Quaestor of the Library

Quaestor of the Library

 

Adam Smith was officially Quaestor (Treasurer), responsible for buying books for the Library, from 1758 to 1760.  He also acted as Quaestor in place of William Cullen (Quaestor 1755) after he left for the University of Edinburgh, and William Rouet (Quaestor 1756-1758).

 

Adam Smith's receipt for money from Principal Stirling's fund, 28th January 1756.  (GUAS Ref: GUA 58171.  Copyright reserved.)  Adam Smith's receipt for money from Barrowfield's fund, 28th January 1756. (GUAS Ref: GUA 58171, see also GUA 58174, GUA 58173 and GUA 19572. Copyright reserved.)  Receipt for books from Andrew Stalker, 20th November 1759. (GUAS Ref: GUA 21149. Copyright reserved.)   Account of Adam Smith's intromissions with Principal Stirling's fund, 26th June 1756 to 26th June 1760. (GUAS Ref: GUA 18171, p5. Copyright reserved.)
 Receipt for money from Principal Stirling's Fund Receipt for money from Barrowfield's Fund Receipt for payment for books Account of intromissions with Principal Stirling's Fund
Account of Adam Smith's intromissions with Barrowfield's fund, 26th June 1758 to 26th June 1760. (GUAS Ref: GUA 26663, p78. Copyright reserved.)  

Formation of a committee to decide which books to buy on Barrowfield's Fund, as recorded in the Senate minutes, 3rd January 1760.  (GUAS Ref: GUA 26641, p3.  Copyright reserved.)

Adam Smith is to be given a precept for the balance of his accounts, as recorded in the Senate minutes, 10th January 1764. (GUAS Ref: GUA 26643, p11. Copyright reserved.) The first page of the precept and receipt for the balance of Adam Smith's account, 10th January 1764. (GUAS Ref: GUA 8549, p1. Copyright reserved.)
 Account of intromissions with Barrowfield's Fund  Member of committee to choose books  To be given precept for balance of accounts  Precept for balance of accounts
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