William Fraser Mitchell

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Cassette tape entitled Schola Clara: The High School of Dundee, 1911-1918, spoken by W. Fraser Mitchell; notes for proposed illustrated talk called A Century of Dundee Life, 1865-1965; A Short Family History. Being an Account of a family of Lawson their Progenitors and Kinsmen by W. Fraser Mitchell; notes and anecdotes concerning women in Universities, University College Dundee staff, Dundee personalities and some Dundee buildings including St. John's (Roseangle Parish Church), Botanical Gardens 1977; photograph of Morgan Academy, Dundee, Class II (1908-1909).

Administrative / Biographical History

William Fraser Mitchell was born on 9 April 1900 in Monifieth, Angus the only son of William Fraser Mitchell and Jane Lawson. He was a descendant of William Watson, linen weaver, St Vigeans, who was also the great grandfather of Sir Robert Alexander Watson Watt (1892- ), inventor of the radar. William Fraser first compiled his family history in 1940. This material relates mainly to his mother's family.

Arrangement

Records are arranged to reflect their original order.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.

Acquisition Information

The records were deposited by William Fraser Mitchell in 1977 and 1980 (AccM/39, AccM/129).

Note

Fonds level description compiled by Sarah Chubb, Archives Hub Project Archivist, October 2001.

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Alternative Form Available

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Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges are made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply.

Accruals

None expected.

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