The Thomas Nisbet Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Nisbet, Thomas
Dates: bulk 1704; additional note 1784
Extent: 1 box (0.3 linear feet)
Language(s): English
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.

Biographical Information

Little is known about Thomas Nisbet, other than he attended a chemistry class taught by one Dr. Webster at the University of Edinburgh. The bulk of his notebook is dated 1704. However, the final portion is dated 1784 and is in another hand. We do not know if Thomas wrote both sections. Obviously, if this final section was written in 1784 Thomas would have been in advanced age, especially for his time. Furthermore, it is doubtful that his handwriting would have changed so significantly. It is more likely that this notebook was passed down in a family library or given away, and that another person later added to Nisbet's notes.


Scope and Content

This collection consists of notes from a "Dr. Webster’s" lectures on chemistry taken by Thomas Nisbet (University of Edinburgh).



Nisbet, Thomas--Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc.

Class notes--1704.

Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.


Administrative Information

Processing Information

This collection was processed, and the original finding aid was written in the spring of 1993, by Douglas Denné under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist. The finding aid was edited by Sarah Seraphin and Daved Anthony Schmidt in May of 2009.


There are no special restrictions to the access of this collection. It may be examined by library patrons under the normal rules and conditions of Special Collections.

Use of Materials

The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The Thomas Nisbet Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.



Box 1
- Notes from Dr. Webster's lectures on chemistry taken by Thomas Nisbet (University of Edinburgh). 1704; 1784


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