References for John Playfair

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  1. J Challinor, Biography in Dictionary of Scientific Biography (New York 1970-1990).
  2. Obituary in The Times [See THIS LINK]


  1. D Allan, Virtue, Learning and the Scottish Enlightenment (Edinburgh, 1993).
  2. J H Burnett, D Howarth and S D Fletcher, The University Portraits (Edinburgh, 1986).
  3. J Challinor, The History of British Geology, a Bibliographical Study (Newton Abbot, 1979).
  4. H Coburn, Memorial's of His Time (Edinburgh, 1861).
  5. D R Dean, James Hutton and the History of Geology (London, 1992).
  6. J G Fyfe, Scottish Diaries and Memoirs 1746-1843 (Stirling, 1942).
  7. R Guild and A Law, Edinburgh University Library 1580 to 1980 : A Collection of Historical Essays (Edinburgh, 1982).
  8. F Jeffrey, The Works of John Playfair (Edinburgh, 1822).
  9. J G Playfair (ed.), The Works of John Playfair (London, 1822).
  10. H Playfair, The Playfair Family (Blackford, 1984).
  11. A G Playfair, The Playfair Book or Notes on the Scottish Family of Playfair (Edinburgh, 1932).
  12. T Williams, Biographical Dictionary of Scientists (London, 1969).
  13. D K Wilson, The History of Mathematical Teaching in Scotland to the End of the Eighteenth Century (London, 1935).


  1. D Talbot Rice, The University Portraits (Edinburgh, 1957), 171-173.

JOC/EFR August 1999

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