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Graduation and Ordination Certificates of William Kerr Smith

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-375
Identifier: Coll-1890

Scope and Contents

Graduation certificate, on vellum, of William Kerr Smith, who graduated from Edinburgh University in 1771 with a Master's in Liberal Arts. A red wax seal in a metal case is appended to the certificate. It represents a castle surrounded with the words 'S.[IGILLUM] COMMUNITATIS. BURGI. DE EDENBURGH. AD. CAUSAS.', and was appended by the City of Edinburgh to confirm the authenticity of the diploma.
This collection also includes William Smith's ordination certificate, as he became the Episcopal Minister of Musselburgh in 1773, unil 1823. He was ordained by John, Bishop of Lincoln in 1772.

Dates

  • 1771-1772

Creator

Language of Materials

Latin and English.

Condition Description

Graduation certificate is badly folded - needs to be flattened out

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Handle with care.

Biographical / Historical

William Kerr Smith graduated from Edinburgh University in 1771. He became the Episcopal Minister of Musselburgh in 1773, until 1823. His daughter, Elizabeth Rowand Smith, was married to the Rev Thomas Langhorne, the founder of Loretto School. His maternal great uncle was Captain Thomas Drummond, Grenadier Officer Earl of Argyll's Regiment of Foot, who participated in the massacre of the Macdonalds at Glencoe in 1692.

Extent

2 documents

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated in September 2018. Accession no SC-Acc-2018-0157.

Condition Description

Graduation certificate is badly folded - needs to be flattened out

Processing Information

Catalogued by Aline Brodin in Octotber 2018.

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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