Papers of William Thomas Marshall, 1907- , Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Glasgow, Scotland

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  • Student notebooks 1926-1969
  • Photographs c1920s-1970

Administrative / Biographical History

William Thomas Marshall was born on the 14 October 1907  , son of Thomas and Edith Marshall. He was educated at Westminster City School, and then at the Imperial College of Science & Technology . He then gained practical experience with British Reinforced Eng. Co. Ltd, Stafford where he was a reinforced concrete designer. In 1934  he became an engineering assistant with F A Macdonald & Partners (Glasgow) Ltd. However an interest in the academic side of his profession led to his appointment as a lecturer of Civil Engineering at Imperial College in 1936  . He held this post until 1945 when he became a technical officer to the Institution of Structural Engineers. In 1946  he became the Professor of Engineering at St Andrews University . Then in 1952  he was appointed as the Regius Professor of Civil Engineering and Mechanics at Glasgow University . He remained with the University until his retirement in 1975  . Whilst at the University he also acted as the senate's Assessor 1968-1972  . He was the visiting Professor at Northwestern University in 1960, and at the University of Western Australia in 1967. His publications include: Fundamental Principles of Reinforced Concrete Design , (1951); Solutions to Problems in Structures , (1958); (with H M Nelson) Structures , (1969); and a number of papers on structural engineering.

Source: Who's Who , London ( 1976  ), and The College Courant, Vol.V, No.9 , Glasgow ( 1952  )


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P. Arthur : Civil Engineering, Glasgow University, Glasgow, G12 8QQ : 1992

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Fonds level description compiled by Hannah Westall, Archives Assistant, 19 May 2000. Lower level descriptions compiled by Glasgow University Archive Services staff. Finding aid created by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 05 February 2004. Catalogue edited by Michelle Kaye, Archives Assistant, June 2012.

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