Collection of Rev. Geoffrey R. Breed (b. 1923)

Scope and Content

The material includes: Edinburgh University Student Handbook for 1942-1943; several notebooks containing mathematics formulae and other notes; and, other miscellaneous notes with formulae.

Administrative / Biographical History

Rev. Geoffrey R. Breed was born on 30 October 1923. At the time of his matriculation at Edinburgh University, 1942-1943, he was residing in Rhyl, North Wales. He attended the University participating in the course for R.A. candidates (Royal Artillery) which included mathematics, physical training, surveying, lectures on fuels and explosives, Royal Artillery lectures, infantry tactics, lectures on gas, and lectures on various weapons.

Conditions Governing Access

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.

Acquisition Information

Material acquired from the Rev. G. R. Breed, September 2000, Accession no. E2000.20.


The biographical/administrative history was compiled using the material contained in the collection.

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

Other Finding Aids

Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.


Check the local Indexes for details of any additions.

Corporate Names