Album of photographs of a tour, 1876

Scope and Content

  • Album of photographs 1876

Administrative / Biographical History

This photographic album was taken by an unknown photographer and donated to Glasgow University Library by  Sir Denis William Brogan, who was a British Historian and Political Scientist. Brogan was born in Glasgow, Scotland in  1900  and was educated at Rutherglen Academy, the  University of Glasgow (MA,  1923 ), and Balliol College, Oxford. He went on to study for a year at Harvard on a Rockefeller research fellowship. He held the position of professor of Political Science at Cambridge from  1939-1968 . He also worked at University College, London, London School of Economics, (1928-1934 ) and Corpus Christi College, Oxford. During World War Two, Brogan worked for the Foreign Research and Press Service, the American Division of the Ministry of Information, Political Warfare Executive and the overseas services of the BBC. Brogan is best known as an interpreter of American History and politics for British readers. He was knighted in  1963 . In addition to many honorary doctorates from France and the United States, he was an honorary LL D of Glasgow (1946) and honorary D.Litt of Oxford (1969). He was any honorary fellow of Peterhouse and Corpus Christi and became a fellow of the British Academy in 1955. His published works include: The American Political System (1933), Politics and Law in the United States (1941), The Era of Franklin D. Roosevelt (1950), America in the Modern World (1960), American Aspects (1964), Worlds in Conflict (1967).

Source: Dictionary of National Biography, 1971-1980, 1986 ed.


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

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Acquisition Information

Donated by Sir Denis William Brogan, 03 July 1941


The photograph album was originally accessioned as *294 and is with 286 printed books, see the printed books catalogue for details.

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Item level descriptions are available via the department's online manuscripts catalogue available at the University of Glasgow Library, Department of Special Collections website, searching by the call number Dougan add 7.

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Archivist's Note

Fonds level description compiled by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 25 June 2004. Biographical history compiled by Danielle Hall, volunteer Archive Assistant.

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