On This Day: 9th of December

On this day in 1784:

Professor Simson's Papers
Robert SimsonProfessor James Clow informed a meeting of the Faculty that he would donate sixteen quarto volumes of the late Professor Simson's Adversaria to the library, as well as loose papers which had belonged to him.

Births and Deaths

Richard Austen ButlerOn this day in 1902
Richard Austen Butler was born.

On this day in 1708
John Paterson died.

On this day in 1960
William Duncan died.

On this day in 1905
Sir Richard Claverhouse Jebb died.

On this day in 1899
Charles Maurice Yonge was born.

On this day in 1873
Francis Boyd was born.

On this day in 1872
Alexander Cochran was born.

On this day in 1879
Mary Blackhall was born.

On this day in 1884
Georgina Pollock Davie was born.

On this day in 1886
Robert Hamilton Dick was born.

On this day in 1871
David Sloan Harvey was born.

On this day in 1876
John Harvey was born.

On this day in 1880
John Mercer Hunter was born.

On this day in 1887
Margaret Insh was born.

On this day in 1878
George Rutherford Jeffrey was born.

On this day in 1875
Andrew Stewart Lang was born.

On this day in 1985
James McIntosh was born.

On this day in 1884
James McKelvie was born.

On this day in 1878
Margaret McNeill was born.

On this day in 1886
William Aikman Muir was born.

On this day in 1876
Barbara Pagan Osborne was born.

On this day in 1882
John Clegg Pickup was born.

On this day in 1877
Joseph Swinburn Townley was born.

On this day in 1877
Edward Hunter Wardrop was born.

On this day in 1880
Henry Owen Weller was born.

On this day in 1890
Agnes Morton McCracken was born.

On this day in 1890
Daniel Towers Taylor was born.

On this day in 1890
James Couper Rendall was born.

On this day in 1890
Robert Scott McClelland was born.

On this day in 1892
William Ramsay was born.

Max GorfinkelOn this day in 1899
Max Gorfinkel was born.

On this day in 1900
Thomas Tate was born.

On this day in 1890
David Innes Russell was born.

On this day in 1897
Adam Thomson died.

On this day in 1891
Ewen MacRury was born.

Margaret MacgregorOn this day in 1928
Margaret Macgregor died.

On this day in 1892
Henry Buchan Sergeant was born.