Thomas Tullideph's St Andrews, 1747–1777

Roger L. Emerson

in Academic Patronage in the Scottish Enlightenment

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print April 2008 | ISBN: 9780748625963
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748653652 | DOI:
Thomas Tullideph's St Andrews, 1747–1777

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This chapter discusses the appointments at St Andrews during Principal Tullideph's regime. It notes that Principal Tullideph became the dominant figure at St Andrews after his appointment as principal at St Leonard's in 1739. It observes that during his tenure at St Leonard's and then as principal of the United College, the level of government involvement with the University steadily increased. It reports that after 1747, valuable places ensured the attention of political managers such as Ilay, his nephews, John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, and James Stuart Mackenzie, and William Mure of Caldwell, Baron of the Exchequer. It observes that these four men were all more interested in seeing university positions go to those best qualified to serve in them than had been the Squadrone politicians.

Keywords: Principal Tullideph; St Leonard's; United College; Ilay; John Stuart; Earl of Bute; James Stuart Mackenzie; William Mure; Exchequer; Squadrone politicians

Chapter.  14436 words. 

Subjects: Regional and Area Studies

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