CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
TitleUniversity of Aberdeen Quatercentenary papers
Datec. 1906 - 1910
Extent56 items
Creator NameUniversity of Aberdeen (1860 -)
Administrative HistoryIn 1906, the University celebrated its Quatercentenary (strictly this should have been celebrated in 1895) culminating with the conclusion of its ambitious Buildings Extension Scheme (1892 - 1906). The magnificent new building at Marischal, designed by the Aberdeen architect Alexander Marshall Mackenzie, was opened by King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra during a state visit to Aberdeen.
Custodial HistoryThese addresses were preserved in an oak cabinet presented by Mr D. R. Thom, prior to their removal and re-housing in 2004.
DescriptionAddresses presented to the University of Aberdeen by other universities, colleges and learned societies in recognition of the 400th anniversary celebrations held in 1906. The addresses are in a variety of languages, and are in either book or roll format. Unless otherwise indicated, the addresses listed are transcribed in P.J. Anderson's published record of the Quatercentenary Celebrations, 1906, Appendix G.
ArrangementArranged by format and therein according to their listing in P. J. Anderson's published list of addresses (Appendix G to his published record of the Quatercentenary Celebrations, 1906).
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsThe records are available subject to the signed acceptance of the Department's access conditions.
Physical DescriptionNo physical conditions affecting use of collection.
Related MaterialThere are extensive holdings relating to the University's Quatercentary Celebrations and the Extension Scheme in Special Libraries and Archives. Researchers are advised to search both the University's archives and printed catalogues for material or to contact the Reading Room for further advice (
Publication NoteP. J. Anderson, 'Record of the Celebration of the Quatercentenary of the University of Aberdeen, 1906', Aberdeen University Studies: No. 29 (1907)
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