Papers of Francis John MacCunn, c1887-1915, assistant in department of History, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Correspondence from Francis MacCunn to members of his family during military service 1914-1916
  • Correspondence regarding the death of Francis MacCunn in action 1916
  • Correspondence from Glasgow University Officers' Training Corps 1916
  • Glasgow University Officers' Training Corps certificate 1914

Administrative / Biographical History

Francis John MacCunn ( c1887-1915 ) graduated from the University of Oxford, England, BA in 1911 and Blitt in 1912. He then worked as an assistant within the department of History at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, from 1912  and in 1914 published his main work, The Contemporary English View of Napoleon (London: Bell, 1914). Upon moving to Glasgow, he also joined the Glasgow University Officers' Training Corps, achieving the rank of Captain. At the outbreak of the 1914-1918 World War, he joined the 6th Cameron Highlanders and was killed in action at Battle of Loos, France in 1915 .


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

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Gift : family member : 1967 : ACCN 4178

Other Finding Aids

Item level descriptions are available via the department's online manuscripts catalogue available at  searching by the call number MS Gen 532

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Archivist's Note

Compiled by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, March 2003

No alterations made to date

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Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 247 procedures

Custodial History

Held by the MacCunn family


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