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PUBLISHED HYERY TURODAY. Glasgow Aniversity — —- Magazine. , Conducted under the Auspices of the Students’ Representative Council. z O} PENNY. No. 1. GLASGOW, FEBRUARY 5, 1889. P : _ CONTENTS. ace | It is needless to say that the success of the Magazine reste A ‘To the Students of Glasgow University, - - - - 1 | with the general body of Students. It is at their request, : pee Hhieie PUP tiinceeieg, <-.- 1: | amekpreeeedthctgh teks Gantea?faed tor Sete bene . Roviowsof Books, = = - = = + ~ + 3 | that the paper will be carried on. The Editors, therefore, 8 ly cm relia fr too thingy “thts pean, and ae at Medico-Chirurgieal Society, - ss ss 4 [hearty co-operation in making the Magazine of general Se ee che 2S Wine We carpnly ak es toraloe nodes neo ‘denemt Noes, - - . . - . . . ~ 6 of any description to pass unreported to us, It is impos- eee Sal yt, lot BRAG ner oe ere ae (TSE EES cA a ra ica sem Sri cr i (en ee, ee ee ae Honour List, = =~ ‘ {+ = 10 | Editors. ‘They will of course be entirely guided by the aaa interests of the students, but literary matter will nob TO THE STUDENTS OF GLASGOW fie eee eee yee en a UNIVERSITY. | oe ee ae contribution than the writer of iis, AU uel: matter will Gentienex, be submitted for the judgment of the whole Editorial ‘On the 10th ult. an Extraordinary General Meeting | Committee ; but in any ease the Magazine will eertainly not the Suudents’ Representatives Council was convened at | be made an exhitition of the literary powers of the Editors tho request of 40 Members of Council, for the purpose of | personally, We may, therefore, without violation of good é considering the propriety of organising a University |tavte, express a fervent hope that the venture will be Magazine, ‘That ineeting of the Council unanimously re-| jeartily taken up, and that it will be one more sigu of the ssolved that it was extremely desirable to start such a | vitality of Glasgow Seudent Life. paper, and instructed @ Committee to proceed with the ‘Your obedient Servants, (publication of the Magazine, the first number of which is THE EDITORS. ‘now hands. zy a hhaye been, as you are probably aware, several 7 ry 31 empts to establish a Magazine in the University, all of HUNTERIAN TREASURES. din comparativel; ily failure, iis. ae eoreees Hae, i is Glasgow University Magacine to eonteibute to. the. firs -An the first place itis the outcome of a general desire on the | nunuher, I. propose. to. give a short, account af ae x the Students themselves; it isa spontaneous move- | Hunterian Musetin aud its contents, that the readess of and not the ambition of any great mind or aspiring lagazine may know the ter and extent of liqusy The Baits, to from each Fac, have | etins of whish the Uaiverity may well be pay ad y ne ay, Re cee ae ce ncack Which offer to grates splentid opportunities fhe original ‘but because the Council believes they will| "De Wiliam Hunter, a Lanarkshive ala to make the paper what it 4 intended to apa, went to London in 1741, and te hie duh ie ney omni for Students. In the seco iadl_acquired a unique position in the met li, Hi fessional speciality, obstetrics, was the ure beams ived a maguificent income, While it was the woans, rin gin Ito the best soclety of avail A of his aid, st a a aM Protea and will, cand of THE GLASGOW UNIVERSITY MAGAZINE character, ‘The note + seattered among his papers area record of much reading and careful sifting of evidence, while the preparations, especially the injected ones, would do credit to a aman who devoted his whole time to such ‘work, and are astonishing for their beauty to those who Know the time, cool patience, and manipulative dexterity required at the hands of one whose many pressing duties might well have excrsed haste and eonseqqtent imperfection. Comparative as well «8 human anatomy, healthy organs as well as diseased, nothing escaped his notiee, and hi ‘catalogue tells of much labour of which the’ record is | unfortunately. Tost. For, on Hunter's death in, 1783, Cruikshanks first, and then his nephew, Dr. Matthew Baillie were the life-renters of a collection in which Glasgow Riad only a reversionary interest. In 1807 Dr. Bal Yrother of Joanna Baillie, ceded his claim, and the Principal and Professors of the Glasgow University. were nit in possession of the Museum. The classical temple on lege Green, now alas, the site of a railway goods depot, more than exhausted the money left by Hunter for the ‘endowment of the Museum, which has sinee been dependent ‘on the University funds for its maintenance and extension, ‘But in the long interval of nearly thirty years the spe. Aeteriorated, and a careless eustodier helped the process of decay till, about forty yours ago, a more active supe Saved the remainder of the series, several departments of, Which now attract medical experts from all parts. If new Medical Institute is, as 1 hope, to be provided in connection with the University, the Hunterian preparations, ‘hough chiefly of historical value, will form a ing feature of the new Museum. Out of the m grew @ Muscum of Natural History, and it is Sstonishing how, with the exercise of care on the part of ny valued colleague, Mr. John Young, s0 large a numb ‘Of the original stuffed specimens survive. ‘The pair of Moose Deer, though shaky, are still good examples of the faxidermist's skill; the Anteaters are beautiful, and though the proportions of nature have not been preserved in some cases—the birds being the worst in this respect— | the series was a remarkably good and varied one for the | times Tho present restric yao alloted to he eum | Wenis me fro carrying out the scheme according to Mile amapuel ‘tn contits im L870 hen we oak Possession of the now halls, but I hope yet to see Foes present. 2. complete zoological history of enah ap, skins, skeletons, dissections of the soft parts, and fossil representatives gathered together, s0 that the fRadent hall se all wo can show of the past nnd present Fistory of each genus, or at all events of each Tn Hunter's day foccls received scant, attention, ly Dont the | Paleontological department is now fairly representative ir. Young, who las gathered ‘and has rendered it more Practically it was begun by fa full set of Scottish fossil ‘valuable by inserting mieroscopie ‘Own discoveries ani those of other investigntors, ‘Additions have been made by the gifts of Miss Brow Tanfine, of Dr. John Hunter of Braidwood, by the Dequest of Dr, Rankine of Carluke, and by many friends among whom I gratefully number wany present aud former inte, whose generosity is annually recorded in the University Calendar. The Geological department similarly took new life under Mr. Young's care, and now the Scottish Toeks areadiirably represented, one table containiig a unique | “olleetion of the rocks of West Seotland selected from the | glacial boulders turned out when the excavations for the How building were begun on Gilmorebill in 1866, A small | tinobtr sive case, the only one ofits kind that know, hangs, the door of the grvat hall, and shows a true section to seale Of the rocks of Gilmorehill, tho materials, being taken from tho quarry itself by its ingenious author, “Miner: Togy wan a ntudy and a hobby of last century, and Hunter Fopined a ino weries. But it is dwarfed by more rvcent Aaditions. Profewor Nichol presented the valuable cabinet ther, the late Profesor of Astronon, A. 0 w fiw series of Kuvslan minerals; and Mist ‘dived with the University of Kalinburgh the ieotions formed by wr father-Dr Hrown of laugh, yuan of welonee, Large of Mriieao are 06 tald oud reparations recording his | 3 jow practitioner who war | js will seo, yearly, important wditions, ‘The Keke however. is the. most remarkable; in ome ease, at dof the gallery, are magnificent specimens of ‘American minerals and ores; not such parsimonious mens as come from dealers, but. generous examples the collector loves to see and handle. other illustrates general mineralogy, and though fairly accessible, ‘The now lost localities of I ‘Tunnel, Kilpatrick Hill quarries, and some of the | shafts, are admirably represented in the gallery by specimens, often in triplicate, and give a special character the general collection, in the arrangement. of wi British Museum classification has been mainly follo sigh for the day when a lecturer on mineralogy permanent member of the teaching staff, utilise nificent series of specimens. The family of the late Mr. ‘of Hollybush also presented the contents of an oet table case in the vestibule, where a choice collection precious stones will repay study, if attention is not distracted. hy the interesting antiquities alongside of them. Ethnologieal department is still in its infaney, and has yet received a special place, but the later, Al ave his fine series of human skulls and Andaman ‘hile MrT Steel, formerly of Greenock, has given from t to time erania from various localities in New Zealand the Pacific Islands, To this department belongs a large of which the weapons gathered by Capt., Cook on voyages form the nucleus. Of these, unfortunately, the! have been lost, hut the generosity of the Rev, Dr. cf Samoa, and of his sons, not to mention other donors, tnabled us to identify the souree of many sjecimens. may. be mentioned that the type of specimens corals described -by Ellis and Solander have been ‘in part a identified and placed by themselves in a case below the eastern gallery of the great hall. Bat Hunter was than a physician and man of science, ard was Indiserintinate collector of curios he was of wide e and his estimation among artists is evinced by his a] nent as the first ocenpant of the Chair of Anatomy. newly ereated Royal Academy of London. The frie Sir Joshita Reynolds, who has left a fine example of inva characteristic portrait of the great seottish phy Hunter was a liberal patron of art, and the shows his interesting eabinct of pictures, among. some of great value. Besides Kneller’s portraits of Chariton, Arbuthnot, and. Tadeliffe, Pine’ Hunter and Mrs. Baillie, there is a portrait of by Titian, a landscape hy De Koniek, whose be raised in the mind of the late Mr. John himself told me, the desire to form a collection, two fine examples of Chardin, and one Jess charact the same painter, a fruit and game piece by Snyder the threo copies of Mario's Good Shepherd the ‘¢ at Hampden Court and St. Petersburg. a Salv: Paul Veronese, a Rembrandt and less impo tant aides A} 18, Dias and others. The: js the’ choicest portion of the collection, th Tide Keone ole at ety however, greater interest has been taken in its French and Geman scholars, who are i acquainted with a book seldom seen in Hanel’s Catalogue of MSS. in the prinei Earops, 1850." Anil ia ; the Rose, tho Golden ‘Treasury, the the Vita Christi, Recently a mo asking if the Hunt ‘of the Cinterbury Tales, the the possession ot Martyn havi appears that there is an were either written oF « the Eastern Countios of THE GLASGOW UNIVERSITY MAGAZINE. a etre seamed et Gs Fcc | nese Tete Se peer years ago by Mr. Blades Caxton, | Tw ‘Pynson, Wynkyn de Worde, in fine well-preserved examples, | FmaSDite heyy sun Fini | S084 So 18.” Ou hn faa Damen Mig make pa ol ieniy Hem. lo spe dv o Sen the unique ‘Teren‘ possesses two copies. of | afforded a platform on which to make themselves heard. ome in perfect condition, | ‘Me oe ae Fasdoloup, Harleian, sewed Elis | sn intermediate position betwo ral teacher, id and embossed morneeos, excite the | 9 -eupidity of the libliomanige and even of wore movierate | pare and simple, on the one hand, and the full edged sia chiehain on the other. At one tine he ee re | if h even’ Hane gives somevhat | T can call it nothing more, of the 1 trast that my readers tay be Reviews. Facurry or Law ix Tae Uxtvee By W. G. Mituer, Baq., Advocate For the position of a chief orator om such oceasi Gaumeart Mitiuen is partiealarly qualified. the ‘gan ample Belt at thet ofr doors stl untied. Even the | biterly acrid and unnecessarily scurrilous towe which is apt Titertire of book boards and leaf margins sony imperfectly known to me yet, "Fragments of notes, whieh recall well Known names Tnentares dated on Dani leaves eeatory i m atog-api. hock plates; three would of them eas antiguas. re enamine Ntsc waa 5a the most important ateton of the Museum 1 regal Library an oscapying tho fret place, Neverthceer cain containing, 35,000 ¢ fos and mmdale would of itself make | ‘the reputation of a Museum. ‘There is a nearly unbroken | ‘eres from Pompey and Graar down to the Popes of the | uh camry Ges ei ay wry full some teria au of Syracne, Thoien, Ephesus, Carthage are fariclnly uimcrous’and Denial There a 2 nal | Ealletion of Peoloma'e movtals in gold, forthe porchase of Stich Hunter sent sn emissary to Marclles to meet the Senor who. travelled from Alexandria for the purpose. Hunter made the purchase nthe recommendation of “ i Bruce,” who did not possess them as is | eamamonly believed. The English and. Senta erin ate Ty dee ante meat Toe ot Bend ore night te expected inn cabinet formed. by a vate called. ‘The nomismatc series has been larzely ati, Canon Gre Copentiagen; Dr. Imhof Blomer; De. John ypevial Cabinet of Avsria; the late Evard ‘Burne; the late Mr, Wingate; the late Mr Malden; and ‘Mr. Coniane Patrick, have obtained information, ether | devoted Wimself to the con to prcollce a candid mind Sgainst many of our extra mmufal reformers; bt, on the other han Temained unaffected by that fearful dlaease of Teta Tr sen to have plsod the energies ofthe most arden Am progressive-of thse within the are precinet Solfacas Mr Minuet’ hook deal with the Taw Faculty, his eticisms ave irresistible. He oxposes the the BL. degre, makes some deully attacks on TLLB, ant generally shows what a scanty Tega ealtare the Twctof Stadents can obtain in the University of Gi Indeed, if there is one general eric we would. bo Inclined ty make on his bak fi Ghat hea to sedaloly ration of the Law Facaiy ‘Avstraction bees narrowness. of mip an fahject thoroughly from one. pent of view inmeparable Tom Injotce to the subject less mportant pointe of view. One would Tike, for fstanes, to havea. clearer notion of Mr © views. wil fete“ ora mural seated enn. From lis general proposals of reform one would gather Hat fo'prefers orator extension, bu footer porta of hls Took’ be points regretfully tothe fat that in some subjects there isto extra ural omy "tthe preent Arte CGarrcutom, to, he is tomes unjust. Te arly deserves the unmingied reproach with which a all tines loads Temay bess biter drug to sallow tothe profesional LLB. findert, but hie stomach isnot the only beatsdeal stomach, We cannot help thinking that here’ Me- MIL fessional aymapathis have Tel him astray, and in his Sitichm of the Univer teaching ia pilosophy, he hae Sogether missed the marke Tes hap fairto Arts udenta to uy that in piilowopiy they have eamply imitated thie Uachers in a setvile manner. Every min. wile In sate fpepllage, mnt be more or ln coloured hy is teacher, tht we thinie i cam beveasly shown that ote Universe teaching in pila has tended s+ mich tothe fering indepenseut (tas any other form of teachi Shy other University s ce ‘ne can forgive bir Mite howe for hasty remarks in iow ofthe other meria of hie book. Th hi cbecrraion ‘nan Tnereasen the profesional staf on the malilcaion af Hanan he red Cn of ay cam sat we bert cmon is bol to the notice of our readers, i