Papers of John Aitken, b1907, engineering graduate, Royal Technical College, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

Lecture notes: Third Year Engineering

  • Natural Philosophy 1927-1928;
  • Geology and Mineralogy 1927-1928;

Lecture notes: Fourth Year Engineering

  • Heat Engines II 1928-1929;
  • Memoir (typescript) An Engineering Student of the Twenties 1980.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Aitken was born on 11 June 1907  . He was an engineering student at the University of Glasgow and studied at the Royal Technical College from 1924-1928  . In his first year, 1924-1925, he studied Natural Philosophy, Maths and Engineering Drawing. The following year he took Maths II, General Engineering and Engineering Drawing. In his third year he studied Mechanics II, Geology, Civil Engineering and Civil Engineering Design. In his final year, 1927-1928, Aitken studied Civil Engineering II, Civil Engineering Design & Drawing II, Surveying and Mechanics II. He graduated BSc in 1929  and worked as a Civil Engineer.


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Deposit : John Aitken : Clwyd, North Wales : 28 December 1976, 12 January 1977, 06 October 1981, 01 June 1983.

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Fonds level description compiled by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 27 October 2004.

Updated by Emma Yan, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 10 January 2008

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