Papers of Hugh Russell Letham Lamont, b1915, science graduate, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Chemistry lecture notes, 1933-1934;
  • Natural Philosophy lecture notes, 1933-1937;
  • Mathematics lecture notes, 1934-1938;
  • Account book, 1933-1936.

Administrative / Biographical History

Hugh Russell Letham Lamont was born in Greenock, Renfrewshire, on  07 June 1915  . His father, Peter Lamont, was a printer. Hugh attended the  University of Glasgow from  1933-1939  , taking classes in Mathematics (Ordinary), Natural Philosophy (Ordinary) and Chemistry (Ordinary) in his first year; Mathematics (Intermediate Honours), Natural Philosophy (Higher) and Logic (Ordinary in his second; Mathematics (Honours), Natural Philosophy (Higher) and Moral Philosophy (Ordinary) in his third; Mathematics (Honours) and Natural Philosophy (Honours) in his fourth, and Astronomy (Ordinary) and Botany (Ordinary) in his fifth year. He was awarded a Charles S Dougall prize for coming third in his Mathematics (Ordinary) examination in 1934, a first class certificate in Mathematics (Intermediate Honours) in 1935, and a first class certificate in Astronomy (Ordinary) and a second class certificate in Botany in 1938. He graduated with a first class honours MA in Mathematics and Natural Philosophy in  June 1937  and a BSc in  July 1938  , but returned the following year as a research student. He was awarded a PhD in  April 1941  for his research on the use of wave guides in dielectric measurements and subsequently worked as a Research Physicist and later as a Technical Director.


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

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Deposit : Hugh Russell Letham Lamont : August 1982

Other Finding Aids

Digital file level list available in searchroom. Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S)) and London (NRA).

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

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Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

Appraisal Information

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

Custodial History



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Related Material

Hugh Russell Letham Lamont's PhD thesis The use of the wave guide for dielectric measurements is held by University of Glasgow Special Collections: GB 0247 Thesis 623 .

The  University of Glasgow Story website includes biographies of Professor Thomas Murray MacRobert and Professor Edward Taylor Jones.

Location of Originals

This material is original


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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.

Collection catalogued by Alison Adlard, Archive Assistant, 04 June 2003 and members of Glasgow University Archive Service staff. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 14 July 2004. Administrative history edited by Jane Heward, Archives Assistant, 22 June 2011. Names of lecturers indexed by Gemma Tougher, Assistant Archivist, (Cataloguing), 5 March 2012. Amended by Sam Maddra, Assistant Archivist (cataloguing), 24 August 2016.

Geographical Names