Papers of James Paterson Ferguson, 1907-, arts student, University of Glasgow, Scotland

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  • Student lecture notes: Kant, 1927-1928.

Administrative / Biographical History

James Paterson Ferguson was born on 15 May  1907  at Clydebank, Dumbartonshire. His father, Thomas, was a moulder. James attended Clydebank High School, and graduated BA (Oxon), before attending the  University of Glasgow between  1924  and  1928 , studying Latin; English; Geography; Logic & Metaphysics; and Moral Philosophy. He won numerous prizes throughout his student career, including First Prize, and the Caird Medal, for Honours Moral Philosophy (1927-1928), and a 1st class certificate in Honours Logic (1927-1928). Ferguson graduated MA 1st class Honours in Philosophy on 20 April  1929 . After leaving university he became a clergyman, and between the 1940s and 1961 he worked at St John's College, Agra, India. Then from c1962 to the early 1990s he was a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy, at Fourah Bay College, Sierra Leone. Ferguson retired to the Isle of Man, and according to the General Council Register was still there in 1995.


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Donation : Rev James Paterson Ferguson : 1977

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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 description compiled by Andrew Thomson, Hub Archivist, 16 July 2004. Lower levels converted to Encoded Archival Description by Alma Topen, Senior Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing),18 June 2013.