System Number: 00502
Date: 21 April 1903
Author: James Key Caird
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler C3
Document Type: ALS
[in crest:] GLASGOW & SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY / HOTELS
21 April 1903
Dear Doctor Whistler
Today only have I learned your address & write you my congratulations & wish I could repeat all the kind things which were said of you at the graduation ceremony [p. 2] which I attended & could compare with the ceremony of the old St Andrews University which made me an LL.D so recently
I wish you had been able to be present that I might have touched your hand [p. 3] in memory of the "old time before"
My sister is here from Loch Long & joins her remembrances with mine
J. K. Caird
In April 1903 JW received the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from the University of Glasgow, and since he was too ill to attend the ceremony it was awarded 'in absentia'..
Ellen Caird, friend of Mrs F. Leyland, possibly a sister of Sir James Caird.