CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 2384
TitleWilliam Hunter: miscellaneous papers relating to University and legal apprenticeship
Date1826 - 1834
Extent0.02 linear metres
Creator NameHunter, William (1812-1903); advocate, factor to Aberdeen University
Administrative HistoryWilliam Hunter graduated A.M. at Marischal College in 1830 and was admitted to the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen in 1840. For some time he was the factor to the University of Aberdeen and was awarded the honorary degree of LL.D. by Aberdeen University in 1890.

James Edmond, to whom Hunter was apprenticed, was an alumnus of Marischal College, Aberdeen, 1811 - 1814. He was admitted a member of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen in 1821 and was Lecturer in Scots Law and conveyancing at Marischal College from 1828 to 1843.

For further details see P.J. Anderson, ed. 'Fasti Mariscallanae...' (1889), ii, 460. Also, W. Johnston, ed., 'Roll of Graduates University of Aberdeen 1860-1900)
SourceThe papers were probably deposited in the University Library by some member of the Hunter family after his death but were not catalogued until 1961.
DescriptionMiscellaneous papers, including: class and other admission cards issued to Hunter while an undergraduate (MS 2384/1); certificates relating to attendance at classes in the Faculty of Law (MS 2384/2); essays written while a student in the Humanity class (MS 2384/3); and letters and papers concerning his university career or legal apprenticeship to James Edmond, 1826 - 1834 (MS 2384/4-6).
Access StatusOpen
Physical DescriptionThey are in good condition apart from MS 2384/6 which requires repair.
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