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Offline Snudge21

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Honorary Law Degree
« on: Saturday 14 October 17 15:50 BST (UK) »
I am looking into how a Dr James McKnight LL.D (1801-1876), journalist and tenant right campaigner, obtained his honorary law degree. There is a quote from The Irish Times in 1976 saying that "he received the LL.D from Aberdeen", now whether that refers to the Earl of Aberdeen or the University of Aberdeen I am not quite sure. I know he was using LL.D after his name in 1853 due to a court circular from The Times which talked about his meeting with the Home Secretary Viscount Palmerston.

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Re: Honorary Law Degree
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 14 October 17 16:05 BST (UK) »
Found via google:
https://archive.org/stream/officersgraduate00univuoft/officersgraduate00univuoft_djvu.txt

Officers and graduates of University [and] King's College, Aberdeen

1848, January 15. Jacobus McKnight, Londonderry.
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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