Papers of John Smyly, Unviersity student, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

Notebooks containing handwritten lecture notes on the following subjects:

  • Moral Philosophy
  • Logic
  • Government
  • Composition

Administrative / Biographical History

John Smyly, the first son of William Smyly, a merchant, was born in Strabane, County Tyrone in present-day Northern Ireland, and attended the University of Glasgow in the 1780s. Although he did not graduate, he formally matriculated (registered) at the University in 1782 to study in Professor George Jardine 's Logic class, and also attended classes between 1783 and 1786 in Moral Philosophy, Government, and Composition (linguistics).


Both accessions listed by box in one single list. Items are generally listed in their original order

Conditions Governing Access


Acquisition Information

Gift : W D F Smyly : 21 Apr 2008 : ACCN 3182

Gift : W D F Smyly : 1 Dec 2008 : ACCN 3274


Collection box listed by Peter Monteith, Archive Assistant (Graduate Trainee), 3 Nov 2008 & 3 Feb 2009. Collection level description created by Emma Yan, Assistant Archivist (Accessions), 29 Nov 2012

Other Finding Aids

File list available by request to the Duty Archivist