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Medals of William A. Knowles

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Identifier: Coll-1292

Scope and Contents

  1. 1 x silver medal - Annual Prize - Perth Academy - awarded to William A. Knowles 1882-1883 - 1st student Senior Mathematical and Physical Class
  2. 1 x silver medal - Annual Prize - Perth Academy - awarded to William D[sic]. Knowles 1884-1885 - 1st student Senior Latin Class
  3. 1 x bronze medal -Edinburgh University - awarded to William A. Knowles 1885-1886 - Junior Mathematics
  4. 1 x bronze medal - Edinburgh University - awarded to William A. Knowles 1886-1887 - Senior Mathematics
  5. 1 x bronze medal -Edinburgh University - awarded to William A. Knowles 1892-1893 - Biblical Criticism

Dates

  • 1882-1893

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Open to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance of any visit.

Biographical / Historical

William Andrew Knowles was born at Kinnoull, Perth, 3 March 1868, and was the son of William Duncan Knowles B.A., Congregational Minister at Perth. The younger Knowles was educated at Perth Academy where he distinguished himself in Mathematics and Latin. He then studied at Edinburgh University, graduating with the degrees of M.A. 1889 (1st Class Honours in Mathematics) and B.D. 1893.

Knowles went on to become a Minister and was licensed by the Presbytery of Edinburgh on 10 May 1893. He was an assistant at Barony, Glasgow, between 1893 and 1897, and was ordained at Kerse Mission (near Falkirk) on 2 September 1897. He translated to West Coates Parish, Edinburgh, in October 1909, and then to Dalton, Annandale, in 1918, until November 1938.

He compiled and edited Prayers for Divine Service (1923, 1929).

Willam Andrew Knowles died on 19 February 1942.

Extent

5 medals

Physical Location

CLX-A-970

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired by donation, February 2011. Accession no: E2011.07.

Processing Information

Compiled by Graeme D. Eddie, Special Collections, Edinburgh University Library.
Title
Medals of William Andrew Knowles (1868-1942)

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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