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William Adam

Biography of William Adam

Old College Library - Design by William Adam
Old College Library - Design by William Adam

William Adam, born 1689, was a very successful designer and entrepreneur during the eighteenth century. He was dubbed Scotland's 'universal architect' by John Clerk of Eldin and was invited, possibly at the suggestion of the University Chancellor, James Graham 1st the Duke of Montrose, to design the Old College Library. The designs were approved by the senate 9 May, 1732. William Adam died in 1748.


William Adam

Born 1689.
Died 1748.
University Link: GU Degree:
Occupation categories: architects
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Record last updated: 6th Feb 2015

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