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Thomas Stillie 1832-1883

Thomas Stillie 1832-1883Right next to the bust featured yesterday is one of Thomas Logan Stillie (1832-1883), a benefactor to the University. Greatly involved in Glasgow’s musical life, Stillie worked for some years as a music critic for the Glasgow Herald. His library included a range of music books on subjects including the theory and philosophy of music, tutoring, music history and composition, and a number of concert programmes, as well as a comprehensive collection of musical scores of the time, such as oratorios, part-songs, operas, instrumental and chamber music, and symphonies. A collection of some 750 volumes of scores and books on music was bequeathed to the University of Glasgow by his estate a year after his death.

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