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Professor John (Old John) Shand
C.M.G., LL.D., M.A.
1834 - 1914

Testimonials in Favour of John Shand, M.A., 1868

As part of his application for the position of Mathematical Master in Edinburgh Academy, John Shand prepared a letter and furnished some 26 references, published as Testimonials in Favour of John Shand, M.A 1868. and found at University of Glasgow, Special Collections.

The list of referees includes the Rector of and most of the Directors of Ayr Academy, as well as various ministers of the church, fellow masters and academics.

All praise John Shand’s qualifications and suitability for the position he was applying for.

The full list of referees, with dates, found in Testimonials in Favour of John Shand, M.A.1868 are:

 

James Macdonald, Esq., M.A., Rector of Ayr Academy (7th March 1868).

Hugh Cowan, Esq., of St. Leonards, Banker, Ayr; Treasurer and a Director of Ayr Academy (9th March 1868).

John Macneille, Esq., Provost of Ayr, and Chairman of the Directors of Ayr Academy (7th March 1868).

D. Morrison, Esq., M.A., Rector of the Glasgow Academy (9th March 1868).

J. F. Murdoch, Esq., W.S., Procurator-Fiscal of Ayrshire, and a Director of Ayr Academy (6th March 1868).

Henry C. Gray, Esq., Banker, Senior Magistrate of Ayr, Member of the General Council of Glasgow University, and a Director of Ayr Academy (7th March 1868).

Andrew Paterson, Esq., of Carston, lately Provost of Ayr and Chairman of the Directors of Ayr Academy (6th March 1868).

William Jack, Esq., M.A., Fellow of St Peter’s College, Cambridge; Professor of Natural Philosophy in Owen’s College, Manchester; and formerly one of H. M. Inspectors of Schools (no date).

Rev. Thomas Dykes, Minister of the First Charge in Ayr, and a Director of Ayr Academy (9th March 1868).

Rev. William Grant, Minister of the Free Church of Ayr (9th March 1868).

Rev. Robert M MacInnes, Minister of the United Presbyterian Church, Ayr (9th March 1868).

The late Thomas Davidson, Esq., of Drumley, one of the Directors of Ayr Academy (27th May 1867).

James S. Henderson, Esq., Editor of the Edinburgh Evening Courant (7th March 1868).

Thomas Morrison, Esq., M.A., Rector of the Free Church Training College, Glasgow (9th March 1868).

Thomas M. Gemmell, Esq., of Knockdhu, Proprietor of the Ayr Academy (7th March 1868).

Laurence Anderson, Esq., Master of the Writing and Drawing Department, Ayr Academy (7th March 1868).

Rev. Thomas Dobbie, Minister of Bellevilla Church, Stranraer (9th March 1868).

William Bone, Esq., Accountant, Ayr; Secretary to the Directors of Ayr Academy (6th March 1868).

David Thomson, Esq., M.A., Trinity College, Cambridge; Professor of Natural Philosophy in the University of Aberdeen (16th September 1858, 9th March 1868).

Frederick Fuller, Esq., M.A., late Fellow and Tutor of St Peter’s College, Cambridge; Professor of Mathematics in the University of Aberdeen (9th March 1868).

Archibald H Bryce, Esq., LL.D., D.C.L., and Senior Classical Moderator, Trinity College, Dublin; Rector of the Edinburgh Collegiate School; and formerly Interim Professor of Greek in the University and King’s College, Aberdeen (10th March 1868).

The late G. Ferguson, Esq., LL.D., Professor of Humanity in the University and King’s College, Aberdeen (7th April 1855, 15th September 1858).

The late Andrew Fyfe, Esq., M.D., Professor of Chemistry, King’s College, Aberdeen (2nd March 1855).

The late H. Scott, Esq., LL.D., Professor of Moral Philosophy and Logic, King’s College, Aberdeen (15th March 1855).

G Morrison, Esq., M.A., and ‘Simpson’ Prizeman of King’s College, Aberdeen, Principal of the Geelong College, Geelong (24th April 1858).

W. B. Kemshead, Esq., Superintendent of Military Schools, South-West District, England (19th October 1858).

 

The spread of dates, 1855 to 1868, show that John Shand used some of his references for more than one application.

Those from 1855 were probably used when applying for the post in the Royal Naval and Military Academy, Gosport; and then again in 1858, when he applied for the position in Ayr Academy.

 

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