Collection GNS/1 - Glasgow Educational Society records

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GB 249 GNS/1


Glasgow Educational Society records


  • 1834 - 1839 (Creation)

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6 items

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(Founded 1834)

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The Glasgow Educational Society was founded in 1834 at the instigation of J.C. Colquhoun, of Killermont, MP, with the aim of establishing a Normal Seminary for the training of teachers. David Stow and the Reverend George Lewis were joint secretaries. The Society adopted the Glasgow Infant School as its model infant school, and St John's Parochial School as its model junior school. It opened the Glasgow Normal Seminary in 1837.

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Annual and other reports; constitution and regulations.

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  • English

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Critique of "Scotland : a half educated nation" (Ref: GB 249 GNS/9/19)

Review and comment on 3rd report published in Church of Scotland magazine (Ref: GB 249 GNS/9/3)

Appeal on behalf of the Glasgow Normal Seminary. Glasgow : Collins, 1836 [not held]

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