- Correspondence, 1912-1971;
- Radio broadcast typescripts and notes, 1941-1965;
- Copies of research materials most undated including correspondence between Napoleon Bonaparte and his generals, including Bernadotte, Neuchatel and Prince de Ponte Corvo, 1797-180;9
- Personal, education and membership papers, 1894-1953;
- Family and genealogical papers, 1796-1970;
- Invitations and ceremonial programmes, 1937-1966;
- Photographs, c1890-1960;
- Papers relating to his published works, 1923-1971.
Papers of John Duncan Mackie 1887-1978, historian and Professor of Scottish History & Literature, University of Glasgow, Scotland, 1930-1957
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- ReferenceGB 248 DC 032
- Dates of Creation1796-1978
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description6.0 metres (40 boxes, over 200 files)
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Administrative / Biographical History
John Duncan Mackie was born in 1887 , eldest son of John Beveridge Mackie and Lilias Agnes Robb. He married Cicely Jean Paterson, ward of James Donaldson, Principal of St Andrews University, in 1917 and had two sons and one daughter. He was educated at Middlesborough High School, England, and Jesus College, Oxford. He received a Second Class degree in Classical Moderations and a First Class in History. He held posts in History Departments at the St Andrews University , Scotland, and the University of London, England, before becoming Professor of Scottish History and Literature at the University of Glasgow in 1930 , a post he held until 1957 . He was Dean of Faculties from 1940-1945 and HM Historiographer for Scotland from 1958 until his death.
He served on many committees including the Scottish Records Advisory Council; Chairman of the Scottish National Register of Archives; Vice-President of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland; and President of the Scottish History Society. He served as Captain and Acting Major with the 14th Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders in the 1914-1918 World War and was twice wounded. In the 1939-1945 World War he chaired the Glasgow Joint Recruiting Board and was made Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur in 1946 . His publications include: The University of Glasgow 1451-1951: A Short History (1954); A History of the Scottish Reformation (1960); and A History of Scotland (1964).
Source: Who's Who .
The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received
Conditions Governing Access
Deposit : daughter of Professor Mackie : May 1976 Deposit : Mackie family : March 1981 : ACCN 0231, ACCN 0234 (Additional deposit)
Compiled by Moira Rankin, Senior Archivist, 08 May 2000
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Digital file level list available in searchroom Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S)2815) and London (NRA30492)
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