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Donald Cuthbertson

A Thomas Annan photograph of a portrait of Donald Cuthbertson (1784-1864). The painting was by Sir Daniel Macnee.

Cuthbertson was Convener of the Glasgow Grammar School between 1828 and 1833 during which time he published his annual addresses to the school in a small volume. The city's oldest school was to undergoing radical changes to its curriculum at this time, in response to the changing educational needs of a rapidly growing industrial city. Mathematics, English, geography, modern languages, physics and chemistry were added to the long-established classes in Latin and Greek grammar.

Cuthbertson was also Secretary Treasurer to the Glasgow Royal Lunatic Asylum between 1814 and 1864 and a City Magistrate in 1831-1832. He was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Glasgow.

Reference: Mitchell Library, GC 920.041435 COR

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

Keywords:
artists, convenors, curricula, curriculums, Glasgow Grammar School, Glasgow Lunatic Asylum, Glasgow Royal Lunatic Asylum, portrait painters, portraits, secretaries, treasurers



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