The Classical Entertainer, St Andrews University student magazine, 1862-1863.

Scope and Content

The Classical Entertainer.

A student magazine of the University of St Andrews in manuscript form containing articles, poems, political comments, cartoons, riddles, with annotations in the hand of J S Mackay, illustrations by James Ramsay, and contributions by William Wallace, James Ramsay, Andrew Jolly, J G McPherson, James Young Thirde, and R E Anderson.

Typescript letter, with signature, from David J B Ritchie, secretary of the Alumnus Association, University of St Andrews, to the University Librarian [George Herbert Bushnell] forwarding the volume.Headed notepaper, The University, St Andrews, 27 October 1933.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Classical Entertainer was founded in 1861 but did not last long, handing over to the St Andrews University Magazine in 1863.

Access Information

By appointment with the Keeper of Manuscripts. Access to records containing confidential information may be restricted.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs Margaret M Thirde or Henderson of Orangedale, Koster, Transvaal, Republic of South Africa, 27 Oct 1933.


Call number used to be ms60

Other Finding Aids

Individual Manuscripts and Small Collections database available as part of Manuscripts Database.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Binding by Cockerell: quarter vellum with marbled boards. Binder's note pasted inside back cover.Paper: 18.2x23.8cm approx.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Maia Sheridan, Archives Hub project archivist, based on material from the Manuscripts Database.

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Keeper of Manuscripts. Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.