Glasgow Normal Seminary

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Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Glasgow Normal Seminary

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Description area

Dates of existence

1837-1845

History

The Glasgow Normal Seminary was established by the Glasgow Educational Society as a training school for teachers. The foundation stone was laid at Dundas Vale in the Cowcaddens area of Glasgow in 1836, and the seminary opened in October 1837.

The seminary was run as a private concern, until, in 1841, the government made it a condition of financial support that the seminary be handed over to the Church of Scotland, which at that time had a major role in the provision of education. Negotiations were still in progress in 1843, when the great Disruption of the Church of Scotland took place, and the Established Church refused to continue in employment those who adhered to the Free Church. In 1845, David Stow, the entire staff, students and pupils left the seminary to found the Free Church Training College a short distance away from Dundas Vale. The Dundas Vale building continued in use as the Glasgow Church of Scotland Training College.

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Glasgow, Scotland

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Related entity

Glasgow Church of Scotland Training College (1845-1907)

Identifier of the related entity

C0034

Category of the relationship

temporal

Dates of the relationship

1845

Description of relationship

The Training College opened in the Dundas Vale building previously occupied by the Normal Seminary.

Related entity

Glasgow Free Church Training College (1845-1907)

Identifier of the related entity

C0035

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1845

Description of relationship

The staff and pupils of the Normal Seminary left the Seminary to found the Free Church Training College.

Related entity

Stow, David, 1793-1864, educational writer (1793-1864)

Identifier of the related entity

P0033

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1837

Description of relationship

David Stow was one of the founders of the Glasgow Normal Seminary.

Related entity

Glasgow Educational Society (Founded 1834)

Identifier of the related entity

C0104

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1837

Description of relationship

The Society established the Glasgow Normal Seminary.

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Control area

Authority record identifier

C0036

Institution identifier

GB 249

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created by Victoria Peters, December 2009.

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