Papers of John Carnegie Eaton, senior lecturer in Mathematics at the Royal Technical College, Glasgow, Scotland, 1915-1972

Scope and Content

  • Business diary of John Eaton 1959
  • Papers on the future organisation of the Royal College of Science & Technology, Glasgow 1956-1962
  • Expenditure on university libraries, submission prepared by Eaton with associated papers 1956-1958
  • Papers on campaign for proposed University of East Stirlingshire  1964-1967
  • Miscellaneous material regarding the history of the Royal Technical College, college portraits and works of art, bursaries and prizes, copies of obituaries of Eaton, 1913-1972
  • Papers on the campaign to enable the University of Strathclyde and Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, to benefit from the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust 1956-1968

Administrative / Biographical History

John Carnegie Eaton was born c1915. He was appointed as a lecturer in Mathematics at the Royal Technical College, Glasgow, Scotland, before becoming senior lecturer. He retired from his post as senior lecturer in the School of Mathematics & Physics in 1972. As well as his interest in Mathematics, he was also interested in the history of the Royal Technical College and was involved in the campaign for a new University of East Stirlingshire and another campaign to allow the University of Strathclyde to benefit from the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust. The John C Eaton Reading Room was dedicated to his memory following his death in 1972.


The material is arranged into series as shown in the scope and content. Within series, items are generally arranged chronologically.

Access Information


Strathclyde University Archives are open for research Monday to Friday, 9.15-16.45, by appointment only

Acquisition Information

Transferred to Strathclyde University Archives : 1977

Other Finding Aids

An item level list and card index of the collection is available in the search room

Manual item level list available at the National Register of Archives in London (NRA37301)

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Archivist's Note

Fonds level description compiled by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 22 January 2002

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the University Archivist

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with GB 249 procedures

Custodial History

Deposited in the Andersonian Library, University of Strathclyde


None expected

Related Material

GB 249 P 4/226 Photograph of John Carnegie Eaton

GB 247 MS Gen 1320-1332 papers of John Carnegie Eaton relating to a biography of Colin Maclaurin (Glasgow University Library, Special Collections Department)


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