Andrew McLaren Carstairs, Lecturer in Economic History, University of Dundee

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Research notes and report on The Changing Character and Distribution of the Industrial Population in the Tayside Area, 1911-1951. Notes are in the form of statistics prepared for computer classification.

Administrative / Biographical History

Andrew McLaren Carstairs was born in India, the son of a missionary, and was educated at George Watson's College and St Andrews University from where he graduated with a first in History and Economics. During the Second World War he worked with British military intelligence, then in 1948 was appointed to a lectureship in Political Economy at St Andrews University. From 1951 until 1965 he lectured in Economic History and then moved to what was then Queen's College Dundee where he was to become Senior Lecturer in Economic History. His research interests included not only economic history but also electoral systems and constitutions. Carstairs was interested in all aspects of University life. He was a sought after chairman for numerous committees and a strong supporter of the rugby club. He retired in 1979 and died in 1990 after a short illness.


Records are arranged as ordered by Carstairs.

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The collection was originally given the reference MS 15/162.

Fonds level description compiled by Caroline Brown, July 2003.

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