Papers of Duncan Harkness Weir, 1822-1876, Professor of Hebrew and Oriental Languages, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

Notes for lectures given by Duncan Harness Weir on: Hebrew syntax 1850s; Arabic (with list of student names inside front cover) 1850s

Administrative / Biographical History

Duncan Harkness Weir was born in Greenock, Inverclyde, Scotland, in 1822 . He attended the University of Glasgow, graduating Master of Arts in 1840 and then as a Doctor of Divinity in 1864. He was appointed minister of the Scots Church in Manchester, England, in 1849, leaving the following year  to take up the post of Professor of Hebrew and Oriental Languages at the University of Glasgow. He held this post until his death in 1876  as well as being Clerk to the Senate from 1855-1876  with responsibilities for the organisation of Senate, the University's governing body. His son, Thomas Hunter Weir (1865-1928) later became a lecturer in Arabic at the University. Duncan died in Southport, England in 1876 .

Hew Scott, Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae: The Succession of Ministers in the Church of Scotland from the Reformation (Edinburgh, 1915- )


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Acquisition Information

Estate of Thomas Hunter : 1928 : ACCN 2533

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Item level descriptions are available via the department's online manuscripts catalogue available at  searching by the call number MS Gen 912

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Archivist's Note

Compiled by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 14 February 2003

No alterations made to date

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Custodial History

Held by Thomas Hunter Weir, son of Duncan Harness Weir


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Related Material

GB 247 MS Gen 913 Papers of Thomas Hunter Weir, son of Duncan Harkness Weir


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