Papers of Tennent Smith, 1905-1977, science graduate, University of Glasgow, Scotland

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Scope and Content

  • Chemistry laboratory notes, 1923-1924;
  • Geology notes, 1924-1927.

Administrative / Biographical History

Tennent Smith was born in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire on 05 January 1905  . His father John Smith had been a manual instructor, but died prior to him attending university. He attended the University of Glasgow from 1923-1927  , taking classes in Mathematics, Natural Philosophy and Chemistry in his first year; Mathematics, Botany and Geology in his second; Chemistry and Geology in his third, and Geology in his fourth and final year. He graduated with a BSc in July 1927  and subsequently became a teacher in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. Tennent died in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, on 21 July 1977  .


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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


Collection catalogued by members of Glasgow University Archive Service staff. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description by Vikki Laidlaw, Hub Project Assistant, 01 April 2005 and Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 13 April 2005. Biographical history edited by Jane Heward, Archive Assistant, 06 June 2011.

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