CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 520
Title'The English Persius', translated by Alexander Cuming
Date1745 - 1755
Extent0.01 linear metres
Administrative HistoryTranslated by Alexander Cuming (later Sir Alexander), a student, under the supervision of William Smith in Aberdeen. According to Flora Roy, a scholar who studied the volume in 1980, it is a copy made much later than the original work carried out around 1707. From internal evidence, it was over forty-two years since he had left Westminster School where he had started the work: he had continued it at Aberdeen under Smith, and it was later completed by his son.
SourceApparently purchased by the library around 1900.
Description'The English Persius', translated by Alexander Cuming, 1707.
AccrualsNone expected.
Access StatusOpen
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Physical DescriptionNo physical conditions affecting use of collection.
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