Commonplace book of David Morrison, 1885

Scope and Content

Daily Musings. A commonplace book of David Morrison, professor of moral philosophy, University of St Andrews, 1924-1936.

pp.1-26, 306-333, 336 notes on philosophical subjects together with [draft ?] questions on philosophy [intended for students].

Starting from back of volume:-

pp.339-344 'Random Chords, my stray poetic musings, 1885'. Three [original?] poems in the hand of Morrison.

pp.348 and 350 Title pages with line drawing in red ink.

Administrative / Biographical History

David Morrison (1867-1936), son of George Morrison, a soldier in Dundee. He studied on the continent at Paris, Jena and Frieburg before attending the United College at the University of St Andrews, in 1891/1982 and then from 1895 until gaining his MA with first class honours in mental philosophy in 1900. he again went abroad to study at Berlin and Strasburg. On his return to Scotland in 1908 he worked as an assistant to Professor Stout at St Andrews until 1914, then lecturered in philosophy at the United College Dundee from 1919 to 1924. In that year he was appointed professor of moral philosophy, University of St Andrews, and remained there until his death in 1936.

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Acquisition Information

Purchased from the library of Professor Morrison, 1936.


Call number used to be ms677

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Archivist's Note

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

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