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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
The fourth city in Scotland, on the E. coast, between the mouths of the Dee and Don; built of grey granite, with many fine public edifices, a flourishing university, a large trade, and thriving manufactures. Old Aberdeen, on the Don, now incorporated in the municipality, is the seat of a cathedral church, and of King's College, founded in 1404, united with the university in the new town.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Aberdeen'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/a/aberdeen.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.