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The Politics of Popular Education, 1850–1872

R. D. Anderson

in Education and the Scottish People 1750–1918

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205159
eISBN:
9780191676529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205159.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Scottish politics and party allegiances were dominated to an unusual degree by religion. The Established Church was identified with Conservatism, while the United Presbyterians and the Free Church ... More


Autumnal Serenity

Ernest Campbell Mossner

in The Life of David Hume

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243365
eISBN:
9780191697241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243365.003.0037
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The pleasant pattern of David Hume's last years in Edinburgh was customarily varied with country visits during the late summer, to the family home at Ninewells, to William Mure at Caldwell, to Sir ... More


A King in Search of his Throne

G.W.S. Barrow

in Robert Bruce: And the Community of the Realm of Scotland

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620227
eISBN:
9780748672189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620227.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Precise evidence for where Bruce spent the winter 1306-7 is lacking, but the likeliest hypothesis is that he stayed in Northern Ireland and the southern Hebrides. Early in 1307, aware that Edward I ... More


Squadrone Glasgow and the Return of the Duke of Argyll, 1742–1761

Roger L. Emerson

in Academic Patronage in the Scottish Enlightenment: Glasgow, Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625963
eISBN:
9780748653652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625963.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter discusses the return of Argyll to power as the manager of most civil patronage. It notes that he had five years to settle his personal affairs as the new Duke of Argyll and his building ... More


The Age of Bute and the Moderates

Roger L. Emerson

in Academic Patronage in the Scottish Enlightenment: Glasgow, Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625963
eISBN:
9780748653652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625963.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter discusses the changes in the University of Glasgow under the guidance of a new set of outsiders, initially men associated with John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute (1713–10 March 1792). It ... More


Glasgow University in the Age of Dundas

Roger L. Emerson

in Academic Patronage in the Scottish Enlightenment: Glasgow, Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625963
eISBN:
9780748653652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625963.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter discusses the appointments in Glasgow University under Henry Dundas before and during the French revolution. It reports that Dundas was elected rector at Glasgow in 1781 and 1782. It ... More


Defining the “Man of Science” in Nature

Melinda Baldwin

in Making "Nature": The History of a Scientific Journal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226261454
eISBN:
9780226261591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261591.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the identity of the “man of science” in Great Britain. British scientific workers used Nature to set forth their vision of the “man of science” as an individual who made ... More


Inheritance (1750–66)

Brian Bonnyman

in The Third Duke of Buccleuch and Adam Smith: Estate Management and Improvement in Enlightenment Scotland

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748642007
eISBN:
9781474405980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642007.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

After outlining the history of the Buccleuch estates and the background to the Duke’s inheritance, this chapter focuses on the management of his estates during his long minority, from 1751-1767. The ... More


John Campbell (‘Am Baillidh Mor’), Chamberlain to the 7th and 8th Dukes of Argyll: Tradition and Social Memory

Robin K. Campbell

in The Land Agent: 1700-1920

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474438865
eISBN:
9781474449809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438865.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter highlights the power of oral tradition in perpetuating the villainous images of a Scottish land agent in nineteenth century Argyllshire, through the generations to the present day. It ... More


‘Very real shared traditions’? Thinking about Similarity and Difference in the Construction and Use of Clyde Cairns in the Western Scottish Neolithic

Vicki Cummings

in The Neolithic of Mainland Scotland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748685721
eISBN:
9781474418867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685721.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

In this paper, evidence for Neolithic activity in the western mainland of Scotland is explored, with a particular emphasis on megalithic monumentality and the archaeology of Argyll. This is a much ... More


1705–1706

Frances Harris

in The General in Winter: The Marlborough-Godolphin Friendship and the Reign of Anne

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198802440
eISBN:
9780191840746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802440.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

The sixth chapter traces the beginning of the Whig alliance. The Whigs are now prepared to offer constructive help in return for a share of government. This includes furthering the Union with ... More


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