Papers of David Templeton Gibson, DSc 1932, chemist and Lecturer in Chemistry, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Laboratory course for Medical Dental and Veterinary students, c mid 20th century;
  • Practical Chemistry Instruction Sheets: A First Year Course for Medical and Dental Students by D T Gibson and R I Reed, c mid 20th century;
  • Typed notes on Chemistry written by D T Gibson, c mid 20th century;
  • Instruction sheets for Medical and Dental Students in Practical Chemistry: A Final Year course by D T Gibson and R I Reed, 1954;
  • Chemistry Laboratory Manual for Medical Dental and Veterinary Students by D T Gibson and John Robertson, 1959;
  • Notes on Chemistry for Medical Dental and Veterinary Students by D T Gibson, 1960;
  • Notes on the structure of the Chemistry course for Medical Dental and Veterinary students, 1950-1967;
  • Universuty of Edinburgh First Year Chemistry Laboratory Instruction Book , 1967-1968.

Administrative / Biographical History

David Templeton Gibson was born in 1899  . He studied at Belfast and gained his MSc. In 1924  he went to the University of Glasgow as a part-time demonstrator and assistant in Chemistry. In 1927  he was appointed a lecturer and in 1930 became a Carnegie Teaching Fellow. He was awarded a DSc in 1932  from Glasgow University for a thesis entitled Polysulphonyl Methanes . He became senior lecturer in Chemistry, responsible for medical students. It is from this period in his career that the material in this collection comes. David Templeton Gibson retired in 1965  and lived in Edinburgh where he died in the late 1980s.


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Dr D T Gibson : 1982

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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 compiled by Hannah Westall, Archives Assistant, 15 May 2000, and converted to Encoded Archival Description by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 12 March 2004. Lower level descriptions compiled by members of Glasgow University Archive Services. Catalogue edited by Emma Anthony, Business Archives Cataloguer, 19 July 2012.

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