- Natural Philosophy lecture notes 1948-1953
- Astronomy lecture notes 1949-1950
- Mathematics lecture notes 1948-1951
Papers of Samuel Heron, 1930-1954, science graduate and research student, University of Glasgow, Scotland
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- ReferenceGB 248 UGC 149
- Dates of Creation1948-1953
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description0.13 metres 1 archive box
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Samuel Heron was born in Greenock on 5th June 1930 . His father, also Samuel, was a rivetter. Samuel attended St. Mary's Elementary College and St Columba's High School, in Greenock. He came to the University of Glasgow in 1948 and began studying Pure Science, which included Botany, Maths and Natural Philosophy. In his second year he studied Maths (Higher), Natural Philosophy (Higher) and Astronomy (Ordinary). For his third year he studied Maths III and Natural Philosophy III. He studied Natural Philosophy IV in his fourth year and graduated B.Sc in 1952 . In the same year he began a PhD, studying Pure Science. He was still a research student at the university when he unfortunately lost his life in a climbing accident on the 5th of January 1954 . A library based in the Natural Philosophy Department within the University of Glasgow was inaugurated as a memorial to Samuel Heron. This library closed when the departmental building was refurbished in the early 1990s. The books from the library were given to the Glasgow University Physical Society , which is still in existence (2007).
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Deposit : Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow : 19th January 2004 : ACCN 2515
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Previously kept within the department of Natural Philosophy at the University of Glasgow. It was then transferred to the Hunterian Museum, before deposit at GUAS.
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Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives,ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999 and National Council on Archives,Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names
Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.
Fonds level description compiled by Martin Salmon, Archives Assistant, 05 April 2006