- Data and class excercise sheets, c1939-1943;
- Class workbooks, c1939-1943
- Trigonometry, electrical engineering, hydraulics, thermo-dynamics and geometry class notes, 1939-1943;
- Transcription of ancestor Robert Rankin's travel diaries to Spain and Portugal written between 1855-1873.
Papers of John Cooper Rankin, 1922-2008, engineering graduate, University of Glasgow, Scotland
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
John Cooper Rankin was born in 1922 in Hamilton, Scotland. His father, Thomas, was a dental surgeon. He started at the University of Glasgow in 1939. In his first year, 1939-1940, he studied Mathematics, Natural Philosophy, Chemistry, and Engineering Drawing. In 1940-1941 he studied Mathematics II, General Engineering and Drawing. He then went on to take Advanced Mathematics, Electrical Engineering III, Electrical Design II and Radio Communication in 1941-1942. In his final year he studied Heat Engines III, Applied Mechanics III, Design II and Aeronautics, and received a prize for mechanical engineering design. He graduated with a BSc in Engineering in 1943 . He died on the 14th March 2008.
Arranged chronologically within records series.
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Deposit : J C Rankin : February 1997 : ACCN 1589
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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 Patrick Canning, 29 November 2001. Lower level description compiled by members of Glasgow University Archive Service staff.