- Zoology notes and lab reports, 1927.
Papers of James Graham Leechman, 1906-1986, arts, science and law graduate, University of Glasgow, Scotland
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- ReferenceGB 248 DC 366
- Dates of Creation1927
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description0.05 metres
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
James Graham Leechman was born in Glasgow on 06 October 1906 in Glasgow. His father Walter Leechman was a solicitor and writer. Prior to attending university, James was a student at Glasgow High School. James attended the University of Glasgow from 1924-1930 , taking classes in Mathematics (Ordinary), Natural Philosophy (Ordinary), Constitutional Law and History in his first year; Latin (Ordinary), Mathematics (Intermediate Honours) and Natural Philosophy in his second year; Moral Philosophy (Ordinary), Natural Philosophy and Mathematics (Honours) in his third year; Chemistry, Zoology and Astronomy in his fourth year. He was awarded a second class certificate in Natural Philosophy (Ordinary) in 1924, and a first class certificate in Zoology and a second class certificate in Astronomy in 1928. He graduated with an MA in November 1927 , a BSc in June 1928 , and returned the following year to study law, taking classes in Scots Law, Forensic Medicine and Civil Law in his fifth year and Conveyancing, Jurisprudence and Public International Law in his sixth and final year. He graduated with an LLB in November 1930 and subsequently became an advocate. He later became Solicitor General for Scotland from 1964-1965 and a senator of the Royal College of Justice in Scotland from 1965-1976 . James died in Edinburgh on 15 May 1986 .
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Deposit : Mrs M H Leechman : 1977
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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
Collection catalogued by members of Glasgow University Archive Service staff. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description by Vikki Laidlaw, Hub Project Assistant, 31 March 2005 and Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 31 March 2005. Biographical history edited by Jane Heward, Archive Assistant, 3 June 2011. Amended by Sam Maddra, Assistant Archivist (cataloguing), 24 August 2016.