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Roger L. Emerson

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780748625963

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625963.001.0001

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Thomas Tullideph's St Andrews, 1747–1777

Thomas Tullideph's St Andrews, 1747–1777

(p.459) 16 Thomas Tullideph's St Andrews, 1747–1777
Academic Patronage in the Scottish Enlightenment

Roger L. Emerson

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter discusses the appointments at St Andrews during Principal Tullideph's regime. It notes that Principal Tullideph became the dominant figure at St Andrews after his appointment as principal at St Leonard's in 1739. It observes that during his tenure at St Leonard's and then as principal of the United College, the level of government involvement with the University steadily increased. It reports that after 1747, valuable places ensured the attention of political managers such as Ilay, his nephews, John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, and James Stuart Mackenzie, and William Mure of Caldwell, Baron of the Exchequer. It observes that these four men were all more interested in seeing university positions go to those best qualified to serve in them than had been the Squadrone politicians.

Keywords:   Principal Tullideph, St Leonard's, United College, Ilay, John Stuart, Earl of Bute, James Stuart Mackenzie, William Mure, Exchequer, Squadrone politicians

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