Papers by or relating to William Dunlop, c.1649-1700, Church of Scotland Minister, Principal of the University of Glasgow

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Scope and Content

  • Commissions 1692-1698
  • Letter 1694-1695
  • Bill of exchange 1694-1695

Administrative / Biographical History

William Dunlop,  c.1649-1700 , was born as the son of a parish minister in Paisley, Scotland, in  c1649 . He became a licentiate of the Church of Scotland, but emigrated to Carolina, North America, where he appears to have combined the functions of a soldier and a chaplain and become a major of a regiment of militia. He returned from America some time after  1688  and became minister of Ochiltree, East Ayrshire, Scotland, and then of Paisley. In  1690 , he was appointed principal of the  University of Glasgow, Scotland, by King William III, and became Vice Chancellor of the University of Glasgow in  1691 . At the same time he continued to work in the church becoming a minister in Glasgow. In  1693 , he was appointed historiographer of Scotland. He died in  1700 .

Source: Dictionary of National Biography.

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Acquisition Information

Purchase : John Smith & Son : March 1985 : ACCN 4746

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Related Material

GB 237 Dc 4 70; Dk 1 1; La iii 305 William Dunlop, (c1649-1700), Principal of the University of Glasgow, correspondence and papers (Edinburgh University Library); GB 0233 MSS 9250-70 William Dunlop, (c1649-1700), Principal of the University of Glasgow, correspondence and papers (National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Division); GB 0233 William Dunlop, (c1649-1700), Principal of the University of Glasgow, family correspondence and papers (National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Division).

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