This collection of prize-winning essays dates from 1823 to 1992, and comprises essays submitted for a variety of prizes, medals and awards of the University of Glasgow. The essays in this collection cover a variety of subjects, the majority of the earliest being classical or theological. The collection is not complete with many prize winning essays failing to have survived. The University Calendar provides details and conditions of the awards, annual subjects for the essays and lists prize winners names from 1858.
Collection of Glasgow University Prize Essays
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
This collection of prize-winning essays dates from 1823 to 1992, and comprises essays submitted for a variety of prizes, medals and awards of the University of Glasgow , Scotland. Each essay was usually submitted in a bound volume. The early essays, up until 1856, were submitted anonymously, and almost all are handwritten. The nine hundred and ninety-nine essays cover a wide variety of subjects, the majority of the earliest being classical or theological with later examples of science, sociology, history and education. From 1858, prize winners names were published in the University Calendar where the rules and regulations governing the prizes and the subjects of the essays are also given.
The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received
Conditions Governing Access
Transfer : Glasgow University Library : 1987 : ACCN 1002
Other Finding Aids
Digital file level list available in searchroom.
Searchable computer database available in searchroom searchable by title, author, prize and date
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Conditions Governing Use
Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the University Archivist
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This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 248 procedures
Post-1911 prize essays were held by Glasgow University Library and transferred in 1987 to the Archives where the earlier essays were already located. New essays acquired yearly after 1987.
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