- Correspondence c1870
- Lecture notes 1863-1865
Papers of John Caird, 1820-1898, theologian and Principal, University of Glasgow, Scotland
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- ReferenceGB 247 MS Gen 510-19-20, MS Gen 749
- Dates of Creation1863-c.1870
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- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description0.06 metres
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Administrative / Biographical History
John Caird was born in Greenock, Inverclyde, Scotland, in 1820 . He was the brother of the philosopher Professor Edward Caird. John Caird was educated in Greenock and received his MA from the University of Glasgow , Scotland, in 1845 . In 1847 he was Minister at the Parish of Lady Yester's, Edinburgh, Scotland and then from 1849 at Errol, Perthshire, Scotland, where he stayed until 1857 . In 1857, he was appointed to be the minister of Park Church, Glasgow, it was also in this year that he preached before Queen Victoria at Balmoral, Royal Deeside, Scotland. In 1860, he was awarded an honorary degree of DD from the University of Glasgow, and in 1862 he was appointed Professor of Divinity at the same university. John Caird was appointed Principal of the University of Glasgow in 1873 . He was awarded an honorary degree of LLD from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1884 . He published many works, including the Introduction to the philosophy of religion (1880 ). He died in 1898 .
Source: Dictionary of National Biography, (London, 1903)
The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received
Ms Gen 510/19-20: Purchased, 1960, ACCN 4107; MS Gen 749: Gifted, 1978, ACCN 4330
Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.
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Ms Gen 510/19-20: Held by Edward Hall until 1960; MS Gen 749: Held by Mrs G F MacKinnon until 1978
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Compiled by Elaine MacGillivray, Archive Assistant, July 2003