Papers of Denis Main Ross Esson, 1919-1975, Lecturer in Civil Engineering, University of Glasgow, Scotland

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Scope and Content

  • Diary, 1970.

Administrative / Biographical History

Denis Main Ross Esson was born in Newport, Monmouthshire, on 4 February 1919  . His father, John Ross Esson, was a mechanical engineer and export merchant. Denis attended the University of London and graduated with a second class BSc in Civil Engineering in 1949. He then attended the University of Glasgow from 1968-1975  as a part-time research student working towards a PhD on A study of a Suspension Bridge System Using a Pretensioned Inverted Catenary in Place of a Stiffening Truss. He also worked as a Lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering. His publications include The Curse of Cromwell: A History of the Ironside Conquest of Ireland, 1649-1653, (1971) and A metric manual of specifications and quantities for civil engineers, (1975) with W H King. He died on 24 March 1975  .

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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

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Collection catalogued by Janice Miller, Archive Assistant, 04 June 2003. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 21 July 2004. Administrative history edited by Jane Heward, Archives Assistant, 21 July 2011.