Papers of William Slorach Kerr, b.1888, arts and science graduate, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Mathematics lecture notes 1906;
  • English lecture notes 1907-1908;
  • Logic lecture notes 1908;
  • Natural Philosophy lecture notes 1908-1909;
  • Astronomy lecture notes 1910-1911;
  • Education lecture notes 1910;
  • Psychology lecture notes undated.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Slorach Kerr was born in 1888  in Glasgow. His father Alexander Kerr was a salesman. He attended the University of Glasgow , Scotland from 1906-1915  , taking classes in Latin, Mathematics, English, Logic, Natural Philosophy, Astronomy, Education and Psychology for his MA and Chemistry and Astronomy for his BSc. He won an Ordinary class prize in 1909  in Natural Philosophy and a gained a first class certificate in Physical Laboratory in 1909  He graduated MA with second class honours in Mathematics and Natural Philosophy on 17 November 1910  before going on to complete his BSc on 21 June 1915  and become a headmaster. He died in c1979  .


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Deposit : Mr W S Kerr : 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

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Fonds level description compiled by Vikki Laidlaw, Hub Project Assistant, 01 April 2005. Lower level description compiled by members of Glasgow University Archive Service staff. Amendments made by Rachel Bell, Archives Assistant, 08 August 2011. Catalogue edited by Michelle Kaye, Archives Assistant, 12 July 2012.

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