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M - Marischal College

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A large blue manuscript capital letter M with a painting, a red gown, a ceremonial mace, silverware and a plate.

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Marischal College la16- 
One of the two colleges (once independent universities) of Aberdeen University. Founded by the fifth Earl Marischal of Scotland in 1593.

We desire to found at Aberdeen (called New to distinguish it from Old Aberdeen) a public Gymnasium in the building formerly belonging to the Franciscans where young men may be thoroughly trained and instructed, both in the other humane arts and also in Philosophy and a purer piety.
Foundation Charter of Marischal College and University.