Correspondence from Professor William Dunlop, 1692-1720, to Professor Alexander Dunlop, 1684-1747

Scope and Content

Transcripts of thirty-six letters passing between Professor William Dunlop, Edinburgh and Professor Alexander Dunlop, Glasgow, 1715-1720. Mainly deals with University voting procedures for Rector; general University procedures; personal letters dealing with illness. Most are unsigned and undated.

Administrative / Biographical History

Professor William Dunlop was born in 1692. He was Professor of Church History at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, between 1714-1720. Previously he had been a librarian at the University of Glasgow, 1710-1711.

His correspondent was his brother, Professor Alexander Dunlop who was born in 1684. He was Professor of Greek at the University of Glasgow between 1704-1747. He was also a librarian at the University of Glasgow, 1703-1707.


The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received

Access Information

private records deposited by the owners


Acquisition Information

Gift: descendant of Dunlop family : 22 February 1932 : ACCN 1417

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Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Gordon Brown, MPhil Digital Preservation student, 12 February 2002

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Head of Special Collections

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 249 procedures

Custodial History

Unknown. Records deposited with Economic History Department, Glasgow University. Management of collection transferred to Glasgow University Archives in 1975.


None expected

Location of Originals

This material is a transcript of original letters. The location of the originals is unknown but presumably are held by the depositor.