Papers of the Shearer family, graduates of the University of Glasgow

Scope and Content

  • Papers of William Shearer 1885-1898
  • Papers of James Shearer 1893-1900
  • Papers of Thomas Shearer 1928-1938

Administrative / Biographical History

The collection consists of the student and working papers of three brothers, Thomas, William and James Shearer. The son's of a butcher, Thomas Shearer, all three attended the University of Glasgow at some point between 1885 and 1932.


The material is arranged into series as shown within the scope and content note. Within series, items are arranged into further series within which items are generally arranged chronologically.

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Deposit : T Shearer : 1996 : ACCN 1477

Other Finding Aids

Digital file level list available in searchroom

Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S)) and London (NRA)

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

Held by Rev Thomas Shearer


None expected

Related Material

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No known publications using this material

Additional Information

This material is original

No alterations made to date

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