Papers of John Reginald Kellett, fl 1952-1990s, lecturer of Economic History, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Off-prints and typescripts of works written by Dr Kellet, 1958-1969;
  • Papers used during the course of his research including maps of railway lines in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Manchester and London and photographs, late 19th century-1960s;
  • Dr Kellet's degree certificates, 1952-1953.

Administrative / Biographical History

Dr John Reginald Kellett graduated with a PhD from  University College, London , England, in 1952 and received a MA from  St John's College , Cambridge on the 21 March 1953. He was appointed as lecturer in the Department of Economic History at the  University of Glasgow , Scotland, in 1958. His specialist subject was urban history. In 1966 he was promoted to Senior Lecturer and became a Reader in 1973. His book, The Impact of Railways on Victorian Cities, was published in 1969. He took early retirement in 1984 and he died in the early 1990s.


The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Unknown, but presumed to have been deposited in the mid-1980s when Dr Kellet retired.

Other Finding Aids

Digital file level list available in searchroom.

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the University Archivist

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 248 procedures

Custodial History

The collection used to be part of GB 248 UGD 088 which included the records of  J A Campbell & J L Lamond , Solicitors, Edinburgh (UGD 037) which were used by Dr Kellet in the course of his research. These have now been returned to GB 248 UGD 037. The remaining papers have been listed as GB 248 UGC 41 to reflect the changed nature of the collection.


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Additional Information

This material is original

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.

Collection catalogued by Lynda Smart, Assistant Archivist, 26 July 2000. Converted to Encoded Archival Description by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist on 5 November 2001. Edited by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 23 November 2001 and Emma Anthony, Business Archives Cataloguer, April 2012 and Gemma Tougher, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 2 July 2012. Amended by Sam Maddra, Assistant Archivist (cataloguing), 16 March 2018.

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