Records of Glasgow University Liberal Club, university society, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

Bundle of correspondence to and from Mr R Hamilton-Brown, 1926-1929.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Glasgow University Liberal Club was founded in 1828 at the University of Glasgow. By 1993, it was known as the Glasgow University Liberal Democratic Society and by 1997 was the Glasgow University Liberal Democrats. Its purpose was to "bring together all Liberal Democrat students within Glasgow University and all those sympathetic to the cause Liberal Democracy". According to the Glasgow University Students's Handbook 1956-1957, the Liberal Club "is the oldest and most mature of the University's political societies" and it offered students "the challenge to think for yourself and the challenge to voice your own sincerely held beliefs".

This particular collection contains correspondence to and from Mr R Hamilton-Brown. He was whip secretary in 1925-1926, honorary secretary in 1926-1927 and president in 1927-1928. There is a separate collection of papers (Ref: DC 309) relating to the Glasgow University Liberal Democrats which covers the period 1990-1999. The club was still functioning in 2013.


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Related Material

GB 0248 DC 309, Records of Glasgow University Liberal Democrats.

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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 Nyree Morrison Archives Assistant, 27 June 2000. Lower level description compiled by members of Glasgow University Archive Service staff. Collection converted to Encoded Archival Description by Gemma Tougher, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing) 28 January 2013.

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