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On This Day: 15th of September

On this day in 1617:

Mortification by Michael Wilsoun of £500
A mortification (i.e. donation) of 500 pounds sterling by Michael Wilsoun of Eastbourne in Sussex, for the rebuilding of decayed parts of the University buildings. This is possibly the same Michael Wilsoun who graduated MA from the University in 1585.

On this day in 1809:

Blackfriars Church
The Faculty agreed "to allow the front of their gallery in the Blackfriars Church to be painted at the estimate given."

On this day in 1992:

Opening of Robertson Building
Sir James BlackThe Robertson Building was officially opened by the Nobel Laureate, Sir James Black.

Births and Deaths

John Hutton BalfourOn this day in 1808
John Hutton Balfour was born.

On this day in 1868
Gilbert Davies was born.

On this day in 1890
Sir Ernest Bullock was born.

On this day in 1852
James Campbell was born.

On this day in 1853
Richard Gregor Dick was born.

On this day in 1865
Andrew Donald was born.

On this day in 1859
David Erskine was born.

On this day in 1863
Edward Henry Fyffe was born.

On this day in 1867
Henry Wernicke Gentels was born.

On this day in 1866
John McGilchrist was born.

On this day in 1865
Alexander Lewis Mathieson was born.

On this day in 1866
John Stewart was born.

On this day in 1886
Catherine Raphael Denny Campbell was born.

On this day in 1947
John Marshall Cowan died.

On this day in 1881
George Green was born.

On this day in 1964
Margaret Mary Hardy died.

On this day in 1880
Lawrence Hislop was born.

On this day in 1884
John Finlay Macdonald was born.

On this day in 1878
Robert Maxwell Macfarlane was born.

On this day in 1877
Edward Magoveny was born.

On this day in 1879
Isabella McHaffie was born.

On this day in 1889
Mary Wilson McNiven was born.

On this day in 1886
William Thomson Robertson was born.

On this day in 1875
Alfred Sands Rogen was born.

On this day in 1876
William Oswald Taylor was born.

On this day in 1890
Conrad Baenninger was born.

On this day in 2003
Joseph Wilfred Hughes died.

On this day in 1889
Robert Arbuckle Barr was born.

On this day in 1890
Jessie Flora Macrae was born.

Kathleen Fryer Matriculation Slip 1927-28On this day in 1905
Kathleen Melita Fryer was born.

On this day in 1893
Robert Gilmour Paterson was born.

On this day in 1894
Elizabeth Smith Robertson was born.