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Laying the foundation stone of Edinburgh University

Allan, David, 1789, Etching
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Laying the foundation stone of Edinburgh University
Laying the foundation stone of Edinburgh University
Laying the foundation stone of Edinburgh University
Laying the foundation stone of Edinburgh University
Library Item
11074
Ceremony of laying the foundation stone of the University of Edinburgh 16th Novr. 1789
A large crowd assembled on South Bridge, Edinburgh to witness the laying of the foundation stone for the University of Edinburgh. City officials and dignitaries stand to the fore carrying ceremonial maces and other objects. Other groups of people can be seen behind. A drawing of the planned building is attached to a wooden pole above a block of stone.
1789
33.4 x 46.5 cm
Edinburgh and Scottish Collection
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