Papers of Christian Smith Gibson, 1898-1980, law graduate, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Various law notes, 1918-1920.

Administrative / Biographical History

Christian Smith Gibson was born in Baldernock, Stirlingshire, on  05 June 1898  . Her father John Gibson had been a teacher, but died prior to her attending university. Christian attended the  University of Glasgow as a private student from  1916-1917  and as a regular student from  1917-1920  , taking classes in Conveyancing in her first year; Civil Law and Forensic Medicine in her second; Scots Law and Private Law in her third, and Conveyancing and Public International Law in her fourth and final year. She came third in her Conveyancing examination in 1917, and was awarded a second class certificate in Civil Law in 1918, the Robert Ross Prize in Scots Law in 1919 and an honours certificate in Conveyancing in 1920. Christain graduated with a BL in  April 1920  and subsequently worked as a law clerk until she married James Davidson Webster in  October 1925  . She died in Seamill, Ayrshire, on  18 October 1980  .


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Deposit : Christian S Webster : 1977

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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


Collection catalogued by members of Glasgow University Archive Service staff. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description by Vikki Laidlaw, Hub Project Assistant, 31 March 2005 and Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 31 March 2005.. Edited by Jane Heward, Archive Assistant, 3 June 2011. Amended by Sam Maddra, Assistant Archivist (cataloguing), 24 August 2016.

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