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Dr James F. Riley
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Parliamentary Act

'An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund....and for paying to John Harrison a further Reward for his Invention of a Time-keeper for ascertaining the Longitude at Sea, and his Discovery of the Principles upon which the same was constructed' With explanatory notes by Riley

Alexander Munro

Certificate and seal of the Royal College and Physicians of Edinburgh naming Alexander Munro, anatomist, as an honorary member, 1795. Also modern annotated envelope and list, in Riley's handwriting, of Munro's biography

Rayons Cathodiques et Rayons de Rontgen

Written by Jean Perrin and signed by the author’s son, Francis Perrin, and by Prof Jean Langevin, son of Prof Paul Langevin. With signed explanation of signatures by Dr Riley

JJ Thomson

Letter from Thomson to 'Harmer' discussing that 'eminence in Science, Literature or Art does not confer exemption from Military Service'

On Growth and Form

By D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson, with his autograph attached to the frontispiece. With inscription to Dr Riley by Thompson's daughter Ruth

Academic awards

Awards by the University of Edinburgh for Riley's MB CHB, FRCSE and MB, with Graduation Ceremony programme

Letters praising Faraday book

(1) Letter from Kat B Blaikley thanking Riley for his correspondence and Faraday publication and memories of visiting Glasite chapels
(2) Letter from W Blaikley praising 'The Hammer & the Anvil', relating his mother's memories of Faraday and about restoring his scrapbooks
(3) Letter from Dr ED Adrian, praising the biography and reminiscing holidays of his youth

'The Citric Acid Cycle'

Reprint of Les Prix Nobel lecture by HA Krebs with copy of photograph of Krebs lecturing in 1966 and accompanying letter


Riley's diary of news cuttings following the Suez Crisis


CIBA Foundation on Histamine, including chapter by Dr Riley. Also news cutting of book review, 1957

Meccano magazine

4 x copies of the magazine, containing articles by Alasdair and JF Riley, one with news cuttings about closed railway lines in Angus, 1973

Molecules to Man

Produced by the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study Group: 'BSCS Blue Version'

From Dream to Discovery

'From Dream to Discovery on being a Scientist'. Signed by the author, Hans Selye and his colleagues in Montreal on the occasion of Dr Riley's lecture there in 1966

Michael Faraday

Biography, with inscription, 1967, by the author L Pearce Williams praising Riley's book 'The Hammer & the Anvil' . Also letter noting confirming Williams signed it in the Royal Institution.

David Keilin

Reprinted article biographical memoir, 1964 and reprinted obituary, 1965 of Keilin (1887-1963) with annotated envelope
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