James Dinwiddie's scientific journals were written between 1776 and 1805. The collection includes several volumes of "Queries and Hints", a journal that provides questions and answers to various topics in science. Dinwiddie also included volumes of "Queries and Hints" in music and fermentation. Individual journals exist for other topics including astronomy, magnetism and electricity, and optics.

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  • Longitude by the Chronometer and Moon - Journal through China 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-08-20)
    This journal, dated 1793-1794, contains Dinwiddie's observations about Chinese culture and also includes his notes regarding experiments he conducted with longitude by Chronometer. This file consists of one journal, 408 pages.
  • Queries and Hints vol. 16 #2252-2360 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-07-24)
    This is volume 16 of the scientific journal entitled "Queries and Hints"; it contains queries numbered 2252 to 2360. Composed by James Dinwiddie in 1792-93 while in Rio de Janiero en route to China, the journal covers a ...
  • Queries and Hints vol. 8 #1111-1286 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-07-24)
    This is volume 8 of the scientific journal entitled "Queries and Hints"; it contains queries numbered 1111 to 1286. Composed by James Dinwiddie in September, 1788 while in Paris, the journal covers a variety of scientific ...
  • Queries and Hints vol. 2 (new series) and 20 (old series) #100-170 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-07-24)
    This is volume 2 in the new series (and volume 20 in the old series) of the scientific journal entitled "Queries and Hints"; it contains queries numbered 100 to 170. Composed by James Dinwiddie in May, 1797 while in Calcutta, ...
  • Cartography 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-07-24)
    This scientific journal by James Dinwiddie focuses on navigation by stars which is demonstrated through a series of calculations. This file consists of one journal that is 24 pages in length.
  • Wheel Carriages 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-07-24)
    In this journal by James Dinwiddie, he discusses wheel carriages and their design. He discusses the relationship between wheels and axles as well as the different sizes required by different vehicles. This file consists ...
  • Galvanic Experiments 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-07-24)
    In this scientific journal by James Dinwiddie, he describes a number of galvanic experiments. This file consists of one journal that is 22 pages in length.
  • Projectiles 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-07-24)
    In this scientific journal, James Dinwiddie explores projectiles; he discusses their trajectory motion as well as their acceleration and the opposing force of gravity. This file consists of one journal in two pieces that ...
  • Astronomy 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-07-24)
    In this scientific journal, James Dinwiddie focuses on astronomy. He discusses the solar system, sunspots, comets, and the moon. This file consists of one journal that is 54 pages in length.
  • Optics 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-07-24)
    In this scientific journal, James Dinwiddie focuses on optics. He begins with a series of queries related to optics and expands the discussion to the compositon and humours of the eye as well as various experiments in ...
  • Extracts 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-07-24)
    In this journal begun May 17, 1796 while in Calcutta, James Dinwiddie summarizes extracts from reports on a range of topics. He notes observations on "Dr. Black's Analysis of the Iceland waters" and "Extract from the report ...
  • Chemical 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-07-24)
    In this scientific journal, James Dinwiddie discusses various topics in chemistry including the effects of fire, water, acids, and bases on mixtures. He also notes the properties of different types of air such as fixed ...
  • Magnetism and Electricity 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-07-24)
    In this scientific journal written begun April 1, 1776, James Dinwiddie discusses magnetism and electricity. He includes several diagrams related to magnets and magnetic fields and queries at the end of the section. This ...
  • Scientific Journal 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-07-24)
    This two part journal written by James Dinwiddie examines the history or theory of mind and spirit. The first part discusses the history of man while the second looks at what man can learn from Nature. This file consists ...
  • Agriculture 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-07-24)
    In this scientific journal, James Dinwiddie discusses agriculture with a focus on machinery and tools. This file consists of one journal that is 27 pages in length.
  • Antitheses, No. 3 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-07-24)
    In this paper, James Dinwiddie writes his own opinions on knowledge and religion. This file consists of one journal that is four pages in length.
  • Antitheses, No. 2 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-07-24)
    In this paper, James Dinwiddie writes his own opinions on the British government and various historical monarchs. He also includes notes on justice and pride. This file consists of one journal that is sixteen pages in length.
  • Antitheses, No. 1 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-07-24)
    In this paper, James Dinwiddie writes his own opinions on forgiveness and the nature of man as well as traitors and political freedoms. This file consists of one journal that is sixteen pages in length.
  • Journal of Galvanism 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-07-24)
    In this scientific journal written in December, 1801 in Calcutta, James Dinwiddie records his observations and experiments in galvanism and other electrical phenomena. This file consists of one journal that is 65 pages in length.
  • Queries and Hints on Music #1-65 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-07-24)
    This is the scientific journal entitled "Queries and Hints on Music"; it contains queries numbered 1 to 65. Composed by James Dinwiddie in 1792 while in London, the journal covers hints related to music. This file consists ...

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