Robert Marshall

Biography of Robert Marshall

Robert Marshall (d 1912), coal merchant, Glasgow, bequeathed the Grangehill Estate in Beith in Ayrshire to the University, to endow or assist in endowing a chair in Modern Languages. His gift, with those of James Clason-Harvie and others, was used in 1917 to found the Marshall Chair of Modern Romantic Languages, which became the Marshall Chair of French Language and Literature in 1966.


Robert Marshall
Coal Merchant

Died 1 July 1912.
University Link: Benefactor
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Record last updated: 18th Jun 2014

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