Vice-Rector and Rector

Vice-Rector and Rector

 

In 1761 and 1762, Adam Smith acted as Praeses (unofficial Vice-Rector), presiding over University meetings when the Rector and an official Vice-Rector were not present.  He was appointed Vice-Rector on 19th April 1763, and Rector on 15th November 1787. 
 

Vice-Rector

Adam Smith was elected Praeses, presiding over University meetings when the Rector and an official Vice-Rector were not present, as recorded in the Senate minutes, 25th November 1762.  (GUAS Ref: GUA 26642, p209.  Copyright reserved.) First page of a letter from Sir Thomas Miller accepting the office of Rector and appointing Adam Smith as Vice-Rector, 16th November 1762.  (GUAS Ref: GUA 30165, p1.  Copyright reserved.) The Rector, Sir Thomas Miller, appointing Adam Smith as Vice-Rector, as recorded in the Senate minutes, 19th April 1763. (GUAS Ref: GUA 26642, p229. Copyright reserved.) Blank
 Appointed Praeses  Recommended as Vice-Rector Appointed Vice-Rector  

Rector

 Adam Smith was elected Rector, as recorded in the Senate minutes, 15th November 1787. (GUAS Ref: SEN 1/1/2, p36. Copyright reserved.) First page of a letter from Adam Smith to Principal Davidson acknowledging his election as Rector, 16th November 1787. (GUAS Ref: GUA 32202. Copyright reserved.) First page of the Senate minutes recording the election of Adam Smith as Rector, 27th November 1788. (GUAS Ref: SEN 1/1/2, p60. Copyright reserved.)  
 Elected Rector  Acceptance of election Installation as Rector  
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