By James Hogg
This ebook considers the ways that 388 males secured posts within the Scottish universities 1690-1806, from the purge following the Revolution of 1688 to the top of Henry Dundas's political profession. so much professors have been political appointees vetted and supported by means of political factions and their leaders. This examine considers the politics of patronage appointments on the universities in Glasgow, Edinburgh and St Andrews. The bettering schedule 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 was once additionally happening in different components of Europe the place, in particularly self sustaining localities, elite consumers additionally formed issues as they needed them to be. In contemplating the origins and help for the Enlightenment, the jobs of buyers might be thought of. This paintings relies on a lot archival research and provides considerably to what's recognized concerning the Scottish professoriat in the course of the interval. For a few its arguments might be of value; for others it is going to function an invaluable reference paintings at the universities, one that provides a lot to what's recognized approximately them.
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Morthland was particularly active in the elections of 1727 when Ilay’s victories confirmed the ouster from power of the Squadrone men. ], 7 October 1715, Stirling to Lord Ilay, 7 October 1715, SP 54/19 and 20. ] 64 See the manuscript catalogue of the library during the years 1691– c. 1723. 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.
57 Professor James Wodrow urged him to do so, telling him that it was God’s will that he become principal. ’60 Those professors helped to select a man few on the faculty would consistently like in years to come. Why did so many want this man? Some probably realised that he would be a firm manager and would find support for his requests in Edinburgh among his relatives and powerful friends. Those men wanted to expand the universities to include the teaching of law and medicine and they sought to fund the College more adequately.
GUA, 1915. Blaikie and Lloyd, ‘William Dunlop’ in ODNB, 17:317f; E. Mijers, ‘Scotland and the United Provinces’, unpublished PhD dissertation, Chapter IV. He would have been known to Lord Crawford who at one time planned to emigrate to Carolina. Jackson, Restoration Scotland, 2003, p. 154. Facts about his life can be gleaned from Scott, Fasti Ecclesaie Scoticanae, VII:405, III:164 and Story, William Carstares, 1874. The Scottish virtuoso community to which Dunlop belonged is described in Emerson, ‘Natural philosophy’, Studies on Voltaire, 1986, pp.
Academic Patronage in the Scottish Enlightenment by James Hogg