Papers of Agionly Ross Carson, 1780-1850, Classical Scholar, Rector of Edinburgh High School, Edinburgh, Scotland

Scope and Content

Correspondence, addressed to his wife, relating to his unsuccessful candidacy for the Chair of Greek at the University of Glasgow, Scotland 1821

Administrative / Biographical History

Agionly Ross Carson was born in  1780 . He studied at the  University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland until  1797 . He was then appointed headmaster of Dumfries Grammar School, Dumfries, Scotland, in  1801 . He became the classical master of Edinburgh High School, Edinburgh, in  1806 , and the rector of that school in  1820 . He received his LLD from the  University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland, in  1826 . He retired from his position of rector of Edinburgh High School in 1845. He died in 1850.


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Acquisition Information

Gifted, January 1962, ACCN 4121

Other Finding Aids

Item level descriptions are available via the department's online manuscripts catalogue available at the University of Glasgow Library, Department of Special Collections, searching by the call number MS Gen 501/7.

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Archivist's Note

Fonds level description compiled by Elaine MacGillivray, Archive Assistant, August 2003.

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This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 0247 procedures

Custodial History

Held by the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain until January 1962


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Related Material

GB 0236, NRA(S)1726, NRA 21845 RHS Letters to Aglionly Ross Carson, relating to school and miscellaneous topics (Edinburgh City Archives). For contact details of all repositories with a GB code, see the  Archon repository search page, at the Historical Manuscripts Commission.


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