|Administrative History||The Popular Lecture series for 1899 - 1900 comprised four lectures only, on 'Tissues of [the] body'|
'General view of systems of [the] body', 'Skeleton' and 'Nervous system'.
There was no end of series exam.
|Description||Lecture notes, newspaper cuttings and related papers for Reid's Popular Lectures in Anatomy, Session 1899 - 1900:|
Printed poster advertising the lecture series, February 1900
Reid's manuscript lecture notes, illustrated and annotated, February 1900
Newspaper cuttings carrying reports for each evening's lecture, February - March 1900
Letter to Reid from John W Wilson, of G.W. Wilson and Co. Ltd., Photographic Publishers, Aberdeen, enclosing account for slides (not present) and congratulating Reid upon his recent lecture series. He is sad that no one proposed a formal vote of thanks at the last lecture and states 'Had I the use of my tongue in public I would certainly have attempted it - but unfortunately - in public I am mute.' Notes that his letter is written in haste before going to Haddo House where he has some photographs to take, n.d. [March 1900]. The slides to which he refers were lantern slides used by Reid in his last lecture of the 1899 - 1900 series - for further details see newspaper cuttings listed above.
Printed synopsis of Rev. H.N. Hutchinson's 'Descriptive Lecture of Prehistoric Man in Britain and Europe ... written to acompany a set of seventy-four photographic lantern slides published only by Newton and Co., Scientific Instrument Makers, 3 Fleet Street, London' (London: Newton and Co., n.d.). Hutchinson was a lecturer to the London Society for the Extension of University Teaching, an organisation for which Reid also lectured whilst he was based in London. In the introduction to his first John Farquhar Thomson lecture, 1921, he alludes to the fact that his Popular Lectures Series in Aberdeen was based upon a similar course of lectures given in connection with the London University Extension Scheme (see MS 3753/2/5). Hutchinson's lecture and slides may have been used in the third lecture of the 1899 - 1900 series, in which Reid briefly considered 'the geological and anthropological facts bearing on the question of the antiquity of man' (cited from 'The Daily Free Press', 26 February 1900 - for further details see newspaper cuttings listed above).