Papers of Ailsa Giles Maxwell (fl. 1945-1948) and Stuart Maxwell (fl. 1938-1947)

Scope and Content

The collection is composed partly of notes from the following lecture courses taken by Macdonald: Political Economy II, 1945-1946; Political Economy, 1946-1947; Political Economy, Honours, 1946-1947; undated Economics, Honours; undated European Economic History; and, undated Political Economy (Dr. Rankin).

Another part of the collection is composed of Maxwell's lecture notes, being: English Literature, First Ordinary, and Scottish History, 1938-1939; British History, Honours, 1939-1940; Scottish History, 1939-1940 (Prof. Hannay); Political Economy, 1939-1940; Political Science, 1940-1941 (Mr. Nobbs); European History I, Honours, possibly 1945; undated British History, Honours, and Mackay Lectures; and undated, Scottish History, Honours, but post-war.

Administrative / Biographical History

Ailsa Giles Macdonald graduated from Edinburgh University with the degree of M.A.(Hons) in Economics in 1948.

Stuart Maxwell graduated in Honours History in 1947. Stuart Maxwell became the husband of Ailsa Giles Macdonald.

Access Information

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance

Acquisition Information

Material received from Mrs. Ailsa Giles Maxwell, February 2003, Accession no. E2003.34.


The biographical/administrative history was compiled using material contained in the collection.

Other Finding Aids

Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Access to records in a fragile condition may be restricted

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Graeme D. Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.


Check the local Indexes for details of any additions.