Papers of James I Smith, fl.1876-1886, chemistry students of Anderson's University, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Notes taken at the chemistry lectures given by Dr Edmund James Mills at Anderson's University, Glasgow, 1876-1877
  • Autograph letter signed James I Smith applying for a job as a chemist in a brewery, 16 June 1886

Administrative / Biographical History

James I Smith attended Anderson's University, Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland during the 1876-1877  session before going on to a career as a chemist. Whilst attending the University he attended the chemistry lectures of Dr Edmund James Mills (1840-1921), Professor of Technical Chemistry at Anderson's University. In 1877, Anderson's University became Anderson's College, a predecessor institution of the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

Dr Edmund James Mills was appointed to the Young Chair of Technical Chemistry, Glasgow connected to Anderson's University in 1875 . He was an energetic man with broad experience and a prolific researcher. His lectures were held early in the morning and attracted the attention of young men of business.

John Butt, John Anderson's Legacy: The University of Strathclyde and its Antecedents 1769-1996 ( East Linton, 1996 )


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

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Acquisition Information

Gift : Mr H Brook : 1966 : ACCN 4154

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Item level descriptions are available via the department's online manuscripts catalogue available at  searching by the call number MS Gen 454

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Archivist's Note

Compiled by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, March 2003

No alterations made to date

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