By James Hogg
This booklet considers the ways that 388 males secured posts within the Scottish universities 1690-1806, from the purge following the Revolution of 1688 to the tip of Henry Dundas's political profession. such a lot professors have been political appointees vetted and supported through political factions and their leaders. This learn considers the politics of patronage appointments on the universities in Glasgow, Edinburgh and St Andrews. The enhancing schedule of political consumers and of these they served is taken into account and its relation to the Scottish Enlightenment is explored.Emerson argues that what used to be taking place in Scotland used to be additionally happening in different elements of Europe the place, in fairly independent localities, elite buyers additionally formed issues as they needed them to be. In contemplating the origins and aid for the Enlightenment, the jobs of buyers will be thought of. This paintings is predicated on a lot archival research and provides considerably to what's identified concerning the Scottish professoriat in the course of the interval. For a few its arguments may be of value; for others it is going to function an invaluable reference paintings at the universities, one that provides a lot to what's recognized approximately them.
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42f. Montrose Papers, NAS, GD220/5/171/1, 171/6, 171/11; 198; 227; 323; 324; 339; 341; 351/5, 351/6; 382/7; 416; 620/9–10; 628/3; 220/5/1918/4. These citations and those in the following note are mainly to letters from Stirling to Montrose c. 1712–16. There was no diminution in the correspondence until near the end of the principal’s life. 3 42 29/2/08 08:25 Page 42 academic patronage in the scottish enlightenment professors William Anderson and John Loudoun also left extensive correspondences with Montrose.
170. The names of the other candidates are given in GUA, 46761. Knibloe may have been related to the Edinburgh printers having that surname. 35 See Mijers, ‘Scotland and the United Provinces’, Chapter 3. 36 John Stirling to John Erskine, Earl of Mar, 17 January 1709, Mar and Kellie Papers, NAS, GD124/15/948/1. 37 It is not clear which duke the masters approached but it was probably Queensberry since he was HM Commissioner in that year. The plan to force the teaching of Greek in the first or ‘bejun’ year was a Kirk plan.
12. Skoczylas, Mr Simson’s Knotty Case, 2001, p. 42f. Montrose Papers, NAS, GD220/5/171/1, 171/6, 171/11; 198; 227; 323; 324; 339; 341; 351/5, 351/6; 382/7; 416; 620/9–10; 628/3; 220/5/1918/4. These citations and those in the following note are mainly to letters from Stirling to Montrose c. 1712–16. There was no diminution in the correspondence until near the end of the principal’s life. 3 42 29/2/08 08:25 Page 42 academic patronage in the scottish enlightenment professors William Anderson and John Loudoun also left extensive correspondences with Montrose.
Academic Patronage in the Scottish Enlightenment by James Hogg