Papers of Duncan Mearns Ross Fraser, 1905-1977, arts student, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • English Literature notes 1924-1928
  • Latin notes 1924-1928
  • Italien notes 1924-1928
  • Certificates 1924-1977
  • Class tickets 1924-1928
  • Personal photographs 1905-1977
  • Published novels belonging to Duncan Fraser 1913-1927
  • Letter summarising Duncan Fraser's life written by his wife 1984

Administrative / Biographical History

Dunacn Mearns Ross Fraser was born 1905  in Glasgow, Scotland. He matriculated into the arts faculty of the University of Glasgow in 1924  . In his first year he studied English and Latin at ordinary level. His second year consisted of English, Latin, and Italian at higher level. In his third year he studied English, Latin, and French at junior honours level. His final, senior honours, year consisted of English and Latin. He graduated MA in 1928  . He later achieved the FSA Scot.

He taught at Deanston School, Doune, Stirling, Scoltand, and then at John Street Secondary School. In 1936  he moved to Montrose to take over the running of the Standard Press (Montrose) Ltd printers and publishers. Along with his wife he also edited the Montrose Standard newspaper. During his career he wrote 14 popular books on the folklore and local history of Eastern and Central Scotland. In 1970 he stopped the newspaper to go into book production exclusively. He died in 1977  .


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Deposit: Family member: July 1984

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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


Fonds level description created by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 28 October 2004

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