Collection of copies of 'The Procession' 1874, and of 'Monthly Papers for Students' 1876, Edinburgh University

Scope and Content

This small hybrid collection contains in a single volume - bound together - off-print copies of The Procession, copies of Monthly Papers for Students, manuscript notes, and newspaper cuttings.

The printed copies of articles from The Procession (or possibly complete issues of the journal) include: 1874 - The Procession - a fragmentary epic on recent events; and, 1874 - The Election.

Newspaper cuttings are from The Scotsman dated Saturday 11 April 1874, and relating to the closing of Greek classes in the University. There is a handwritten copy of an article in The Scotsman 24 January 1874 relating to the procession in honour of the marriage of the Duke of Edinburgh to the Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna of Russia in St. Petersburg the previous day.

Copies of Monthly Papers for Students include: No.1. January 1876 - Student songs; and, No.11. February 1876 - Vivisection, The Celtic Chair, and other poems

The volume contains the ownership signature of : R.Donaldson.

The first copy of The Procession has the name 'W.Archer' pencilled in underneath the printed phrase 'By a student'.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Procession was published by E. and S. Livingstone, 57 South Bridge, Edinburgh. The material in this small collection of off-prints/issues relates to the election of the Earl of Derby as Rector of Edinburgh University in 1874, and also to the closing of Greek classes at the University in 1874.

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Acquisition Information

Material found during decant activity, January 2007, given Accession no: E2007.01.


The biographical/administrative history was compiled using material contained in the collection.

Other Finding Aids

None prepared for this collection.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Graeme D. Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections.

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