On This Day: 23rd of July

On this day in 1810:

New Building
The Faculty Minutes carried a report that "it having been represented that the proposed stone to be employed for the west front of the new building now erecting on the site of the Common Hall is very inferior in point of quality and appearance to that which is used in the East Front...", the contractor had been approached and asked to use stone from the Garscube quarry for both fronts.

Births and Deaths

William RamsayOn this day in 1916
Sir William Ramsay died.

On this day in 1773
Sir Thomas MakDougall Brisbane Baronet was born.

Archibald YoungOn this day in 1939
Archibald Young died.

Philip CavesOn this day in 1978
Philip Caves died.

William Gillies WhittakerOn this day in 1876
William Whittaker was born.

On this day in 1780
David Smylie died.

On this day in 1857
William Greenhorne was born.

On this day in 1863
William Thomson Blakely was born.

On this day in 1866
William Robert Jack was born.

On this day in 1869
David Clark Laird was born.

On this day in 1870
Frederick Alexander MacQuisten was born.

James Maxton's matriculation record, 1904On this day in 1946
James Maxton died.

On this day in 1877
William Broad was born.

On this day in 1888
Ebenezer Broadhead was born.

On this day in 1884
Andrew Donaldson Cowan was born.

On this day in 1877
James Dick was born.

On this day in 1874
Robert Douglas was born.

On this day in 1883
Thomas Henderson Forrest was born.

On this day in 1884
David Kennedy was born.

On this day in 1879
Duncan McTaggart was born.

On this day in 1884
Clark Nicholson was born.

On this day in 1961
Robert Thomson died.

On this day in 1874
John Arne Henricson was born.

On this day in 1867
Terugoro Fujii was born.

On this day in 1885
Neil Islay Sinclair was born.

On this day in 1898
Ida Maria Carolina Fattori was born.

On this day in 1895
Ernest Gunn Macintyre was born.

On this day in 1962
John Pendleton White died.

On this day in 1892
Janet Clark Scott was born.

On this day in 1890
William Mitchell Stewart was born.

On this day in 1894
Jessie Callander Binnie was born.