Professor Arthur Alexander Matheson QC, Master of Queen's College, Dundee

Scope and Content

Professor Matheson's lecture and tutorial notes for different aspects of law and papers relating to Lord Cooper's Inquiry into university education in Dundee, 1947; papers from Scottish University Law Faculties Conferences; general correspondence; photographs.

Administrative / Biographical History

Arthur Alexander Matheson was Emeritus Professor of Scots Law in the University of Dundee. He graduated MA with first-class honours in Classics, and LLB, with distinction, from the University of Edinburgh and became a Classical Exhibitioner at Balliol. He passed advocate in 1944. In 1949, at the age of 29, he was appointed to the newly instituted Chair of Scots Law in University College, Dundee and was the first Dean of the Faculty of Law, created in 1955. From 1958 until 1966 he was Master of Queen's College, Dundee during which time the ground was prepared for the foundation of the University of Dundee in 1967. He retired due to ill health in 1980 and died just before Christmas in 1981.


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Acquisition Information

The records were gifted by Professor Wilkinson, University of Dundee in February 1980.


This collection was previously catalogued as Recs C/19.

Fonds level description compiled by Andrew Nicoll and revised by Sarah Chubb, Archives Hub Project Archivist, May 2002.

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