Papers of William Leslie Goudie Muir, b 1910, engineering graduate, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Copies of photographs (North Ontario, Canada, Yellowstone Park, Wyoming, USA) 1932-1935;
  • Typed letter from William Muir undated.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Leslie Goudie Muir was born in Blairmore in Argyll, Scotland in 1910  . His father, Thomas, was a piermaster. At the age of 17 he entered the University of Glasgow . In his first academic session, 1927-1928  , he matriculated in Mathematics, Applied Physics and Chemistry. In the following session, 1928-1929  , he matriculated in Higher Maths, Engineering and Engineering Drawing. In his third year, 1929-1930, he took classes in Mine Design, Applied Mechanics II, Geology, Metallurgy and Civil I. In his final academic year, 1930-1931  , he studied Mining, Mining Design and Surveying, Mechanics III and Geology II. He graduated BSc in March 1931, having passed his examinations in the Civil Engineering group in Higher Natural Philosophy, Geology and Mineralogy. In 1932  Muir travelled to Canada where he spent a year visiting the main mining areas of Eastern Canada, and combined this with a trip to the USA to see one of the iron ore producing districts. He graduated from McGill University in Montreal in 1933  . In the General Council Registers of the University of Glasgow he is listed as a mining engineer.


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Access Information


Acquisition Information

Gift : Professor Malcolm McLeod, Vice-Principal, University of Glasgow : 26 March 2005 : ACCN 2730

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Digital file level list available in searchroom

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

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Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 0248 procedures

Custodial History

Formerly in the custody of the creator William Muir


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Related Material

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Location of Originals

Original photographs are held with the depositor


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Additional Information

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 Andrew Thomson, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 11 April 2005.

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