Record

CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
LevelFonds
Ref NoMS 390
TitleJames Melvin, schoolmaster: manuscript notes on Latin syntax
DateEarly 19th century
Extent0.03 linear metres
Creator NameMelvin; James (1795-1853); schoolmaster
Administrative HistoryMelvin was born in 1795 in Aberdeen and educated there at the Grammar School and at Marischal College, where he graduated A.M. in 1816. He was a teacher and later also lecturer in humanity (Latin) at his old college. He was a careful and successful teacher and an eminent Latin scholar, and ‘Latin Exercises as dictated by the late James Melvin, LL.D.’ was published in 1857 (four years after his death in 1853) by the rector of Grantown Grammar School: it was subsequently revised and re-edited by other teachers. He produced a Latin grammar in 1822, of which there were several editions. His library of over 6,000 books (mostly a fine collection of classical and mediaeval Latin literature) was left to Marischal College, Aberdeen.
SourceGifted by Dr Melvin.
DescriptionNotes on Latin syntax, by Melvin, early 19th century.
AccrualsNone expected.
Access StatusOpen
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LanguageEnglish
Latin
Physical DescriptionNo physical conditions affecting use of collection.
Persons
CodeName
NA15911Melvin; James (1795-1853); schoolmaster
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