CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3270/4/2/7
Alt Ref No10
TitleCorrespondence regarding nomination of James Durno, farmer and cattle breeder, for an honorary degree from the University of Aberdeen
Date1955 - 1960
Extent1 file
Administrative HistoryJames Durno, of Uppermill, Tarves, Aberdeenshire, breeder and judge of shorthorn cattle, was for 37 years Director, several times President and finally Honorary Secretary, of the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland. His family farmed in Aberdeenshire and he maintained close links with the University through collaboration with its Agricultural Department and the foundation of several prizes in the Faculties of Science and Medicine. In recognition of this work, he was awarded the Honorary Degree of LL.D by the University of Aberdeen in July 1961.

Lockhart made frequent use of his cattle pedigrees in his own teaching and lectures.
DescriptionCorrespondence with the University Secretary's office regarding Lockhart's nomination of James Durno for the award of LL.D., 1955 - 1960. Includes testimonial.
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