Su Thomas Reid vi segnaliamo il portale Papers of Thomas Reid che contiene le digitalizzazioni della Birkwood Collection e altri manoscritti del filosofo conservati presso l’University of Aberdeen Special Collections and Libraries.
“The Birkwood Collection comprises over 800 items relating to the writings and teachings of Thomas Reid. The manuscripts range from fair copies of his published works and of papers on specific topics to miscellaneous research notes, abstracts of works read, occasional mathematical calculations and, especially, a very extensive collection of his lecture notes. The first interim listing provided for Aberdeen University Library was compiled by A. T. W. Liddell in 1958. The manuscripts had by this time already lost their original coherence, and Liddell ‘s identification of the relationship between different lecture notes and drafts of papers prompted the first efforts to re establish a logical sequence within the collection. This work was continued by David Fate Norton, to the extent that in 1977 a new location list was provided, relating the recent physical rearrangements of the papers to that described in Liddell’s catalogue. ”