By James Hogg
This publication considers the ways that 388 males secured posts within the Scottish universities 1690-1806, from the purge following the Revolution of 1688 to the tip of Henry Dundas's political profession. so much professors have been political appointees vetted and supported via political factions and their leaders. This examine considers the politics of patronage appointments on the universities in Glasgow, Edinburgh and St Andrews. The bettering time table of political buyers and of these they served is taken into account and its relation to the Scottish Enlightenment is explored.Emerson argues that what used to be occurring in Scotland used to be additionally happening in different elements of Europe the place, in rather independent localities, elite consumers additionally formed issues as they needed them to be. In contemplating the origins and help for the Enlightenment, the jobs of consumers might be thought of. This paintings relies on a lot archival learn and provides considerably to what's identified concerning the Scottish professoriat through the interval. For a few its arguments should be of value; for others it's going to function an invaluable reference paintings at the universities, one that provides a lot to what's identified approximately them.
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It is misleadingly titled ‘Catalogus Librorum Bibliothecae Universitatis Glasguensis anno 1691’, GUL, Gen 1312. In the future this catalogue will be available online. Principal Stirling left his books and £166 13s 4d to the library. 3 29/2/08 08:25 Page 43 3 PRINCIPAL STIRLING’S REGIME: FAMILY AND POLITICS, 1701–1725 1 1. 1 The great issues of these years centred on what to do to make the Scottish state viable and how to improve it. This required men to take stands on the relations that Scots should have with the English.
169; Murray MSS, GUL, 650, 23 May 1704. Law resigned in 1714; Glasgow Minutes, GUA, 26631/194. 34 Coutts, History, 1909, p. 170. The names of the other candidates are given in GUA, 46761. Knibloe may have been related to the Edinburgh printers having that surname. 35 See Mijers, ‘Scotland and the United Provinces’, Chapter 3. 36 John Stirling to John Erskine, Earl of Mar, 17 January 1709, Mar and Kellie Papers, NAS, GD124/15/948/1. 37 It is not clear which duke the masters approached but it was probably Queensberry since he was HM Commissioner in that year.
75–8. In 1690 the Crown appointed to six of about forty-eight professorships in Scotland (13 per cent). By 1806 it appointed twenty-six men to about eighty-eight chairs (28 per cent) and paid salaries to three more. Its remit is given in A. G. Stewart, The Academic Gregories, 1901, pp. 55–7 and in GUA, 47393. Other Visitation papers can be found in GUA, 47328–47395. APS, 1908, IX:163f. In 1690, Crawford was President of the Convention Parliament, President of the Council and a Commissioner of Treasury.
Academic Patronage in the Scottish Enlightenment by James Hogg