Papers of Professor James Hartley Ashworth (1874-1936)

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers, notebooks of courses taken at Owens College, Manchester, 1892-1895, and diaries of visits to, for example Australia for meetings of the British Association, June-October 1914, and to Canada, USA, Cuba and Panama.

Access Information

Access should be unrestricted but please check in advance of any consultation.

Acquisition Information

Papers and notebooks presented by Mrs. J. H. Ashworth, 1953. Diaries bequeathed by Mrs. Ashworth, January 1966, Accession no. E66.34.


Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division

Related Material

The UK National Register of Archives (NRA), updated by the Historical Manuscripts Commission, notes: correspondence, notes and collections of slides, National Museums of Scotland, Chambers Street, Ref. NRA(S)3330 NRA 35316 National Mus of Scot; and, letters (12) to ET Browne, 1901-1915, Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, Ref. PBR30 NRA 38150 Marine.

Additional Information

The biographical/administrative history was compiled using the following material: (1) Obituary. James Hartley Ashworth, D.Sc., F.R.S. University of Edinburgh journal. Vol.8. 1936-1937. pp.74-76. Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd. (2) Burnett, John H. (et al.). The university portraits. Second series. pp.12-14. Edinburgh: Eyre and Spottiswoode Ltd., 1986. (3) Who was who 1929-1940. A companion to Who's who.... London: Adam and Charles Black, 1941. (4) ) Obituary notices. James Hartley Ashworth, D.Sc., F.R.S. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Vol.56. 1935-1936. Edinburgh: Royal Society of Edinburgh.