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Principals, University

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Autograph letter signed by William Robertson, 28 February 1791

 Item — Box CLX-A-353
Identifier: Coll-1848/17-0163
Scope and Contents Signed autograph letter from William Robertson, starting with 'Dear Sir', in part about his book on India and offering the sheets of his book to the French publisher he is addressing.
Dates: 28 February 1791

Certificates, Diplomas etc of Principal William Robertson

 Fonds — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-71
Scope and Contents 1. King's College and University, Aberdeen. Award of the degree of Doctor of Divinity to W.R. 3 July 1764. Signed by the following professors: John Chalmers, John Lumsden, John Gregory, Alexander Burnet, Thomas Gordon, Thomas Reid, John Leslie, George Gordon. Vellum, approx. 60 cms x 68 cms, with small wax seal in metal box attached. 2. Edinburgh, Town Council. Commission of W.R. as Principal of the University of Edinburgh. 11 November 1762. Signed by George Drummond,...
Dates: 1743-1783

Correspondence with Michael Swann, Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh, 1966-1972

 Item
Identifier: Coll-41/8/1
Scope and Contents The correspondence chiefly concerns various meetings and staff appointments. Also present is Swann's resignation letter as Principal (December 1972) and copies of two typescript reports titled 'Institute of Animal Genetics: Edinburgh University Liaisons with the Livestock Industry' and 'The Future of the Institute of Animal Genetics', both presumably written by Waddington.
Dates: 1966-1972

Journal of a tour round the world taken by Sir John Fraser (1885-1947)

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1296
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of three bound volumes being Sir John Fraser's journal of a tour made around the world in 1935. Each volume contains many pages of black and white photographs along with pages of typescript text describing the journey. The first entry in the journal is dated Tuesday 22 January 1935 and describes the Langholm Hotel and the start of the journey to Southampton to catch the ship (RMS 'Aquitania') bound for New York. A journey across the USA by train followed,...
Dates: 1935

Laureation Degrees (First Laureation Album), 1587-1809

 Item — Box EUA IN1/ADS/STA/1/1
Identifier: EUA IN1/ADS/STA/1/1
Scope and Contents This album begins with the text of the 'sponsio' or confession of Faith (sometimes referred to as the National Covenant) of 1580, to which the graduates subscribed, and which continued to be subscribed to by Professors and Students for many years. The entries for laureations (or graduations) begin in August 1587, when Robert Rollock, the first Principal 'did laureat the first classe which had passed under his charge in the Colledge of Edinburgh, after every one of them had subscrybed the...
Dates: 1587-1809

Letter from Sir David Brewster to the Editor, the 'Scotsman', 5 November 1867

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1454
Scope and Contents Autograph letter signed to the Editor of the Scotsman newspaper, 3 pages 8vo, written at Allerly, Melrose, on writing paper of Edinburgh University, and dated 5 November 1867. The letter, which is either an autograph draft or an edited version prepared for publication, condemns the forgery by Denis Vrain-Lucas (1818-1880) of letters of Isaac Newton (1642-1727) and Blaise Pascal (1623-1662). Denis Vrain-Lucas was one of the most notorious forgers of the...
Dates: 1867

Materiale for a letter to Dr Rule, April 1696

 Item
Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [218]
Scope and Contents An enormously varied book list, in partial citation. 'Dr Rule' may be Gilbert Rule (c1629-1701), a nonconformist divine who was made principal of Edinburgh University in 1690.
Dates: April 1696

Papers of Sir David Smith, Principal of Edinburgh University, 1987-1994

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1085
Scope and Contents The boxes contain 39 files and 3 scrapbooks. The files cover a variety of subjects, from: appointment as Principal; financial crisis; recovery plan; restructuring; graduation addresses; talks and speeches; anglicisation; new University logo; and, the installation of Muriel Gray as rector. The scrapbooks contain cuttings or copies of cuttings on: the closure of the Dental School; the anglicisation of Edinburgh University; attacks on the University as inefficient; league tables; cuttings relating...
Dates: 1986-2006

Papers of Sir Edward Victor Appleton

 Fonds — Box MS.2300
Identifier: Coll-37
Scope and Contents The papers, which are substantial, deal almost exclusively with Appleton's scientific work. There is little personal or private correspondence and almost no surviving material, apart from lectures, speeches and addresses, relating to his public life as scientific administrator or university principal. There are, however, a good run of diaries and engagement books and extensive folders of notes, research ideas, manuscript calculations and data from all periods of Appleton's career, as well as...
Dates: c 1918-1973

Papers of Sir William Turner, 1861-1912

 Sub-Fonds — Box CLX-A-1142
Identifier: Coll-1937/1
Scope and Contents This sub-fonds contains mostly letters and certificates relating to honours awarded to Sir William Turner throughout his life, such as the freedom of the city of Edinburgh, honorary memberships to scientific societies, membership to the Order of the Bath and the German Order Pour le Mérite, etc. Also includes documents relating to Turner's anatomy licence, and an envelope entitled ‘her last letter – obituary notices’ containing the last letter of his wife Agnes...
Dates: 1861-1912