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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


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


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


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


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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