CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 302
TitleJames Melvin, schoolmaster: A Latin Grammar, supplementary to the rudiments: containing Rules in Latin Verse for Etymology and Prosody
Extent1 volume
Creator NameMelvin, James (1795-1853); Latin scholar, schoolteacher
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 James Melvin.
DescriptionLatin Grammar, supplementary to the Rudiments (second edition, manuscript, at Aberdeen), 1822.
Access StatusOpen
Physical DescriptionSections independently numbered; 24; 5 cm
Related MaterialSee MS 2803 'James Melvin: notebook' and MS 2385, 'James Melvin: testimonial papers'
Add to My Items