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silver "Churchwarden" pipe, hallmarked 1735, believed to have belonged to Samuel Johnson

hallmarks MANU unknown Although Samuel Johnson and William Hunter knew each other, the pipe arrived in the University's Historical Collections in 1931 via Compton Mackenzie of "Whisky Galore" fame. According to the accession book Compton MacKenzie, during his period as Lord Rector of the University, presented the pipe to the Glasgow University Ossianic Society on the occasion of the celebration of…