- Offprints 1927-1976
- Monographs 1929-1973
- Correspondence 1934-1990
- Press cuttings 1935-1961
- Notes 1900s
- Account sheets 1934-1946
- Receipts 1932-1933
- Proofs 1954-1976
- Birth certificate 1898
- Photographs 1900s
- Portraits 1900s
- Audio cassettes, Centre for the Study of the Presidency 1976
- Material from Alec Lawrence Macfie's brother John Mandeville Macfie, relating to the Salonika (Thessaloniki, Greece) campaign of the First World War 1915-1919
Papers of Alec Lawrence Macfie, 1898-1980, economist, Emeritus Professor of Political Economy, 1945-1958, University of Glasgow, Scotland
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Alec Lawrence Macfie was born on 29 May 1898 in Glasgow, Scotland. He was the son of William G Macfie, United Presbyterian Church Minister, and Alison Macfie, nee Wilson. He was educated at the High School of Glasgow and at the University of Glasgow. He served in the 1914-1918 World War with the 2nd Battalion The Gordon Highlanders between 1917 and 1918. In 1930 , he became lecturer in Political Economy at the University of Glasgow and was Professor of Political Economy at the same university 1946-1958. After his retirement in 1958 he lived in Milngavie, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland, until his death in 1980. Alec Lawrence Macfie was the brother of Major General John Mandeville Macfie (1891-1985 ), who was educated at the South African College School, Cape Town, South Africa, the High School of Glasgow and the University of Glasgow. He graduated in 1915 . In the same year be became Lieutenant in the Royal Army Medical Corps. He continued his medical career in the army until his retirement in 1952 .
Source: Who's Who 1979 (London, 1979)
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Transferred from Adam Smith Building : January 1993 : ACCN 4602 Gift : March 1996 : ACCN 4655 Gift : March 1996 : ACCN 4656
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Compiled by Wiebke Redlich, Archives Assistant (Hub), 08 July 2003.
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