Papers of Matthew Niven, c.1859-1899, arts and law student, University of Glasgow, Scotland

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Lecture notes:

  • Notes on conveyancing lectures Vol 1, 2, & 3, given by James Robertson, DD, LLD, Professor of Conveyancing 1883-1884.

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Matthew Niven was born in c.1859  in Carmunnock, Lanarkshire. He was a law student at the University of Glasgow from 1877-1885  , although he did not seem to graduate from the University, and only took classes there. From 1877-1879 he studied English Literature, Logic and Economics. For the first year of his Law degree, 1882-1883, he studied Scotch Law; during the second and third academic sessions, 1883-1885, he took conveyancing. Matthew Niven was later employed at Brownlie, Watson & Beckett, writers and notaries in West George Street, Glasgow as well as the Bank of Scotland in Barrhead.

He married in 1891 and died on 3 February 1899 in Barrhead.


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