CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3077
TitleAndrew Cant: lecture notes on Aristotle's logic
Extent0.01 linear metres
Creator NameCant; Andrew (1590-1663); army chaplain
Administrative HistoryAndrew Cant may have been born in the last decade of the sixteenth century. He was licensed as a minister, but was not appointed to two parishes in Edinburgh because the king did not support him. He was appointed to Pitsligo parish in Aberdeenshire in 1633 and joined efforts to persuade the people of Aberdeenshire to support the covenants and renounce episcopacy. Aberdeen was, however, strongly opposed to this view, and the movement was unsuccessful. He moved to the parish of Newbattle, Midlothian, in 1639 and two years later became a chaplain to the covenanting army. Some sources say that he had originally been a soldier, and he certainly accompanied this army on campaign: he showed great bravery in defending his royalist opinions in the face of a personal attack by Cromwell’s officers during the English Civil War. By that time he had returned to Aberdeen, and he died there in 1663.
SourceThe manuscript was purchased by the library in 1981.
DescriptionLecture notes, taken at Marischal College, on Aristotle's logic, 1642.
AppraisalThis material has been appraised in line with normal procedures.
AccrualsNone expected.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsThe records are available subject to the signed acceptance of the Department's access conditions.
LanguageEnglish and Latin
Physical DescriptionNo physical conditions affecting use of collection.
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