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Geography [By] William Dunbar

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS C290


The Reverend William Dunbar, D.D., who had been employed as a tutor prior to his ordination in 1807, served as the minister of Applegarth in Dumfries, Scotland until his death aged 82 in 1861. This manuscript geography textbook illustrated with engraved prints (1 time diagram and 5 maps: World, Europe, England, Asia and Africa) suggests that teaching may have been a continuing activity for him. The title page is inscribed "Wm. Dunbar, Applegarth Manse, 1818" in the same hand as the text, so he was the copyist and possibly also the author. Following a general introduction, the countries of Europe, Asia, Africa and America are described in a series of short chapters. Latitude and longitude tables and a list of geographical facts end the volume.


  • Creation: 1818


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1 volume ; 21 cm

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Physical Location

MS C290

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase; Andrew Hunter Rare Books, London, England; August 12, 2003

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Geography [By] William Dunbar
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William Dunbar Geography Textbook, Department of Special Collections, MS C290, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

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