Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

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Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

Kerr, Schomberg Henry (1833 - 1900), Lord Keeper of Privy Seal of Scotland from 1874; Hon. Colonel 3rd Battalion Royal Scots Regiment from 1889; Captain-General Royal Corps of Archers from 1884; President Society of Antiquaries, Scotland, and Royal Geographical Society of Scotland

ANDERSON, Joseph (1832 - 1916), Keeper of the National Museum of Antiquities, Edinburgh, 1870–1913, and Assistant-Secretary of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

MACKIE, John Duncan (1887 - 1978), HM Historiographer in Scotland since 1958; Professor of Scottish History and Literature in the University of Glasgow, 1930–57, retired; Dean of Faculties (Deputy-Principal), 1940–45; visiting Canadian and S. African Universities on British Council travel grants; Member Scottish Records Advisory Council and Chairman, Scottish National Register of Archives; a Vice-President, of Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 1949–53; President of Scottish History Society; President of Historical Association of Scotland, 1949–53; Member, Scottish National Portrait Gallery Advisory Committee; President of Glasgow Archæological Society, 1936–39

MAXWELL, Herbert Eustace (1845 - 1937), a Lord of the Treasury, 1886–92; President Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 1900–13; Chairman Royal Commission on Tuberculosis, 1897–98, and of Royal Commission on Scottish Historical Monuments; Chairman, National Library of Scotland, 1928–35

BLACK, William George (1857 - 1932), Member of Panel of ex-Officers Employment Bureau, Clement’s Inn; Vice-Chairman of St Mungo’s College, Glasgow; Chairman of Ophthalmic Institution, Glasgow; a Trustee of the Navy League; Member of Executive Committee of Navy League, and Chairman of Glasgow and West of Scotland Branch; Ex-President of Glasgow Archæological Society; local Secretary for Scotland of Society of Antiquaries of London; late Member of Council of Congress of Archæological Societies, London; late Member of Committee of Management of Philip Stott College (Unionist Association); Chairman of Glasgow Good Government League; Member of Council of Scottish Branch of British Red Cross Society; JP


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The society was instituted in 1780 to study the antiquities of Scotland, particularly through archaeological research. A library and offices are maintained at the National Museums of Scotland in Edinburgh. Publications include the Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and Research Reports. Fellowship of the society permits use of the distinction FSA (Scot).

Subjects: Archaeology.

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