- University of Glasgow matriculation cards, 1864-1868;
- University of Glasgow class attendence tickets and certificates, 1864-1868;
- Essays written by William Millar, 1868.
Papers of William Millar, c1841-c1890, arts student, University of Glasgow, Scotland
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
William Millar was born in Renfrewshire c1841 . His father, Alexander, was a merchant. William attended the University of Glasgow between 1864-1868 (he did not attend classes during the academic session 1865-1866 ). He did not graduate. The most likely reasons were that letters of recommendation from his professors were enough so he did not need to go to the added expense of graduating, that the graduation certificate was not as important at that time as it is today, that he took some classes here but graduated from another University or College, or that he was unable to pass the required examinations. In his first year, 1864-1865 , he studied Greek (Tyrones class), Junior Humanities, and Junior Latin. In 1866-1867 he took Greek (Provectiores class) and Public Logic class. In 1867-1868 he studied Moral Philosophy and Ethics. Some time after leaving university he moved to Bermondsey, Surrey with his wife, Jessie. They had two children, Jessie (b 1873) and William (b 1875). According to the 1881 Census William Millar was a "licensed victualler" and kept "The Windsor Castle" public house in Bethnal Green, London. He died around the 1890s .
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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 Gemma Tougher, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 5 November 2008. Lower level description compiled by Gemma Tougher, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 5 November 2008. Amended by Sam Maddra, Assistant Archivist (cataloguing), 24 August 2016.