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Academic Patronage in the Scottish EnlightenmentGlasgow, Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities$
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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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Glasgow under the Campbells, 1725–1742

Glasgow under the Campbells, 1725–1742

(p.84) 4 Glasgow under the Campbells, 1725–1742
Academic Patronage in the Scottish Enlightenment

Roger L. Emerson

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter discusses the selection from among the list of clerics contending for the principality of Glasgow. It notes that these men were Neil Campbell, William Hamilton, James Hart, James Alston, William Gusthart (or Gusthard), William Wishart II, and James Smith. It reports that Neil Campbell, who had the endorsement of a Colonel Campbell, was almost certainly Ilay's cousin and eventual heir of line, the father of the boy whom Principal Stirling had fined, and was installed in January 1728, where for some years he buttressed Ilay's power in the University, the town, and in the local courts of the Kirk. It further reports that Principal Campbell's tenure was slightly longer than that of his kinsman the Earl. It observes that his long regime was marked by his lordly cousin's interference in the affairs of the University and College, which flourished partly as a consequence of their attentions.

Keywords:   clerics, principality of Glasgow, Neil Campbell, William Hamilton, James Hart, James Alston, William Gusthart, William Wishart II, James Smith, Ilay

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