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and they sign no test. They are appointed for two years, and may be twice re-appointed for another term of two years. By the deed of Foundation the Senatus is the Patron.
WILSON TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP. By his last Will and Testament, dated 15th May, 1862, Robert Wilson, M.D. (K.C.), 1815, sometime Private Secretary to the Marquis of Hastings, Governor of Malta, and latterly residing at Glenairnie Cottage, Morayshire, bequeathed the residue of his estate (1) for the endowment of a Travelling Fellowship, to be held by a Graduate in Medicine of the University of Aberdeen for the purpose of exploring certain parts of Asia and Africa particularly described in the Will; and (2) for the formation and extension of a Museum of Antiquities in the University, of which the Testator's collections were to form the nucleus.
The endowment having become partially inoperative and dormant, the Universities Commissioners (1889) issued an Ordinance dealing with the Foundation (No. 106, Aberdeen, No. 14), the provisions of which are as follows :
(1) The trustees of the said Dr. Robert Wilson may appoint to the said Fellowship a Graduate in any Faculty without restriction as to age.
(2) The payment to be made to the said Fellow shall no longer be fixed at sixteen shillings per day, but shall be of such amount as the said trustees may consider proper.
(3) The Fellow shall be appointed for a period of two years, but it shall be in the power of the trustees to reappoint the same Graduate for a further period not exceeding two years.
(4) It shall be the duty of the Fellow to submit to the trustees, for their approval, a statement of the route he intends to follow; and he shall transmit to the Senatus Academicus a report of his. researches in such form and at such period as the Senatus may prescribe.
(5) In the event of the trustees finding it at any time to be impossible to make a suitable appointment, it shall be in their power, during the period of vacancy, either to accumulate the income or to apply the same in whole or in part to the purposes. of the Archæological Museum in the said University.
STUDENTS-STUDENTS' REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL.
STUDENTS. Students become Members of the University by Matriculation in the Album, which is the legal evidence of their Membership, and is necessary to their being enrolled in any Class. The Album is kept open in each Faculty for fifteen days after the beginning of the Lectures in that Faculty and Matriculation takes place on certain days_announced on the College Notice Boards. The Matriculation Fee, for the whole year, is £1 1s. and for the Summer Session alone, 10s. 6d.
By Ordinance No. 147 of the Universities Commissioners it is enacted as follows: “No person shall be deemed to be a Matriculated Student in any University or shall enjoy any of the privileges of a Matriculated Student, unless in addition to paying the Matriculation Fee, he is enrolled as a Student in attendance in one or more Classes in the University, and has paid the fees entitling him to such attendance; provided that nothing herein contained shall affect the right of the University Court to exact a Fee in lieu of and not exceeding the Matriculation Fee from any candidate for any Examination or for Graduation, not being at the time a Matriculated Student, in addition to the Fee payable for such Examination or Graduation.
BURSARS. Bursars are Students, enjoying, as such, certain pecuniary bene. factions in the gift of the University, or by presentation of other public bodies and of private patrons.
Bursars may incur suspension or forfeiture of their Bursaries by misconduct. All Bursars are specially bound to assist by example and co-operation with the Authorities in maintaining order and discipline.
WOMEN STUDENTS. Women are admitted to instruction and graduation in the Uni. versity on the same conditions as men. Certain Competition Bursaries founded prior to 1864 are open to women.
STUDENTS' REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL. The Students' Representative Council was instituted in 1884, its objects being “to consult the interests of the Students, to be the medium of communication between them and the University Authorities, and to co-operate with the latter on public occasions “.
The constitution and functions of the Students' Representative Council are regulated by Ordinance No. 60 of the Commissioners under The Universities (Scotland) Act, 1889.
UNIVERSITY CHAPEL. Public worship, at which the students are expected to attend, is conducted each Sunday forenoon throughout the Session in the University Chapel, Old Aberdeen, by one or other of the Professors of Systematic Theology, Church History, or Biblical Criticism (the Murray Lecturers) or other clergymen.
Librarians—1860 (1857) Rev. John Fyfe, M.A., LL.D., demitted 1876 ; died 1897.
1876-77 Rev. Stephen Ree, M.A., B.D., interim librarian.
1894 PETER JOHN ANDERSON, M.A., LL.B. *THE Library of the University dates from 1500, when Bishop William Elphinstone, the founder of King's College, and Hector Boece, its first Principal, presented many MSS. and printed books, several of which are still extant, bearing their donors' autographs.
The Library contains about 200,000 volumes. The Incunabula number about 170, including several undescribed.
The revenues of the Library are:-1. Under the Acts 6 and 7 William IV., chap. 110, and 52 and 53 Victoria, chap. 55, an annual Parliamentary grant of £640, in lieu of the Stationers' Hall privilege enjoyed, from 1709 to 1836, under the Acts 8 Anne, chap. 21, 41 George III., chap. 107, and 54 George III., chap. 156. Such grant to be appropriated “for the purchase of books”. 2. Certain Library funds amounting to about £250 annually. 3. The annual subscriptions and the composition-fees paid by readers. 4. By Ordinance No. 26 of the University. Commissioners (1889), the General Fund of the University is directed to be applied inter alia to “providing for the equipment and upkeep" of the Library. The annual grant from this source amounts to about £850 for salaries and £500 for general purposes. 5. Since 1903 the Carnegie Trust has contributed an annual Library grant of £1000. 6. The interest on a sum of £10,000 bequeathed in 1911 by Miss Anne Hamilton Cruickshank. 7. The interest on a sum of £6000 bequeathed in 1915 by Mr. William Dey, LL.D.
In terms of Ordinance No. 2 of the Universities Commissioners (1858), the General Library is kept in the Buildings formerly belonging to King's College ; and works on Law, Medicine, and Natural Science are kept in the buildings formerly belonging to Marischal College.
The following are the regulations relative to the superintendence and use of the Library, approved by the University Court, 4th November, 1895 ; 9th February, 13th April and 8th June, 1897 ; 9th October, 1900; 14th July, 1903; 8th March, 1904; 9th June, 1908 ; 8th February, 1910 ; 14th January, 1913—(Ordinances Nos. 68 and 89 of the Commissioners of 1858; Ordinances Nos. 8, 17 and 64 of the Commissioners of 1889) :
I. A Committee, to be called the Library Committee, shall be constituted, consisting of three members of the University or others, not being members of the Senatus Academicus, appointed by the University Court, and of six members appointed by the Senatus Academicus. The said Committee shall be charged with the immediate superintendence of the University Library, and of the contents thereof, and of any libraries acquired, or to be acquired, for the use of the University, or of any class therein. The members of the said Committee, in the proportions aforesaid, shall be appointed by the University Court and Senatus Academicus respectively at their first meeting after the commencement of the Winter Session in each year.
II. The Librarian shall have the ordinary management of the Library of the University, subject to the superintendence of the Library Committee. The Librarian, and such AssistantLibrarians as the University Court, on the report of the Library Committee, may think necessary, shall be appointed by the University Court.
III. All books ordered for the Library by the Library Committee shall be sent direct to the Librarian, and all books received by him shall be forthwith catalogued by him in such manner as the Library Committee may direct, and stamped with the Library stamp; and no person shall be allowed to use or borrow any book until it has been entered in the catalogue and stamped.
IV. The Librarian shall, with the approval of the Library Committee, from time to time prepare a list of such books, manuscripts and other works as cannot, in consequence of any deed of gift or otherwise, be lent out of the Library; and the Library Committee shall from time to time make such regulations as they shall think expedient for allowing access to such works for consultation.
V. Manuscripts, rare books, works of reference, and such other works as the Library Committee shall determine, shall not be lent out of the Library, except under regulations to be made by the Library Committee and approved by the Senatus Academicus and the University Court; and, in addition to such general reguiations, the Library Committee may, in each individual case of borrowing such works, impose such special conditions as they may think necessary or expedient; provided always that every such special permission and all such additional conditions imposed by the Library Committee shall be entered in the Minute-Book of the Committee. [Such works shall not, except in cases of special permission granted by the Curator, be lent out for more than one night (or from Saturday to Monday), from one hour before closing to one hour after opening, under a penalty of