By James Hogg
This ebook considers the ways that 388 males secured posts within the Scottish universities 1690-1806, from the purge following the Revolution of 1688 to the top of Henry Dundas's political occupation. so much professors have been political appointees vetted and supported by means of 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 buyers 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 occurring in Scotland was once additionally taking place in different components of Europe the place, in quite self reliant localities, elite buyers additionally formed issues as they wanted them to be. In contemplating the origins and aid for the Enlightenment, the jobs of buyers may be thought of. This paintings relies on a lot archival examine and provides considerably to what's recognized concerning the Scottish professoriat in the course of the interval. For a few its arguments may be of significance; for others it is going to function an invaluable reference paintings at the universities, one that provides a lot to what's identified approximately them.
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Maxwell had been imprisoned, fined, forfeited and then made a Privy Councillor by William III. From 1696 until 1702 he would serve as one of the Lords of Treasury and a judge of the Court of Session (1699–d). 40 Maxwell and Steuart defended the College’s interests for a generation. Other ties ran to friends who were not relatives. 41 Simson was minister of the town and a man well connected to the Presbyterian nobility of the West of Scotland. He remained dean until 1695. His son, John, became professor of divinity.
Carstares sometimes referred to Stirling’s wife as ‘my Cousin his spouse’, Carstares to Stirling, 9 March 1710, Stirling Letters, GUL, Gen 204/2/105. Stirling to Sir John Maxwell, Lord Pollock, SCJ, 30 May 1701, GUL, Murray 650/1; Stirling asked that his patent not be released. James Wodrow to Stirling, 3 June 1701, GUL, Murray 650/1. James Wodrow et al. to Stirling, 12 June 1701, GUL, Murray 650/1. 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.
The greater gentry could be chancellors and rectors. Local ministers often served as deans of faculty and one was always a visitor. Those offices institutionalised outside influence, which it was often impossible to do in the St Andrews colleges or at King’s College. Outside influences at Edinburgh came through the Town Council but at Glasgow through chancellor, rector and dean of faculty. At St Andrews and King’s, the chancellors were usually absent and represented by professors serving as vices.
Academic Patronage in the Scottish Enlightenment by James Hogg