By James Hogg
This e-book 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. such a lot professors have been political appointees vetted and supported through political factions and their leaders. This examine considers the politics of patronage appointments on the universities in Glasgow, Edinburgh and St Andrews. The enhancing 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 was once occurring in Scotland used to be additionally taking place in different elements of Europe the place, in quite self sufficient localities, elite consumers additionally formed issues as they needed them to be. In contemplating the origins and aid for the Enlightenment, the jobs of consumers will be thought of. This paintings is predicated on a lot archival examine and provides considerably to what's recognized in regards to the Scottish professoriat throughout the interval. For a few its arguments might be of significance; for others it is 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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He did but it was then found wanting, as was the Physicks text which had been produced by William Black of King’s College. That remains in manuscript at AUL and is discussed by Christine Shepherd in ‘Newtonianism in Scottish Universities’, The Origins and Nature of the Scottish Enlightenment, ed. Campbell and Skinner, 1982, pp. 3 29/2/08 08:25 Glasgow University to 1701 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Page 39 39 other texts were published, see below, pp. 379 and 400, n. 44. Robert Wodrow, ‘An Essay to recover some Accompt of the Life of the Reverend Mr James Wodrow’, EUL, La.
44 Glasgow Visitation records covering the period 1690–1702 are partially preserved in Munimenta; ed. Innes, II:493–559. This source has the rules issued by the Commissioners and many discussions of the texts which the colleges were mandated to produce. The Commission seems to have ceased to function in 1702. 45 Wodrow, Analecta, ed. Leishman, 1853, IV:95; Hamilton to Principal Stirling, 11 March 1704, GUL, Stirling Letters, Gen. 204/2/51. Lord Carmichael claimed also to have been the patron of John Loudoun.
Stirling to Sir John Maxwell, Lord Pollock, SCJ, 30 May 1701, GUL, Murray 650/1; Stirling asked that his patent not be released. James Wodrow to Stirling, 3 June 1701, GUL, Murray 650/1. James Wodrow et al. to Stirling, 12 June 1701, GUL, Murray 650/1. 12. Skoczylas, Mr Simson’s Knotty Case, 2001, p. 42f. Montrose Papers, NAS, GD220/5/171/1, 171/6, 171/11; 198; 227; 323; 324; 339; 341; 351/5, 351/6; 382/7; 416; 620/9–10; 628/3; 220/5/1918/4. These citations and those in the following note are mainly to letters from Stirling to Montrose c.