Papers of Dr John Borthwick Barbour, fl.1830-1877, founder of the Barbour Scholarship, University of Glasgow, Scotland

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  • Procuratory of resignation 1764
  • Various correspondence to and from Dr John Barbour 1873-1908
  • Receipts for various shares and investments 1873-1908
  • Accounts and estimates sent to Dr Barbour 1873-1908
  • Fire Insurance Policy for the property 4 Maison Dieu Road, Dover 1877
  • Inventories and valuations of the late Dr Barbour's possessions 1877
  • Copy decree of distribution at the probabte court of the City and County of San Francisco, State of California, relating to the estate of the late Dr Barbour 1879
  • Copy deeds 1875-1884
  • Death certificate of John Paterson Smith, a trustee of the late Dr Barbour, thereafter registered by the North British Railway Company 1884
  • Deeds of assumption from various people 1889-1890
  • Certificate of burial of Christopher Kilvinton Worsford, a trustee, 1897
  • Minutes of various meetings 1906
  • Papers relating to the Victoria Stream Tin Company 1875-1877
  • Papers relating to the Bank of Scotland 1883-1907

Administrative / Biographical History

John Borthwick Barbour was a doctor of medicine, gaining his MD in 1865  . Upon his death on the 12th February 1877  , he bequeathed the residue of his personal estate (subject to the life-rent of his widow) to the University of Glasgow for the foundation of a scholarship for the promotion of original research in Anatomy or Physiology. Barbour stated that the free annual income, of around å£200, should be paid to a member of the University who was undertaking a Master of Arts course, or a Bachelor of Science course. The regulations for the scholarship were approved by the Senate in 1908  . The usual tenure of the Barbour Scholarship was two years, but a scholar could be reappointed for a further period provided they did not hold it for more than four years. The scholarship appears to have run until c.1980  .


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