Papers of James J MacLehose, 1857-1943, publisher and bookseller

Scope and Content

Pamphlets, in 14 bound volumes, mainly relating to Glasgow, collected by James J MacLehose 1890-1899

Administrative / Biographical History

James J MacLehose (1857-1943 ) was born in Glasgow to James MacLehose, publisher and bookseller to the  University of Glasgow. He married Mary Macmillan the daughter of Alexander Macmillan, publisher in London, in 1896. MacLehose was educated at the University of Glasgow obtaining his Master of Arts degree in  1878 . He was Managing Director of  Robert MacLehose & Co Ltd, printers to the University of Glasgow. He also held the positions of President of the Federation of Master Printers and Allied Trades of Great Britain and Chairman of the joint Industrial Council of Printing and Allied Trades of United Kingdom (1921-1922 ). MacLehose was a member of the King’s Bodyguard for Scotland, Royal Company of Archers, the Board of Referees (Finances Acts), and the Advisory Council Science Museum as well as a Trustee of the National Library of Scotland. He edited several volumes on Scottish History and Archaeology and was the editor of Scottish Historical Review (1903-1928 ).

Sources: Who Was Who, Vol. IV, 1941-1950ed. 1958; Who’s Who in Glasgow 1909.


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

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Acquisition Information

Donation : James J MacLehose : 08 August 1917

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Additional Information

Fonds level description compiled by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 18 August 2004. Biographical history compiled by Danielle West, Archive volunteer, June 2004.

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