Forename: David Steuart
Degree Information: LLD (1763) ; LLD (1766)
Countries of Association: Scotland
Further information from the University records:
Addison 1727-1897 reads: Then Lord Cardross (David Steuart Erskine); studied at Glasgow University; originator of the Scottish Society of Antiquaries; described by Sir Walter Scott as "a person whose immense vanity, bordering on insanity, obscured, or rather eclipsed, very considerable talents"; brother of Henry Erskine, Advocate, and Thomas Erskine, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain; born 1st June (O.S.), 1742; died at Dryburgh Abbey, 20th April, 1829. From some unexplained cause this LL.D. degree was twice granted.