On This Day: 17th of November

On this day in 1759:

James Boswell
James Boswell (1740-1795), who became famous as a diarist and the biographer of Samuel Johnston, matriculated to study at the University.

On this day in 1927:

The publication of Gloag - Henderson first edition of The Law of Scotland is an immediate success
William Murray GloagProfessor Gloag, Regius Professor of Law in the University from 1905-1934, and Edinburgh Professor of Scots Law, Henderson, published their textbook in 1927. In the Scotsman review it is described in glowing terms - "Its lucid and well systemised exposition may indeed, prove useful to busy practitioners, who have not ready access to the older works of reference"

On this day in 1953:

Greer Garson at the Union
The actress Greer Garson presented a talk at Glasgow University Union entitled "Shakespeare Through the Medium of Film."

Births and Deaths

On this day in 2001
Alan Watson died.

On this day in 1866
James Paton Boyd was born.

On this day in 1865
Norman Fraser was born.

On this day in 1874
John Girvan was born.

On this day in 1868
Stuart MacBirnie was born.

On this day in 1866
Donald Maclachlan was born.

On this day in 1865
James McGlashan was born.

On this day in 1865
Kenneth Child Mackenzie was born.

On this day in 1866
James Martin was born.

On this day in 1867
James Muir was born.

On this day in 1871
Walter Paul was born.

On this day in 1864
Andrew Flemming Smith was born.

On this day in 1869
Alexander Stevenson was born.

On this day in 1886
Henry Wilkes died.

On this day in 1864
Richard John Wylie was born.

On this day in 1883
Thomas Dempster Cranston was born.

On this day in 1879
William Gemmill was born.

On this day in 1880
Louis Leisler Greig was born.

On this day in 1874
Elizabeth Hannah was born.

On this day in 1863
Minna Amelia Macfarlane was born.

On this day in 1877
David Lindsay Montgomerie was born.

On this day in 1878
Robert Thomson Neilson was born.

On this day in 1878
Alexander Strachan was born.

On this day in 1879
James Walker was born.

On this day in 1889
James Cookburn Williamson was born.

On this day in 1880
Robert Gilmour Wylie was born.

On this day in 1888
Andrew Gibb Lawson was born.

On this day in 1891
James Stewart Simpson was born.

James McCune SmithOn this day in 1865
James McCune Smith died.

On this day in 1938
Sir Robert K. C. B. Chalmers died.

On this day in 1890
Thomas Henry Brown was born.

On this day in 1888
Janet Eunice Copeland was born.

On this day in 1901
Jeannie Cockburn Gartshore was born.

On this day in 1890
John Carmichael was born.

On this day in 1916
Lieutenant Patrick Joseph McCusker died.

James Witherspoon in Matriculation Album (GUA26678)On this day in 1751
James Witherspoon was born.

On this day in 1891
Dorothy Sylvia Grantham Balfour was born.

On this day in 1893
Robert Crawford Clark was born.

On this day in 1891
John Norman Cruickshank was born.

On this day in 1892
Charles Laird was born.

On this day in 1881
John Black died.

On this day in 1888
Robert Black died.