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[Letter] 1849 January 10, Laurieston Place, [to] Robert Allen, Esq. / A.R. Carson.

Title: [Letter] 1849 January 10, Laurieston Place, [to] Robert Allen, Esq. / A.R. Carson.
Personal Author: Carson, Aglionby Ross,1780-1850.
Date: 1849 January 10.
Extent: [1] leaf.
Dimensions: 19 x 22 cm. folded to 19 x 11 cm.
General Note: See also additional letters in the collection to Robert Allan and his father Thomas Allan.
Abstract: Carson sends his regrets as he will not be able to attend the class reunion at the classical seminary as his "monitors" enjoin his to avoid any excitement whatsoever. He states that he would have been gratified to meet with "one of the most remarkable classes that ever assembled within the walls of any classical seminary." He wishes them a convivial meeting. Carson began his career in 1801 as the rector of a Dumfries grammar school, moving on to be named classical master at Edinburgh high school, becoming a rector there in 1820; in 1826 he received his LLD from the University of St. Andrews. He died the year after this letter was written. Robert Allan was a banker who also pursued mineralogy in the tradition of his father Thomas Allan, whom he accompanied on geological excursions. Robert's Manual of Mineralogy (1834) contains illustrations taken from his own drawings of crystals.
Personal Subject: Carson, Aglionby Ross, 1780-1850 -- Correspondence
Allan, Robert, 1806-1863--Correspondence.
Subject: Class reunions
Recipient: Allan, Robert, 1806-1863.

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