- Certificates and correspondence, 1920-1927;
- Miscellaneous Geological pamphlets, 1912-1961;
- Copy of Glasgow University Magazine, 1925;
- Photographic magazines concerning Turkey, 1941;
- Miscellaneous photographs concerning geological/agricultural/rural life of Turkey, undated;
- Miscellaneous photographs of the students from Geology department of Glasgow University, undated.
Papers of William John McCallien, 1902-1981, science student, University of Glasgow, Scotland
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 248 DC 152
- Dates of Creation1912-1961
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description0.3 metres
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
William John McCallien was born in 1902 in Tarbert, Argyll & Bute, Scotland. He was educated at Tarbert High School, and matriculated into the science faculty at the University of Glasgow in 1920 . In his first year he studied Mathematics, Chemistry, and Chemical Lab. His second year studies consisted of Natural Philosophy, Geology, and Mathematics. In his final year he studied advanced Geology, and Natural Philosophy. He graduated BSc with a special distinction in Geology in 1923 , and was awarded the Cowie Prize and Medal. In 1924 he was appointed to a lectureship in Geology at the University of Glasgow, and gained a degree of DSc in 1930 . In 1931 he became a Fellow of Royal Society of Edinburgh, and in 1936 was awarded the Neill Medal of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. In 1944 he became a Fellow of the Geological Society of London. It was also in 1944 that he left the country to set up departments of Geology in Ankara, Turkey, and later in 1950 in Ghana. He retired in 1965 , and died in 1981 .
The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received
Conditions Governing Access
Deposit: family member: September 1977
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Formerly held by the family of William John McCallien
Location of Originals
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Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999and National Council on Archives, Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names
Fonds level compiled by Vikki Laidlaw, Hub Project Assistant, 07 October 2004. Lower levels catalogued by Glasgow University Archive Services staff. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description by Michael Beesley, Archive Assistant, July 2013.