Papers of Hugh McCallum Donaldson, 1913-1990, arts and science graduate of the University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • School records, 1926-1932;
  • Science notebooks, 1926-1929;
  • Exam results, 1926-1929;
  • Ardrossan Academy class results, 1929-1932;
  • University of Glasgow lecture notes, 1932-1937;
  • University degree certificates, 1935-1937;
  • University class certificate, 1936-1937;
  • Jordanhill College teacher training notes,1937-1938;
  • Documents collected on a trip to Canada , 1954-1957;
  • Book of poetry, 1855.

Administrative / Biographical History

Hugh McCallum Donaldson was born in  1913  in Glasgow, Scotland. He attended Largs High School and Ardrossan Academy before going on to study at the  University of Glasgow between  1932-1937  .

In  1932-1933  he studied mathematics, history and Italian. Then in  1933-1934  he studied English, moral philosophy, Italian and Scottish history and literature. In  1934-1935  he studied Italian, botany and Scottish history and literature, graduating with an MA degree in  June 1935  . In session  1935-1936  he returned to study for a BSc in the faculty of science, attending classes in natural philosophy, chemistry and geology. The following session, his last at the University, was spent studying mathematics and organic chemistry. Hugh obtained a BSc degree in  1937  . He achieved a distinction in the higher ordinary cass of Scottish history and literature in session  1934-1935  . In session  1936-1937  he received a second class certificate in senior organic chemistry.

After graduation Hugh undertook teacher training at  Jordanhill College ,  Glasgow . After qualifying he started his teaching career at Dalry High School and, immediately after the War, was appointed maths teacher at Largs High School. He became Principal Teacher of mathematics at Largs shortly afterwards. On three occasions he was elected Vice-President of the Scottish Secondary Teachers Association and was also elected a governor of  Jordanhill College of Education for the four years prior to his retirement.

Hugh McCallum Donaldson died in  1990  .


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

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Acquisition Information

Gift : Miss Jean Donaldson : Feb 1998 : ACCN 1661 ; Aug 1999 : ACCN 1821 ; June 2000 : ACCN 1938 : 2006 : ACCN 2923

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Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives,ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999 and National Council on Archives,Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Fonds level description compiled by Patrick Canning, 06 December 2001. Lower level descriptions compiled by Emma Yan, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 5 December 2007. Amendments made by Vikki Laidlaw, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 17 May 2006 and Emma Yan, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 30 November 2007. UGC25/4 added by Alma Topen, Senior Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 8 Feb 2010. Edited by Michelle Kaye, Archives Assistant, 24 September 2012.

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