Papers of David Mills Wilson, University graduate, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Matriculation cards, 1931-1939
  • Class tickets, 1931-1935
  • Certificates, 1931-1937
  • Lecture notes, 1931-1934
  • PhD thesis, "Oils from Cannel Coal", 1939
  • Glasgow University Union diaries, 1931-1934
  • Correspondence, 1930-1946
  • Reports written by David M Wilson, 1934-1938
  • Andersonian Chemical Society membership cards, 1934-1938
  • Glasgow University Athletic Club membership cards, 1931-1939
  • Royal Technical College membership and syllabus cards, 1932-1938
  • Publications, 1932-1951

Administrative / Biographical History

David Mills Wilson was born on 7 December 1913 and attended the University of Glasgow from 1931-1940.

He first attended from 1931-1935, graduating BSc in Engineering in 1935. During his BSc he took the following classes:

  • 1931- 1932: Mathematics, Natural Philosophy and Chemistry
  • 1932- 1933: Practical Physics (Advanced), Advanced Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry
  • 1933- 1934: Mathematics, Advanced Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Engineering
  • 1934- 1935: Gen. Technical Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Engineering (Drawing).

Wilson returned to the University to study towards a PhD and graduated on 28 June 1940. His thesis, "Oils from cannel coal", can be found in the University Library .

After graduating Wilson became an engineer, and went on to lecture at the University of Edinburgh. He passed away in May 2012.


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Gift : Allison Naismith : 26 Oct 2010 : ACCN 3716

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