Professors' additional duties

Professors' additional duties

 

In one of his administrative roles, Adam Smith acted as Curator of College Chambers, along with Hercules Lindsay, as recorded in the Senate minutes, 27th November 1759.  (GUAS Ref: GUA 26641, p1.  Copyright reserved.) Adam Smith was appointed to a committee to examine the Factor's accounts, as recorded in the Senate minutes, 4th March 1760.  (GUAS Ref: GUA 26642, p2.  Copyright reserved.) Adam Smith was a member of the committee to examine the request from the Primate of Ireland to allow Professor John Anderson to extend his absence in France with Mr Campbell, as recorded in the Senate minutes, 13th February 1755.  (GUAS Ref: 26640, p134.  Copyright reserved.) First page of a draft letter by Adam Smith concerning Professor John Anderson and an extended stay abroad, c1755.  (GUAS Ref: 15626, p1.  Copyright reserved.)
 Curator of College Chambers  Committee member: Factor's accounts  Committee member: Prof Anderson's absence  Committee member: Prof Anderson's absence - letter
Adam Smith was appointed to a committee in support of Professor William Rouet's post to be declared as vacant, as recorded in the Senate minutes, 7th February 1760.  (GUAS Ref: 26641, p19.  Copyright reserved.) First page of a letter of response by Adam Smith and committee to the protest of Leechman, Simson, Clow and Anderson regarding Professor William Rouet's (also spelt Rouat or Ruat) post being declared vacant, February 1760.  (GUAS Ref: GUA 27027, p1.  Copyright reserved.) First page of a precept and receipt for sum paid by Adam Smith for Treasury certificate, 28th October 1761. (GUAS Ref: 58246, p1. Copyright reserved.) Adam Smith was appointed to pass on the Snell exhibitioner's grievances, as recorded in the Senate minutes, 11th June 1762. (GUAS Ref: 26642, p153. Copyright reserved.)
 Committee member: Prof Rouet's absence  Committee member: Prof Rouet's absence - letter  Finance: obtaining Treasury certificate  Snell exhibitioners: told their grievances
Adam Smith was appointed to pass on the Snell exhibitioner's grievances and the matter was considered by the Senate, as recorded in the Senate minutes, 14th June 1762. (GUAS Ref: 26642, p154. Copyright reserved.) Adam Smith was appointed to pass on the Snell exhibitioner's grievances.  This is the first page of a letter by Adam Smith to Joshua Sharpe stating the grievances, 15th June 1762. (GUAS Ref: 15625, p1. Copyright reserved.)    
 Snell exhibitioners: appointed to pass on grievances  Snell exhibitioners' grievances: letter    
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