Grant, Sir Alexander (18261884)

Grant, Sir Alexander, of Dalvey, born at New York; graduated at Oxford, and became a Fellow of Oriel College; in 1856 he succeeded to the baronetcy; was appointed Inspector of Schools at Madras; two years later was appointed professor of History and Principal in Elphinstone College there; at Bombay he became Vice-Chancellor of Elgin College, and in 1868 succeeded Sir David Brewster as Principal of Edinburgh University; wrote “The Story of Edinburgh University,” various essays, and edited Aristotle's Ethics; was married to a daughter of Professor Ferrier of St. Andrews (18261884).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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