Papers of Alec Lawrence Macfie, 1898-1980, economist, Emeritus Professor of Political Economy, 1945-1958, University of Glasgow, Scotland

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  • Correspondence relating to war service 1917-1918
  • General correspondence 1932-1952
  • Photographs relating to John Mandeville Macfie 1915-1945
  • Lecture notes 1919-1920

Administrative / Biographical History

Alec Lawrence Macfie was born on 29 May  1898  in Glasgow, Scotland. He was the son of William G Macfie, United Presbyterian Church Minister, and Alison Macfie, nee Wilson. He was educated at the High School of Glasgow and at the  University of Glasgow. He served in the  1914-1918  World War with the 2nd Battalion The Gordon Highlanders between 1917 and 1918. In  1930 , he became lecturer in Political Economy at the University of Glasgow and was Professor of Political Economy at the same university  1946-1958 . After his retirement in 1958 he lived in Milngavie, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland, until his death in  1980 . Alec Lawrence Macfie was the brother of  Major General John Mandeville Macfie (1891-1985 ), who was educated at the South African College School, Cape Town, South Africa, the High School of Glasgow and the University of Glasgow. He graduated in 1915. In the same year be became Lieutenant in the Royal Army Medical Corps. He continued his medical career in the army until his retirement in  1952 .

Source: Who's Who, 1979( 1979 London)


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Gift : March 1996 : ACCN 4396

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Fonds level description compiled by Wiebke Redlich, Archives Assistant (Hub), 15 July 2003

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GB 247 MS Gen 1643 Papers of Alec Lawrence Macfie GB 247 Dougan Add. 65-69, ACCN 4815 Photograph albums of John Mandeville Macfie GB 248 DC229 Papers of Alec Lawrence Macfie (Glasgow University Archive Services) GB 97 BLPES/RES/6/1/308 Alec Lawrence Macfie, correspondence with the editors of the Economic Journal 1952-1969 (London School of Economics Library)

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