Biography of Henry Glassford Bell
Henry Glassford Bell
Henry Glassford Bell (1803-1874) was Dean of Faculties from 1865 to 1868. He helped raise funds for the relocation of the University to Gilmorehill in 1870.
Educated at Glasgow High School and the University of Edinburgh, Bell became a theatre critic, wrote poetry, and edited the Edinburgh Literary Journal from 1828 to 1831. He was a founder of the Royal Scottish Academy.
Bell became an advocate in 1832, Sheriff Substitute of Lanarkshire in 1839 and Sheriff Principal in 1867. He was the first person in the 19th century to be buried in the nave of Glasgow Cathedral.