- Printed material 1935-1970
- Files 1911-1976
- Class notebooks 1920-c1940
- Photographs c1755-c1968
Papers of Dr Andrew Kent, 1899-1976, chemist, Chemistry Lecturer, University of Glasgow, Scotland, 1935-1963
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 248 DC 058
- Dates of Creation1920-1976
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description0.3 metres
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Andrew Kent was educated at Glasgow High School, Glasgow, Scotland, and started at the University of Glasgow in 1915. He left the University in 1916 in order to take up military service in the 1914-1918 World War but returned to complete his studies in 1918, graduating MA, BSc in 1923. He was then recruited as an assistant in Chemistry by Professor T Patterson, from whom he took over as lecturer on the History of Chemistry in 1942. He also conducted Chemistry courses in the Faculty of Arts. He produced a wide range of publications, including The Early Chemistry of Gold and was an contributor to the book .
He took a strong interest in University affairs, notably The College Club, as well as the Departmental Society and Glasgow University Alchemist's Club. He retired in 1963.
Andrew Kent died at the age of seventy-seven at Elderslie, Renfrewshire, Scotland, on the 29 February 1976.
The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received
Conditions Governing Access
Deposit : 1979
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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 Hannah Westall, Archives Assistant, 18 May 2000