Papers of James Easton, b 1896, arts student, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Student records 1915-1921;
  • War time records 1915-1919;
  • Unemployment benefits records 1919-1921.

Administrative / Biographical History

James Easton was born in Glasgow on 25th November 1896  . His father, also called James Easton, was a clerk. He was a student of the University of Glasgow during 1915-1916  studying English and Economic History. He was also enrolled at the Glasgow and West of Scotland Commercial College studying Economics in the same session.

He joined the Army as a clerk on 26th December 1916 and was later transferred from the Army Service Corps to B.I.O. 65th Wing, Royal Air Force at CTO Dunkerque on the 17th October 1918. He was demobilised from the unit at Georgetown, Paisley on the 22nd of January 1919.

After his return from the war he went back to the University in 1920-1921  and studied History (Higher), Political Economy, Constitutional Law & History in the Faculty of Arts. He did not continue further with his studies at the University.


Arranged chronologically within record series.

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Acquisition Information

Gift : Mrs Yvonne Tough , West Dunbartonshire Council Archive Services : December 2005 : ACCN 2842

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This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 0248 procedures

Custodial History

The collection was kept in Municipal Buildings, Dumbarton until December 2005, when it was transferred to West Dunbartonshire Libraries, Information Section. It was then deposited with GUAS.


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Additional Information

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 M D Abraham, Archives Volunteer, 10 April 2006

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