Papers of Alec Lawrence Macfie, 1898-1980, economist, Emeritus Professor of Political Economy, 1945-1958, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • 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

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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Acquisition Information

Transferred from Adam Smith Building : January 1993 : ACCN 4602 Gift : March 1996 : ACCN 4655 Gift : March 1996 : ACCN 4656

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Item level descriptions are available via the department's online manuscripts catalogue available at the University of Glasgow Library, Department of Special Collections, searching by the call number MS Gen 1643

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Archivist's Note

Compiled by Wiebke Redlich, Archives Assistant (Hub), 08 July 2003.

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Related Material

GB 247 MS Gen 1517 Papers of Alec Lawrence Macfie,  University of Glasgow Library, Department of Special Collections, GB 247 Dougan Add. 65-69, ACCN 4815 Photograph albums of John Mandeville Macfie,  University of Glasgow Library, Department of Special Collections, GB 248 DC229 Alec Lawrence Macfie, correspondence and newspaper cuttings 1915-1974 (Glasgow University Archive Services),  Glasgow University Archive Services, GB 97 BLPES/RES/6/1/308 Alec Lawrence Macfie, correspondence with the editors of the Economic Journal 1952-1969,  London School of Economics Library


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