On This Day: 26th of March

On this day in 1815:

Seditious Sermon?
James Mylne, Professor of Moral Philosophy from 1797 to 1839 and University chaplain, preached a sermon which included a reading from the 26th Paraphrase,

"Behold he comes! your leader comes,

with might and honour crown'd".

Some of the congregation believed that the sermon referred to the Emperor Napoleon's escape from Elba and the Sheriff was persuaded to investigate an alleged case of sedition. Mylne was subsequently absolved of any seditious intent by the Lord Advocate.

Births and Deaths

Andrew Cecil Bradley, 1891On this day in 1851
Andrew Cecil Bradley was born.

On this day in 1776
George Boyle 4th Earl of Glasgow was born.

On this day in 1851
James Seaton Reid died.

Jessie CampbellOn this day in 1827
Jessie Campbell of Tullichewan was born.

On this day in 1961
Robert Lennie died.

On this day in 2007
David Hole died.

On this day in 1863
John Anderson was born.

On this day in 1867
Robert Buchanan was born.

On this day in 1873
Norman MacNair was born.

Margaret Cochran Dewar, Graduation 1894On this day in 1961
Margaret Cochran Dewar died.

On this day in 1861
Aeneas Henderson was born.

On this day in 1857
William Logan was born.

On this day in 1866
Andrew Nicholson McGregor was born.

On this day in 1949
Hugh Miller died.

On this day in 1871
John Morrison was born.

On this day in 1843
William Fleming Phillips was born.

On this day in 1861
Allan Reid was born.

On this day in 1868
Archibald George Sanders was born.

On this day in 1859
Thomas Hill Wilson was born.

Portrait of Dr Winterbottom, courtesy of Tyne and Wear Archive ServicesOn this day in 1766
Thomas Masterman Winterbottom was born.

On this day in 1887
David Rutherford Adams was born.

On this day in 1889
David Dick Anderson was born.

On this day in 1868
Hugh Black was born.

On this day in 1889
William John Curran was born.

On this day in 1882
William Maxwell Fulson was born.

On this day in 1872
John Andrew Garden was born.

On this day in 1888
George David Henderson was born.

On this day in 1889
James Morison Macaulay was born.

On this day in 1888
Andrew Bruce MacLean was born.

On this day in 1885
Robert Marshall was born.

On this day in 1884
Margaret McGill was born.

On this day in 1884
Frederick Barclay Morrison was born.

On this day in 1886
John Geddes Ritchie was born.

On this day in 1878
James Sinclair was born.

On this day in 1880
Lily Smellie was born.

On this day in 1873
Daniel Rees Thomas was born.

On this day in 1874
Frederick Allan Watson was born.

On this day in 1874
Hugh Ferguson Watson was born.

On this day in 1888
Elizabeth Grandison Young was born.

On this day in 1885
Florence Marian McNeill was born.

On this day in 1889
John Ritchie Richmond Ritchie was born.

On this day in 1891
Thomas Martin was born.

On this day in 1889
William Whitelaw was born.

On this day in 1927
Anstruther Abercrombie Lawson died.

On this day in 1893
Helen Alexander McGregor was born.

Alexander Thom's matriculation slip (1914-1915) On this day in 1894
Alexander Thom was born.

Irvine T Parker, Newspaper clippingOn this day in 1890
Irvine Theodore Parker was born.

On this day in 1898
James Brown was born.

On this day in 1893
Alice Margaret Nisbet was born.