Papers of Stotherd Thomas Richard Smith Mitchell, 1897-1980, lecturer in Physical Chemistry 1933-1963, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Correspondence and papers of Stotherd T R S Mitchell concerning University career and publications 1920-1963;
  • Personal papers and correspondence of Stotherd Mitchell, and his sister, Mary Macwhinnie Mitchell c1912-1970s;
  • Photographs 1930s-1960s.

Administrative / Biographical History

Stotherd Thomas Richard Smith Mitchell was born at Cadders Parish on the 1 November 1897  , the son of John Mitchell a law clerk. He studied at the University of Glasgow graduating in 1922  as BSc, in 1926  as PhD, and in 1931  as DSc. In 1927, he became an assistant in the Department of Physical Chemistry at the University. In 1933  , he became a lecturer in Physical Chemistry, a post he held until 1963. He died on the 4 August 1980  at Bishopbriggs.


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Acquisition Information

George Mackenzie : 1989

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Related Material

GB 0248 DC 148 Papers of Mitchell, Stotherd Thomas Richard Smith (1897-1980: chemist, Lecturer in Physical Chemistry, 1933-1963, University of Glasgow).

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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, 22 May 2000.

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