Thouret, Michel-Augustin 1784. Recherches et doutes sur le magnétisme animal, Paris: Chez Prault
Close   View the register entry >>


    Reports on the publication of the first volume of Archiv für Thierischen Magnetismus Archiv für Thierischen Magnetismus (1817–24) Sphinx. Neue Archiv für Thierischen Magnetismus (1824–26) BUCOP
Close   View the register entry >>
. Gives an historical account of the development of 'this singular species of magnetic agency' (563).


See also:

[Robert Gordon?], 'On the Present State of Animal Magnetism in Germany', Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 2 (1817–18), 36–38


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 569–72.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Remarks on the Study of Some Branches of Natural History

P F, Edinburgh, pseud.  [Patrick F Tytler] Tytler, Patrick Fraser (1791–1849) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Letter

Subjects:

Natural History, Entomology, Taxonomy, Biogeography, Naturalists, Zoology, Comparative Anatomy, Philosophy

Publications cited:

Kirby and Spence 1815–26, Kirby, William and Spence, William 1815–26. An Introduction to Entomology; or, Elements of the Natural History of Insects, 4 vols, London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown
Close   View the register entry >>
Fothergill 1813 Fothergill, Charles 1813. An Essay on the Philosophy, Study, and Use of Natural History, London: White, Cochrane
Close   View the register entry >>


    Comments: 'That systematic arrangement is necessary in natural history, as in all other branches of human knowledge, is a fact too obvious to stand in need of illustration, and is perhaps sufficiently proved by the circumstance of Buffon Buffon, Georges-Louis Leclerc, comte de (1707–88) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
—one of the most accomplished men, and the most brilliant writer whom natural history has enlisted beneath her banners—having failed to induce the prevalence of a contrary opinion, notwithstanding every effort of his powerful genius. The want of fixed and determinate principles in the arrangement of Buffon, was indeed "the very head and front of his offending" and it is well for science that his example has not been followed'. Observes: 'I would not hesitate to say, that it would be far more advisable that naturalists should follow the loose and desultory method of Buffon, and others of his school, than by an entire subjection and devotion to all the minutiæ of systematic detail, to neglect whatever is great and beautiful in the science, and thereby forfeit all claim to the praises of mankind, as agents in the extension of the most admirable species of human knowledge'. (569)



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 582–87.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Sketches of Foreign Scenery and Manners No III  [4/4]John G Lockhart? James Wilson?, 'Sketches of Foreign Scenery and Manners No II', Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 1 (1817), 359–65
John G Lockhart? James Wilson?, 'Sketches of Foreign Scenery and Manners No III', Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 1 (1817), 487–92

Close

X Y Z, pseud.  [John G Lockhart?] Lockhart, John Gibson (1794–1854) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>
and X Y Z, pseud.  [James Wilson?] Wilson, James (1795–1856) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Travelogue, Serial

Subjects:

Navigation, Agriculture, Natural Philosophy, Societies

People mentioned:

Jan H Van Swinden Swinden, Jan Hendrik Van (1746–1823) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>

Institutions mentioned:

Felix Meritis, Amsterdam Felix Meritis [Society], Amsterdam
Close   View the register entry >>


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 587–89.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Geological Observations on Streathearn

Dicaledon, Crieff, pseud.  [Kenneth MacLeay] MacLeay, Kenneth (fl.1789–1829) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Letter

Subjects:

Geology, Stratigraphy, Mineralogy


    States: 'though it is not necessary, on this occasion, to enter into the merits of the contending Volcanic and Neptunian theories, we must still be conscious, that many series of facts constantly presented to our view on the exterior, as well as those that have explored in the bowels of the earth, are consistent with, and may very plausibly be attributed to, the influence of both powers' (587). Continues to discuss at length the contemporary understanding of the geological processes involved in the formation of the valley of Streathearn.



Section: Literary and Scientific Intelligence

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 636–38.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

[Britain and Colonies]

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Reportage, Literary Gossip

Subjects:

Chemistry, Universities | Instruments, Meteorology | Heat, Gas Chemistry, Experiments | Heat, Gas Chemistry, Chemistry, Experiments, Metallurgy | Mining, Geology | Botany, Zoology | Anatomy, Physiology, Natural History

People mentioned:

Thomas Thomson, Thomson, Thomas (1773–1852) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
John Leslie, Leslie, Sir John (1766–1832) DSB ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Humphry Davy, Davy, Sir Humphry, Baronet (1778–1829) DSB ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
William H Wollaston, Wollaston, William Hyde (1766–1828) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Thomas C Hope, Hope, Thomas Charles (1766–1844) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
John Abernethy, Abernethy, John (1764–1831) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
John Hunter Hunter, John (1728–93) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>

Institutions mentioned:

University of Glasgow, University of Glasgow
Close   View the register entry >>
Royal Institution of Great Britain, Royal Institution of Great Britain
Close   View the register entry >>
University of Cambridge University of Cambridge
Close   View the register entry >>


    Lists Edward D Clarke Clarke, Edward Daniel (1769–1822) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
's most recent experiments (636). Reports that John Tatum Tatum, John (fl. 1805) WBI
Close   View the register entry >>
has found that 'vegetables, like animals, convert the oxygen of the atmosphere into carbonic acid gas; and that those very gases which are fatal to animals are equally so to vegetables' (638).



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 638–39.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

France

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Reportage, Literary Gossip

Subjects:

Travel, Biogeography, Agriculture | Archaeology, Natural History, Ancient Authorities, Agriculture | Natural History, Collecting, Zoology

People mentioned:

Bernard Le B de Fontenelle Fontenelle, Bernard Le Bouyer (or Bovier) de (1657–1757) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>


    Reports: 'the French government is proceeding in a spirited manner with the grand Description of Egypt Description de l'Égypte: Description de l'Égypte; ou, Recueil de observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Égypte pendant l'éxpédition de l'armée française publié par les ordres de Sa Majesté l'empereur Napoléon le Grand, 21 vols, Paris: Imprimerie impériale, 1809–28
Close   View the register entry >>
', and gives brief account of their progress. Later reports that 'M. de Lalande Lalande, Joseph-Jérôme Lefrançais de (1732–1807) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
, one of the directors of the Museum of Natural History Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris
Close   View the register entry >>
, is preparing for a new voyage for the promotion of that science. During a short excursion to Brazil, he collected more than four thousand zoological subjects, which proves how much yet remains to be done before we can acquire just and sufficiently extensive notions of those regions'. (639)



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 639–640.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Germany

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Reportage, Literary Gossip

Subjects:

Botany, Natural History, Mineralogy | Astronomy

People mentioned:

Karl F A von Schreibers, Schreibers, Karl (or Carl) Franz Anton von (1775–1852) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Augustin Stark Stark, Augustin (1771–1839) WBI
Close   View the register entry >>

Institutions mentioned:

Imperial Cabinet of Natural History, Vienna , Vienna. imperial cabinet of natural history
Close   View the register entry >>
Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Munich Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Munich
Close   View the register entry >>


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 640.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Russia

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Reportage, Literary Gossip

Subjects:

Universities, Anatomy, Lectures

Institutions mentioned:

Universität Dorpat Universität Dorpat
Close   View the register entry >>


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 640–41.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Italy

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Reportage, Literary Gossip

Subjects:

Archaeology


    Relates recent reports on the archaeological excavations in Rome.



Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 641–42.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

United States

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

Reportage, Literary Gossip

Subjects:

Steam-power | , AccidentsMedical Treatment, Hydropathy, Discovery


    Gives an account of the improvements that 'Mr David Heath, jun. Heath, David (fl.1817) BE1/1/6b/6
Close   View the register entry >>
of New Jersey' has made in the steam engine 'by which all accidents may in future be prevented'. Reports: 'a remedy for the stone is stated to have been discovered in America'. Relates how the remedy was acquired by a physician from an African slave in exchange for his freedom. (641)



Section: Works Preparing For Publication

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 642–43.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

London

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

List

Subjects:

Exploration, Chemistry, Medical Treatment,

Publications cited:

Harris et al., ed. 1828 Harris, W., et al., ed. 1828. Oxford Encyclopedia; or, Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature, 6 vols, Oxford: Thomas Kelly
Close   View the register entry >>


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 643.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

Edinburgh

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

List

Subjects:

Geology, Mineralogy, Mathematics, Physics

People mentioned:

James Hutton, Hutton, James (1726–97) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
John Robison, Robison, John (1739–1805) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
Matthew Stewart, Stewart, Matthew (1717–85) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>
John Playfair Playfair, John (1748–1819) DSB
Close   View the register entry >>

Institutions mentioned:

Royal Society of Edinburgh Royal Society of Edinburgh
Close   View the register entry >>


Section: Monthly List of New Publications

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 643–45.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

London

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

List

Subjects:

Archaeology | Education, Chemistry, Astronomy, Mathematics, Natural History, Entomology | Mathematics, Navigation | Surgery, Physiology, Medical Treatment | Natural History , Zoology, Ornithology


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 646.

Display a printer friendly version of this article

New French Publications

[William Laidlaw?] Laidlaw, William (bap. 1779–1845) ODNB
Close   View the register entry >>
Strout, Alan Lang 1959. A Bibliography of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Volumes I Through XVIII, 1817–1822, Lubbock, TX: Library, Texas Technological College
Close   View the register entry >>

Genre:

List

Subjects:

Astronomy, Ancient Authorities, Mathematics, Navigation, Pathology, Natural History, Chemistry, Botany, Mesmerism,

Institutions mentioned:

Bureau des Longitude, Paris, Bureau des Longitude, Paris
Close   View the register entry >>
Jardin des Plantes, Paris Jardin des Plantes, Paris
Close   View the register entry >>


^^ Back to the top of this issue




^^ Back to top