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Brown, Gerard Baldwin, 1849-1932 (Watson-Gordon Professor of Fine Art, University of Edinburgh)



  • Existence: 1849-1932

Gerard Baldwin Brown was born in London on 31 October 1849. His father was the Reverend J. Baldwin Brown, Minister of Brixton Independent Church. Brown was educated at Uppingham and at Oriel College, Oxford. He was a Fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford, 1874. He became the first holder of the Watson Gordon Chair of Fine Art at the University of Edinburgh in 1880 and held the chair until his retirement in 1930. His publications include From schola to cathedral, a study of early Christian architecture and its relation to the life of the church (1886), The fine arts (1891), William Hogarth (1905), The Glasgow school of painters (1908), The arts and crafts of our Teutonic forefathers (1910), and The art of the cave dweller, a study of the earliest artistic activities of man (1928). Professor Gerard Baldwin Brown died on 12 July 1932.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Bound lecture notes of Ethelwyn Lemon

Identifier: Coll-1933
Scope and Contents This fonds consists of 15 volumes of bound lecture notes that belonged to Ethelwyn Lemon. These notes were taken by Ethelwyn Lemon herself, or by other fellow female students, in the late 19th-early 20th century at the University of Edinburgh. Notes of lectures on British history given by Sir Richard Lodge, taken down by Barbara M Craw. Edinburgh University, 1904. (4 vols) Notes of lectures on...
Dates: 1892-1931

Visitors Book, with index of names, 1895-1898

Identifier: Coll-14/8/2
Scope and Contents The names are assumed to relate to visitors to Ewart's residence at the Bungalow, Penicuik. Index includes tick boxes next to categories such as 'Sheep and wool' and '21 Days Horse', which possibly relate to people's research interests or purchases. Names include: G. Baldwin Brown, J. Burdon-Sanderson, Arthur Cecil, , A. Geikie, R.B Haldane, F.H.A Marshall, R.C Punnett, Arthur E. Shipley and E.N Wentworth.
Dates: 1895-1898