- 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.
Papers of Hugh McCallum Donaldson, 1913-1990, arts and science graduate of the University of Glasgow, Scotland
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 248 UGC 025
- Dates of Creation1855-1957
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1.02 metresThere are no physical characteristics that affect the use of this material
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
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
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.