Records of Glasgow University Company of Honourable Alchemists, university society, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Minutes 1907-1983;
  • Programmes of meetings 1955-1962.

Administrative / Biographical History

The  Glasgow University Company of Honourable Alchemists was formed in February  1907  by Dr T S Patterson. It was to be an informal society, with no president or subscriptions, and membership was restricted to those directly interested in chemical research, students or staff. Each meeting was to consist of a paper dealing either with research conducted in the university's laboratories or with important recently published research conducted elsewhere. Although in the beginning members were mainly staff, the society was open to all past and present senior students of chemistry. A secretary was appointed to keep a record of papers read. A treasurer was also appointed. Meetings were held between November and June with one business meeting a year. Since 1957 meetings were infrequent with the last recorded meeting held in 1983.


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Custodial History

Held with the records of Glasgow University Alchemists' Club


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Related Material

GB 248 DC 306/1-5 Records of Glasgow University Alchemists' Club : the collection was received along with the records of the Glasgow University Alchemists Club, but has been separated from the main collection.

See source list of Glasgow University student clubs and societies is available via Glasgow University Archive Services homepage at

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Additional Information

This material is original

Compiled by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 29 August 2002. Revised by Ruth Boreham, Archive Assistant, 14 October 2002. Amended by Sam Maddra, Assistant Archivist (cataloguing), 12 August 2015.

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