Papers of James Muir Grieve, c1866-c1949, arts graduate, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

Two Moral Philosophy lecture notebooks. The lectures were probably delivered by Professor Edward Caird.

Administrative / Biographical History

James Muir Grieve was born in c1866 in Millport, Bute. His father, Robert, was a surgeon. James graduated from the University of Glasgow with an MA in 1889. He studied Latin and Mathematics in his first year (1884-1885) and Natural Philosophy and Greek in his second year (1885-1886). In his third year (1886-1887) he took Greek and Logic, and in his final year (1887-1888) he studied Moral Philosphy and English Literature. His two brothers also attended the University of Glasgow. In 1884-1885 his brother John studied Logic and his brother, Robert Grieve (MB CH) graduated with an MA in 1889. After graduating James Muir Grieve moved to Langside, Glasgow. He received a Master of Surgery from Anderson College, Glasgow in 1895. In c1906 he moved to Queenstown, Cape Colony, South Africa where he became a private practitioner. He and his wife were medical missionaries in China and had three sons, all of whom became doctors. His son James Muir Grieve was born in 1901. Also a graduate of the University of Glasgow, he went on to study radiography and became the head of radiography at Groote Schuur in 1956 (working with Nobel Prize winner Allan MacLeod Cormack). He was appointed Associated Professor of Radiography at Groote Schuur by the University of Cape Town in 1989. The other two sons moved to Pietermaritzberg and Port Elizabeth. According to the University Council Registers James Muir Grieve died around 1949.


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Acquisition Information

Gift : James Muir Grieve : 13 October 1987.

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Custodial History

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Related Material

  • GB 0248, MOR, Records of the Moral Philosophy department, University of Glasgow, Scotland;
  • Faculty News May 2007.

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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 Peter Monteith, Archive Assistant (Graduate Trainee), 27 November 2008. Lower level description compiled by Peter Monteith, Archive Assistant (Graduate Trainee), 27 November 2008.

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