James Smith of Jordanhill


Andersons Institution or Andersons University President

Glasgow - 1830 - 1839

Glasgow educational body, now the University of Strathclyde, endowed under the will of Prof. John Anderson of 1796.


James Smith was a trustee, manager and from 1830 to 1839 President of Anderson's University, the precursor of the University of Strathclyde. 'One of his most notable achievements as president was the foundation in 1831 of the Andersonian Museum, the interior of which he designed. A major benefactor, he gave coins, medals, and natural-history specimens and was honorary curator from 1848 until his death.'

Smith, George Fairfull. "Smith, James, of Jordanhill (1782–1867), geologist and biblical historian." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 23 Sep. 2004; Accessed 23 Nov. 2020. https://www.oxforddnb.com/view/10.1093/ref:odnb/9780198614128.001.0001/odnb-9780198614128-e-25823.