Scotland, Glasgow Cathedral/ St Andrews Cathedral
Scotland, Glasgow Cathedral/ St Andrews Cathedral, painted snuff box, 1825, by James Marshall, a coat of arms in the centre with legend around, The Lid of this Box is Made of a Raft of the Cathedral Church of Glasgow/ The Bottom of this Box is Made from a Raft of the Old Cathedral Church of St Andrew's, rev. a view of a church with legend above, This Trifling Pledge of/ Esteem and Regard is Presented to/ James Rattray by the / Gentlemen Attending his Early Class of/The First Courseof Prctical Lectures on/ Botany in 1825, From a Sense of the / Assiduity and Kind Attention which they/ Experienced from Him While Under His/ Tuition--/Designed and Drawn by James Marshall, Glasgow Sptr 1825, 92 mm. The base cracked, otherwise good very fine and extremely rare. £Sold
The University Archives suggest he is likely to be the James Rattray who was a surgeon in Glasgow and wrote
"A Botanical Chart, or, Concise Introduction to the Linnaean System of Botany" [Glasgow, 1830].
This is probably the same James Rattray who matriculated in 1809 saying he was the third son of James, a merchant from Forfar, Angus. He studied medical subjects here 1808-1811 (3 sessions) but did not graduate, instead obtaining the Licentiate of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1814.
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