Papers of Francis Robert Topping, c.1903-1971, student at the University of Glasgow

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  • Lecture notes 1920-1923

Administrative / Biographical History

Lieutenant Colonel  Francis Robert Topping was born in  c.1903 . He attended the  University of Glasgow , Scotland, from  1920-1923 , and he graduated with a BSc in engineering in  1923 . During his time at university he studied engineering, higher draw and lab, mathematics, natural philosophy and chemistry. He appeared to live in Glasgow until c1950 before moving to Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland. Not much is known about his career history but at some point he became a member of one of the forces in order to receive his title of Lieutenant Colonel. The exact date of his death is unknown.

Sources: General Council of Members of University of Glasgow 1924-1971 Glasgow University Archive Services (GB 0248); and Matriculation Records of University of Glasgow 1920-1923 (R8) Glasgow University Archive Services (GB 0248).


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Gift : Francis R Topping : 1971 : ACCN 4240

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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, searching by the call number MS Gen 703-716

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Compiled by Elaine MacGillivray, Archive Assistant, July 2003

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