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 occupation. so much professors have been political appointees vetted and supported by way of political factions and their leaders. This research 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 used to be occurring in Scotland was once additionally happening in different elements of Europe the place, in rather self reliant localities, elite buyers additionally formed issues as they needed them to be. In contemplating the origins and aid for the Enlightenment, the jobs of buyers will be thought of. This paintings relies on a lot archival learn and provides considerably to what's identified concerning the Scottish professoriat in the course of the interval. For a few its arguments should 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 identified approximately them.
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Wodrow, Analecta, 1853, IV:41. These earls would later be members of the Squadrone faction of Whigs. GUA, 46761. See below, p. 385f; Francis Pringle, ‘Common Place Book’, SAUL, LF1111:P8C99, p. 245. He was one of the ‘young men [who] had presumed to take upon them to Teach philosophie privately in the Town of Glasgow’, against whom Principal Fall complained to Lord Melville in c. 1688/9. ’ GUA, 26630/7f. For details on his life and teaching, see Emily Michael, ‘Francis Hutcheson’s Logicae compendium’, in Logic and the Workings of the Mind, ed.
3 29/2/08 08:24 Glasgow University to 1701 Page 23 23 College and participated in College business, often keeping a record in the ‘Faculty Minutes’, a set of books whose titles varied over time. With the principal and rector, he managed the monies of the University. The third visitor was the minister of Glasgow, the principal preacher at the cathedral, who sometimes held a professorial position as well. In addition to those officials, the University included all the matriculated students and all who held appointments to positions mentioned in the often amended charter.
257/23/15/2. Fortuna Domus, ed. J. B. Neilson, 1952, p. 8. GUA, 26630/11. Gordon had been prosecuted for scandal in 1689 but had been assoiled by the Court of Session. Although he resigned as regent, he claimed he still held his professorship of Hebrew. He was, in effect, bought out by the Visitors, another sign of their leniency. His place was given to George Sinclair. GUA, 26630/5; Mackie, The University of Glasgow, 1954, p. 134. Tran was selected to write the Ethics for the projected new printed university course which the Visitors wished to see adopted.
Academic Patronage in the Scottish Enlightenment by James Hogg