Papers of Lilias Mary Watson Barron, b1912, science graduate, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

Papers of Lilias Mary Watson Barron:  

  • Matriculation cards, 1930-1934;
  • Assorted Chemistry lecture notes, 1930-1932;
  • Photographs of Chemistry class, 1934.

Papers of Lilias Hunter Barron:  

  • Chemistry lecture notes, 1962.

The collection contained examination papers and answer booklets for Chemistry and Organic Chemistry from 1930-1934 but these have been removed to the University's examination papers collection, which can be consulted on request.

Administrative / Biographical History

Lilias Mary Watson Barron was born in  1912  in Alva, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, and attended the University of Glasgow, Scotland, from  1930-1934  taking classes in Mathematics, Chemistry, Natural Philosophy and Botany. Lilias graduated BSc in  1934  and went on to marry to become Mrs Barron.

Her daughter, Lilias Hunter Barron, was born in Stirling in 1944 and was a student at Alva Academy and Alloa Academy. Lilias attended the University of Glasgow from 1962-1968, taking classes in Chemistry (Ordinary), Natural Philosophy (Ordinary) and Botany (Ordinary) in her first year; Double Chemistry, Physiology and Biochemistry in her second; Biochemistry (Higher) in her third; Genetics (Higher) and Bacteriology in her fourth, and Comibed Biology (Honours) in her fifth and final year. She was awarded a first class certificate in Chemistry (Ordinary) in 1963. She graduated with a second class BSc in Combined Biology in June 1968. This collection contains one of her Chemistry lecture books.


The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received

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Acquisition Information

Deposit : Mrs Lilias Barron : 1994

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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


Fonds level description created by Vikki Laidlaw, Hub Project Assistant, April 2005. Collection converted to Encoded Archival Description by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, April 2005. Edited by Gemma Tougher, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 3 January 2013.

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