Essays submitted to the United College, University of St Andrews, for the Gray Prize.
The following list contains all the essays present. It should be noted that a number of the prize winning essays are wanting.
SESSION 1823/1824 [Translation of Plato Dialogue Crito.]
Matthew Conacher: Platonis Crito (ms4276)
Henry Craik: Platonis Crito (ms4277)
SESSION 1824/1825 [Plato's apology for Socrates - translate.]
Alexander Duff: Apologia Socratis [In Latin] (ms4278)
Robert Lee: Translation of Demosthenes Hynthiaca. Essay lodged with Dr Hunter 24th November 1827. (ms4279)
James Wilson: On Latin Adverbs. Essay lodged with Dr Hunter 3 December 1927. (ms4281)
William Lindsay Alexander: On Latin Adverbs, 27 November 1827. (ms4284)
John Duff: Translation into Greek of Livy, Book V, Chapters 53 and 54 (ms4282)
John Duff: The Causes which retarded the Progress of Liberation at Rome, 9 November 1829. (ms4283)
John Duff: On the Epic Poetry of the Romans. (ms111)
David Strang:The Epic Poetry of the Romans. (ms110)
Alexander Watson: On the Comparative Merits of Homer and Virgil.
John Wilson: On the Comparative Merits of Homer and Virgil. (ms116)
George Blair: The Principle and Form of the Government of Rome from the Foundation of the City to the death of Gracchi. (ms115)
David Thomson: The Principle and Form of the Government of Rome from the Foundation of the City to the death of Gracchi. (ms114)
Alexander Watson: On the Characteristics of the Roman Drama (ms4287)
Unknown: On the Characteristics of the Roman Drama. (ms4288)
David Thomson: On the Characteristics of the Roman Drama. (ms4289)
Unknown: On the Characteristics of the Roman Drama (ms4290)
Thomas Hastie: On the Characteristics of the Roman Drama. (ms4291)
Unknown: On the Characteristics of the Roman Drama
Henry Ramsay: The Advantages resulting from the Study of the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Nations, 1835. (ms104) Calligraphic title page.
David Thomson: Tacitus de Moribus Germanorum.
John Anderson: Tacitus de Moribus Germanorum.
James Bonner: On the Use and Abuse of the Roman Institution Patroni et Clientes (ms4295).
P William Grant: "The Roman Institution Patroni et Clientes (ms112)
Alexander Anderson: The Roman Senate. (ms117)
George Low: The Advantage of studying Mathematical Science. (ms4296)
John Tulloch: On the Civil Institutions of Rome.
Thomas Gilruth: The Laws of the Twelve Tables. (ms103)
John Hunter: On the Origin, Constitution and History of the Amphictyonic Council. (ms109)
Robert Smith: The Nature and History of the Agrarian Laws of Rome. (ms4298)
Alexander Smith: Remarks on the Moral Influence of Poetry and the other Fine Arts. (ms4299)
James B McLaurin: The Utilitarian Theory of Morals. (ms4300)
David Campbell: On the Influence of Greek Colonisation on the Civilisation of the Ancient World. (ms108)
John Duncan: Examination of the various Theories of Perception. (ms4301)
James Nicoll: Remarks on Antiquarianism, its uses and abuses. (ms4302A)
[William McFarlane ?]: Correlation of the Physical Forces. (ms4302B)
[Robert Stephen or Thomas Whitelaw]: Histories of the Progressive Discoveries which have led to our present Knowledge concerning the Double Motion of the Earth. (ms4378)
Charles D Kay: The Difference between Greek and Roman Oratory. (ms4303)
Edward F Day: Physical History of Water. ms4304
Unknown: The Laws and Influence of Association. ms4305
[George Forbes or Alexander Stewart]: Periodic Meteors and Aerolites. (ms4377)
John Ferguson Ewing: The Influence of Greek Civilisation and Thought on the Life and literature of the Romans. (ms4306)
William Macdonald: Spectrum Analysis. (ms4307)
William Gunion Rutherford: Cicero as an Exponent of Greek Philosophy.
Andrew Clark: On Roman Satire.
William Philp: Characteristics of the Roman Drama. (ms4311)
Unknown: Characteristics of the Roman Drama. (ms4310)
William H Winter: Electrodynamics. (ms4312)
Unknown: The Discoveries of Kepler and Newton in relation to the Law of Gravitation. (ms4313)
David Rintoul: The Discoveries of Kepler and Newton in Relation to the Law of Gravitation. (ms4315)
Charles Christie: Personality [Probably 1880/1881].
Patrick O Macdonald: The Introduction and Growth of Hellenism among the Romans. (ms4316)
Edward E Prince: Roman Elegy. (ms4317)
Unknown: Personality [1880/1881 or 1881/1882 ?]. (ms4318)
Alexander Cleland: The Physical Basis of Spectrum Analysis. (ms4319)
William Cormack: The Physical Basis of Spectrum Analysis. (ms4323)
George Anderson Douglas: The Physical Basis of Spectrum Analysis. (ms4321)
[William Dow Bell?]: The Physical Basis of Spectrum Analysis. (ms4324)
Alexander Bisset: The Physical Basis of Spectrum Analysis. (ms4322)
Edward E Prince: Philosophy, History and Art. (ms4320) [The Gray prize was awarded to this essay on 8th March 1884. ]
John Reid: What kind of help towards the more effective study of classical literature may be derived from archaeological discoveries? (ms4325)
David Christie: Friction - its Application in the Arts. (ms4326)
Unknown: The Kinetic Theory of Gases as an explanation of various physical and chemical laws. (ms4327)
John C Peat: The Doctrine of Evolution, Philosophically and Historically considered. (ms4329A)
Richard Andrews Fluck: Evolution, Historically and Philosophically considered. (ms4329B).
Alexander Campbell Robertson: Epicurus, His Philosophy as depicted by Lucretius. (ms4330)
George Lawson: The Relations of History to system in Philosophy.
David Irons: The Change in the Religious Conceptions of the Greeks from Homer to Plato. (ms4332)
Andrew Brown: The Change in the Religious Conceptions of the Greeks from Homer to Plato.
John Macbeth: The Change in the Religious Conceptions of the Greeks from Homer to Plato. (ms4333)
[Unknown - George Lawson???]: The Physical Properties of Water. (ms4334)
Edward John Smyth Teviotdale: The Physical Properties of Water (ms4335)
[Norman D Smith ?]: The Evolution of Monistic Thought from Spinoza to Hegel. (ms4336)
William Ewan: The Position of Ennius in the History of Roman Literature. (ms4337)
Walter Anderson: The Position of Ennius in the History of Roman Literature. (ms4338)
Alexander Leighton: On Clouds and their Properties. (ms4339)
Unknown: On Clouds and their Properties. (ms4340)
James Alexander Murray: Agnosticism, Ancient and Modern. (ms4343)
John Nicolson: Agnosticism, Ancient and Modern. (ms4341)
John Weipers: Agnosticism, Ancient and Modern. (ms4342)
[William Pitkeathly or highly commended George Ballingal Neave]: The Liquefaction of Gases and its bearing on the Properties of Matter at excessively Low Temperature. (ms4344).
[William Pitkeathly or highly commended George Ballingal Neave]: The Liquefaction of Gases and its bearing on the Properties of Matter at excessively Low Temperatures. (ms4345).
John Whittle: Personality in its Psychological and Metaphysical Aspects. (ms4346)