Papers of John Cooper Rankin, 1922-2008, engineering graduate, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • 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.

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.


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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 1999and 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.