[ John Caird; Theologian ] Autograph Letter Signed "J. Caird" to a "John G. Spens" politely declining an invitation to preside.

John Caird, Scottish theologian, sometime Principal of the University of Glasgow.
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[Headed] The University, Glasgow, 29 Oct. [no year]

Two pages, 12mo, good condition. He explains why he hasn't replied sooner, adding: I feel honoured to be again asked by the Dialectic Society to presdie at theor Introductory Lecture; but I greatly regret that, owing to a pressure of engagements this week, I am not able to comply with their request."

[Sir Richard Claverhouse Jebb, Scottish classical scholar.] Autograph Letter Signed ('R. C. Jebb'), explaining his reason for declining to give an address to the Dialectic Society of Glasgow.

Sir R. C. Jebb [Sir Richard Claverhouse Jebb] (1841-1905), Scottish classical scholar [Dialectic Society, Glasgow]
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On letterhead of the Athenaeum Club, Pall Mall [London].15 April 1893.

3pp., 12mo. Bifolium. Traces of mount adhering to blank reverse of second leaf, otherwise in good condition. The recipient is not named. He should have been pleased to 'deliver the opening address to the Dialectic Society - to which I have owed many pleasant hours in former years', but his engagements in November do not permit it: 'I shall then have lectures & other duties at Cambridge which would not allow of my going to Glasgow for the purpose of delivering the address'. He asks for his thanks for the invitation to be relayed to 'the General Board'.

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