Papers of Alexander Maxwell, student of the University of Glasgow, Scotland, fl.1676-1677

Scope and Content

  • Lecture notes taken in Latin on include Aristotle, metaphysics, the four classical virtues, geometry, physics, and astronomy (including diagrams) 1676-1677
  • Class lists for some lecture series

Administrative / Biographical History

Alexander Maxwell of Dargavel, Renfrewshire, Scotland, matriculated at the  University of Glasgow, Scotland in February  1676  and attended classes in the 1676-1677 session. He did not graduate from the University.


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

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Acquisition Information

Gift : Sir Edward Playfair : 1967 : ACCN 4175

Other Finding Aids

Item level descriptions are available via the department's online manuscripts catalogue available at the University of Glasgow Library, Department of Special Collections website, searching by the call number MS Gen 1005

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Archivist's Note

Fonds level description compiled by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, March 2003

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