Records of Atkinson's Institution

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minute books; Cash books; Legal papers and accounts

Administrative / Biographical History

Atkinson's Institution was founded under the Will of Thomas Atkinson, a radical bookseller in Glasgow and former Lecturer in Craniology at Anderson's Institution. Atkinson's Institution was intended 'for the instruction of artisans and all members of the middle classes in literature and languages'. Run initially on the lines of a personal trust, it was incorporated under the Atkinson Institution of Glasgow Act 1861, but never achieved physical existence although the Trustees built up considerable funds.Atkinson's Institution was absorbed into the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College in 1887 and the Institution's funds were used to provide bursaries for students.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Other Finding Aids

Typed list to item level

Archivist's Note

Archivist's note:Description prepared by Margaret Harrison, Jordanhill LibraryRules or Conventions:Description based on Scottish Archive Network guidelines, based on ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000). and Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997)Date of descriptions:July 2007

Related Material

GB 249 OE Records of the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College / the Royal Technical College / the Royal College of Science and Technology