Inaugural Discourse of Thomas Campbell, Esq., on being installed Lord Rector of the University of Glasgow, Thursday, April 12th, 1827.

  • Campbell, Thomas
  • Glasgow: John Smith and Son 1827


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PRESENTATION COPY, 8vo, pp. [ii], 23, [1]. Original blue paper wrappers. Scattered spotting, some browning and soiling to edges. Wrappers somewhat soiled and chipped. Presentation inscription ‘to Mr Walter Boyd from T. Campbell’ and bookplate of the Dowden Memorial Library, St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh to half title.


A scarce pamphlet (6 listed on COPAC, all bar one in Scotland) printing the address given by poet Thomas Campbell (1777-1844) at the start of his three successive years as Rector, one year beating his contemporary Sir Walter Scott to the post. The recipient may be the Scottish financier (1753-1837), at this point MP for Lymington, who moved in some of the same circles as Walter Scott and presumably Campbell as well.

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