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James Melvin


James Melvin, Rector of the Grammar School of Aberdeen. A Sketch by David Masson (1895)

The following Sketch appeared originally in Macmillans Magazine for January 1864, and is now reprinted for the special occasion, and in the special circumstances, explained in the Appendices. There, which I have had the opportunity of reading in proof, have interested me much, not only as showing how many other still living persons remember Melvin vividly and share my affection for him, but also as containing particulars and anecdotes about him not known to me before. The volume has been edited and seen through the press by Mr. P. J. Anderson, Librarian of the University of Aberdeen; and it is peculiarly fitting that this service of respect to the memory of a recent Aberdonian scholar should have been performed by the man who has the largest and most loving knowledge of all the older centuries of the intellectual history of the North of Scotland.

David Masson
Edinburgh: June, 1895.

A Sketch


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