Papers of Mollie Gofton, student of the Glasgow & West of Scotland College of Domestic Science (Incorporated), Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

The Mollie Gofton Collection consists of the following records:

  • Certificates 1934-1937
  • College prospectus 1935
  • Housecraft examination paper 1934
  • Needlework medal course results 1935
  • Housewife’s course notebook 1933-1934
  • Photograph of Mollie Gofton 1935
  • Glasgow & West of Scotland College of Domestic Science medal [c1937]
  • Newspaper cutting regarding Mollie Gofton’s retirement [c1976]

Administrative / Biographical History

Mollie Gofton was born in 1916  in Darlington, England. Mollie was educated Scotland at Dundee High School, Dundee, and Lenzie Academy, Lenzie, East Dunbartonshire, and proceeded to attend the Glasgow & West of Scotland College of Domestic Science (Incorporated) , Glasgow, Scotland, on leaving school. She studied for the housewife’s certificate, dressmaker’s certificate, needlework and cutting out certificate, embroidery certificate, high class cook’s certificate and the needlework medal during the period 1933-1937 . She worked in West Kirby Grammar School, West Kirby, Wirral, England, retiring as matron after 28 years of service. She died in 2000.


The material is arranged in the order in which it was received

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Gift : family member : May 2002 : ACCN 2001/50

Other Finding Aids

Manual file level list available in searchroom

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Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the University Archivist

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 1847 procedures

Custodial History

Held by the family of Mollie Grafton


None expected

Related Material

GB 1847 QC Records of The Queens College, Glasgow, formerly the Glasgow & West of Scotland College of Domestic Science (Incorporated)

The Queen’s College Special Collection (Glasgow Caledonian University Library Special Collections) see


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Additional Information

This material is original

Revised by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 22 July 2002