Letter and enclosure from J. Stuart Glennie to Patrick GeddesStuart-Glennie, John Stuart, 1841-1910, folklorist
Thanks Geddes for his criticisms, advises delay in printing due to Whitsun holidays. Mention of Mr Shaw. Reference to Mr Carnegie and how he may be influenced in relation to supporting a history fellowship.Stuart-Glennie, John Stuart, 1841-1910, folklorist
Letter from J. Stuart-Glennie to [ ].
His opinion of the 'New Oxford School’ of historical studies as seen in the chairs of history at Edinburgh and Glasgow. Mention of [Marce] Stephens and Sir W. W. Hunter's 'Bengal MS Records'.
Attached pencil notes on historiography.
His failure to obtain a lectureship at St. Andrews and his hopes for Edinburgh. Remarks on the recipient's 'Report on Museums and Exhibits'. His belief in the need for 'an Historical Museum illustrating synchronous developments in definite historical periods'. Incomplete.Stuart-Glennie, John Stuart, 1841-1910, folklorist
Refers to his application for a Carnegie fellowship in history. Encloses two copies [extant] of his printed application, and advises that he has sent four copies to Dr. McCormick, advises he will travel to Switzerland to recuperate.Stuart-Glennie, John Stuart, 1841-1910, folklorist
Refers to his failed application to the Carnegie Trust for a history fellowship. Describes his financial problems and proposals to allow him to continue his historical studies, including giving up Sandycroft. Disputes the assertion by Professors Flint and Thomson, and Principal Lang that they can exert no influence with the Carnegie Trust. Mention of Professor Sayce and Victor Branford.Stuart-Glennie, John Stuart, 1841-1910, folklorist
Regarding Stuart-Glennie's claim to the Gifford lectureship at the University of St. Andrews and his publishing difficulties, advises an article 'Magic, Religion and Science' has been published in the Times. Commentary on the politics of Scottish academia. Mention of Professor [J. Arthur] Thomson, Professor Ritchie, Professor Knight, Professor [Reany], Professor [Herbless], Professor Flint, Professor Jones in relation to the Gifford Lectureship. Mentions , [ ] Knowles, W.L. Courtney, Andrew Lang, Dr Fraser in relation to publishing. Has written notes on a museum of Scottish History as requested. Advises of his lecture plans to be provided to
Dr Christison for the Rhind lectures on Scottish History. Discusses Geddes' guarantors and highlights James Templeton and John Stewart Templeton of Knockberry.
Thanks him for his trouble in his support of Stuart-Glennie's claim to the Gifford lectureship at the University of St. Andrews. Explains his idea for a new method of studying History as ‘a Science of Evolution’. Mentions of Ludwig Gumplowicz, Professor Sayce, Sir James G. Frazer and Professor Ritchie.Stuart-Glennie, John Stuart, 1841-1910, folklorist
Regarding his grand scheme for a 'Laws of Man's History' which he has had to abandon in favour of 'Kosmos: Outlines of the Ultimate Factors of Evolution, Principles of Method and Laws of History'. In discussing the state of his pension he mentions Professor Sayce and Mr. Henley. of Burns & Co. Outlines his thoughts on the 'coming revolution'.Stuart-Glennie, John Stuart, 1841-1910, folklorist
Remarks on failure to obtain a Gifford Lectureship at [St. Andrews University]. Advocates a ‘Kosmian Brotherhood’. Discusses the Paris International Assembly, his forthcoming book and Geddes’ proposed visit to America. He hopes to publish soon his ‘Historical Institute’ which might influence the ‘New London University’ to establish a chair of general history. Mention of Mr. Balfour, Lord Rayleigh, Professor Sayce and Professor Seth. Mentions his financial constraints.Stuart-Glennie, John Stuart, 1841-1910, folklorist
Refers to his application for a Research Fellowship in History funded by the Washington Carnegie Institution and his concern that Dr McCormick will have the chief practical voice in determining who shall be awarded the fellowship. Mentions Victor Branford, Professor Flint, Principal Lang, Sir W. Turner, Dr. M. Hay, and Professor J. Arthur Thomson.Stuart-Glennie, John Stuart, 1841-1910, folklorist
Enclosing a draft application to the Carnegie Trust [not extant] which he hopes will be signed by Principal Lang, Professor Flint, Sayce, and Bury (Lord Acton's successor at Cambridge) in relation to securing an inaugural lecture.Stuart-Glennie, John Stuart, 1841-1910, folklorist
Application to the Carnegie Trust; possibility of using such funds for the endowment of a chair or series of chairs of General History or Sociology. Mention of enclosed letter from Professor Flint [not extant]. Proposed lectures on the Arthurian period. A proposed paper on 'Marriage Institutions and Racial Evolution' for the British Association. Accommodation in Glasgow. A [Panceltic] Congress in August.Stuart-Glennie, John Stuart, 1841-1910, folklorist
Requests the support of Patrick Geddes and J. Arthur Thomson in relation to his application to the University of Ediburgh for a post. Discusses the process of application and assessment of moral character and beliefs relating to theology and natural science. Mention of Professor Jones and the Gifford lectureship.Stuart-Glennie, John Stuart, 1841-1910, folklorist
Acknowledges receipt of letter of 13 November from Patrick Geddes. Advises copy letter from Professor Robert Flint enclosed [extant] regarding a 'Chair of Sociology' and offering to provide a lecture on 'history as a science'. Mention of Mr Carnegie and his friend Mr Thomas Shaw MP.Stuart-Glennie, John Stuart, 1841-1910, folklorist