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Alexander Douglas

(fl. 1681-1692)
Professor of Hebrew, University of Edinburgh

Described as 'student of theology', Douglas was appointed Professor of Hebrew and Oriental Languages in the University of Edinburgh in 1681, and held the Chair until 1690 when, with the Principal and three other professors, he was expelled from the University by a Committee of Visitation for refusing to take the oath of allegiance to King William III. At his death in 1692
the College Library received 104 of his books, which were handed over by his brother, minister
of Saltoun. He also left to the College the sum of 225 merks, being a quarter's salary which was
due to him from the College.

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