Papers of George Blair, 1874-1947, science graduate, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Engineering excercise notebooks, 1890-1894;
  • One set of slide valve models, 1893-1894.

Administrative / Biographical History

George Blair was born on 10 September 1874 in Edinburgh. He began his degree at Glasgow University in 1890 within the Faculties of Arts and Medicine, studying Engineering, Chemistry, Maths and Engineering Drawing. He went on to study Engineering II, Engineering Drawing II and Naval Architecture in his second year; and Natural Philosophy, Naval Architecture and Maths (Senior) in his third year. In his final year he took classes in Engineering, Engineering Drawing and Natural Philosophy, having switched to the Faculty of Science. He graduated with a BSc in 1895 and, according to the General Council Registers, went on to become a mechanical engineer. He died in 24th October 1947.


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

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Acquisition Information

Gift : Eleanor Small : June 1979 : Accn 73 (formerly numbered GUA 36704-6)

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Custodial History

George Blair gave his papers to the late Professor James Small in 1945. His wife Eleanor R Small, in turn passed the records to the University Archives


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Additional Information

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 Rosie Mclure, Archives Assistant, 12 September 2000. Lower level description compiled by members of Glasgow University Archive Service staff.

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