Papers of Dr Robert Thomson Hutcheson, 1903-2003, Registrar and Secretary of Court 1942-1974, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

ACCN 2839

  • Events, including invitations & menu cards, 1865-2001
  • Correspondence, 1942-1997
  • Diary, May-Sep 1952
  • Hutcheson's notes & publications, 20th century (mainly 1970)
  • Research material on academic dress, 19th century; 1975
  • Research material on timekeeping, c1863
  • Research material on Regents in the University of Glasgow, c20th century
  • Papers relating to the General Council, 1950s-1974
  • Papers relating to Glasgow University '93 Club, 1953
  • Papers relating to Faculty of Medicine, 1812-1819
  • Papers relating to Court Office, 1860s-1947
  • Glasgow University Graduates Association minutes, 1976-1985
  • Photographs & negatives, 1940s-1986
  • Newspaper cuttings, 1924-1997
  • University publications, 1880-1978
  • General publications, 1857-1983
  • 'To Let' poster for a dairy farm in East Kilbride, 1863

ACCN 3669

  • "Notes on Academic Dress in the University of Glasgow" by Robert T Hutcheson, 1965

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert Thomson Hutcheson was born in 1903 in Glasgow and was educated at Hutchesons' Grammar School and the University of Glasgow, graduating MA 1925 and PhD 1929, as well as being awarded an honorary LLD in 1975. He was appointed as a junior member of academic staff at the University in 1920 and became Registrar then Secretary of Court, a post which he held from 1942-1974.


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Deposit : Julie Gardham : 14 Dec 2005 : ACCN 2839

Deposit : Glasgow University Library : 15 May 2012 : ACCN 3669

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