Skip to main content

Craufurd, Thomas, fl 1626-1662 (Regent of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh)



  • Existence: fl 1626-1662

Thomas Craufurd, a graduate of St. Andrews University, was elected Regent of Humanity at Edinburgh University on 29 March 1626. He left in February 1630 to become Rector of the Royal High School, but returned as Professor of Mathematics in December 1640, holding the post for twenty-two years. From January 1641, he combined the Chair with a post as Regent of Philosophy. Craufurd is now best-known for writing a history of the University from its opening in 1583 until the year 1646, which was eventually published in 1808.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Donations from candidates for A.M., 1627-1696

Identifier: EUA IN1/ADS/LIB/2/Da.1.32
Scope and Contents 'Candidatorum euerget [...] Bibliothecae Catalogus incheatus anno Doi. 1627' . Contains the names of the [Arts] candidates and the amount they gave, also the titles of the books bought, with the prices. According to a note on p. 138 it was decided in 1693 that this book should not be continued but there should be substituted books of accounts for each class. Contains a reference on p. 43 to John Dunlop being named Keeper of the Library on the death of Thomas Crawford, though it is...
Dates: 1627-1696

Student notes on natural philosophy taken by George Dalgliesh

 Collection — Box: CLX-A-1677
Identifier: Coll-2012
Content Description This notebook contains lectures on the works of Aristotle, dictated by Thomas Craufurd, Regent of Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, and taken down by student George Dalgliesh. The lectures cover the third and fourth years of Dalgliesh’s degree, and, besides logic and metaphysics, deal with scientific subjects such as physics, astronomy, and anatomy. The notes are embellished with humorous doodles.
Dates: 1660-1662