Papers of John Marshall, 1871-1938, veterinary student, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

The collection contains a wide variety of papers from John Marshall’s educational career including pre-university schooling from Glasgow Academy, general university education at University of Glasgow and Edinburgh, and specialized education in medicine and veterinary studies from Anderson’s College and Glasgow Veterinary College. These papers consist of certificates of attendance, class tickets, awards and medals, and matriculation cards. Also included in the collection are personal papers including prescriptions and remedies, letters of reference, and personal correspondence.

  • Class tickets and certificates of attendance for Anderson’s College and the University of Glasgow, 1885-1896;
  • Examination papers for classes taken at Glasgow Academy, University of Glasgow, and University of Edinburgh,1885-1897
  • Certificates of Merit and medals for Glasgow Veterinary College, 1893-1897;
  • Handwritten prescriptions and remedies, 1889-1901;
  • Letters of reference, 1899-1901;
  • Personal Correspondence, 1899-1977.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Marshall was born 1871 as the eldest son of Thomas Marshall, a merchant of Glasgow. John studied medicine at Anderson's College, University of Edinburgh and University of Glasgow from 1886-1893, before joining the Glasgow Veterinary College in 1893. He was married to Ada Watson and they resided in Horncastle, Lincolnshire where John worked professionally as a veterinarian. He died the 21 September 1938, aged 67, in Horncastle.


The original order of the fonds has been maintained and arranged into two series, educational papers and personal papers, which reflect the major activities of the creator over the years. The educational series has been arranged into four subseries reflecting the specialized areas of education John Marshall received.

Access Information

Open, subject to the Data Protection Act 1998

Acquisition Information

Deposit : University of Glasgow Veterinary School : 1986


Fonds level description compiled by Rosalyn Liljenquist, IMP student cataloguer, November 2011.

Other Finding Aids

Collection is in the process of being catalogued so there are no other finding aids at the moment.

Alternative Form Available

No known copies.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

None which affect the use of this material.

Archivist's Note

Collection is in the process of being catalogued.

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist and reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of the documents.

Appraisal Information

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

Custodial History

This collection was given to Professor Donald Lawson of the Glasgow University Department of Veterinary Surgery in 1977 by Cliff who acquired the papers from the solicitors of John Marshall’s daughter. The collection was then deposited in Glasgow University Archives in 1986 by s member of staff at the Glasgow Veterinary School upon Professor Lawson retiring.


Non expected.

Related Material

  • GB 0248 DC244, Anderson’s College
  • GB 0248 DC144, Glasgow Veterinary College;
  • GB 2229, Royal Highland Agricultural Society of Scotland;
  • GB 0585, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh;
  • GB 0779, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh;
  • GB 0250, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow

Location of Originals

The material is original.


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