Papers of Margaret Cooke McKelvie, 1900-, arts graduate, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Class tickets, 1919-1921;
  • Certificates, 1910-1924;
  • Humanity class syllabus cards, 1918-1920;
  • Graduation photograph, 1921;
  • Teacher's certificate and letter of appointment, 1924.

Administrative / Biographical History

Margaret Cooke McKelvie was born on 15 July  1900  in Govan. Her father was Alexander McKelvie, a shipwright. She attended Govan Higher Grade Public School and Bellahouston Academy Higher Grade Public School. She entered the  University of Glasgow aged 17 and was an arts student from  1917-1921 . In her first year she studied Latin, French and Elementary Latin. The following year, 1918-1919, she studied Higher French, Higher Latin and Ordinary Italian. In her third year, 1919-1920, she studied Logic (ordinary), Junior Honours French and Junior Honours Latin. In her fourth and final year, 1920-1921, she studied Honours Latin and Honours French. She was awarded a certificate of distinction in the Honours Latin class, 1920-1921. Margaret McKelvie graduated on 19 November  1921  with an MA 2nd class honours degree in Latin and French. She became a teacher of French, her first job being at Shawlands Academy in 1924.

Miss McKelvie's name still appeared in the General Council Register in 1994, although indicating that the address was out of date.


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

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Acquisition Information

ACCN 0029/3, Oct 1982; ACCN 0696 gifted by Joyce Anderson, of Johnstone, Scotland, c1983-84.

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Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999and National Council on Archives, Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Fonds level compiled by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 05 November 2004. Lower levels catalogued by Glasgow University Archive Services staff. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description by Michael Beesley, Archive Assistant, July 2013.

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