Papers of Edith Hill Wilson, 1893-1977, arts student, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content


  • Lecture notes and essays on French literature topics c1911-1922;
  • Student notes; essay notes; drafts and essays on German literature topics, plus memorabilia from study in Goslar am Harz, Germany, c1911-1914.

Administrative / Biographical History

Edith Hill Wilson (  1893-1977  ) attended the  University of Glasgow from  1910-1914  and graduated with an MA in French and German in  1914  . She also took courses in English and Geology, and studied in  Goslar am Harz, Germany , during the summer of  1913  (UGC 074/2/4 provides a timetable of her studies in Germany). Edith won the following prizes:  Miss Wilson

  • 1910-1911, French Language and Literature, ordinary class: 2nd prize and the silver medal offered by the Alliance française of Paris;
  • 1910-1911, German Language and Literature, ordinary class (at Queen Margaret College): first equal;
  • 1911-1912, German Language and Literature, higher and honours class (first year): first prize and first class certificate;
  • 1911-1912, English Language and Literature, ordinary class: 1st class certificate;
  • 1912-1913, French Language and Literature, junior division: 1st class certificate;
  • 1913-1914, French Language and Literature, honours class: History of Poetry prizes – 1st equal 'Texts' prizes: 1st equal First class certificate;
  • 1913-1914, German Language and Literature, honours class: 1st prize and 1st class certificate.
is listed in the General Council Register as a student from  1915-1922  with a  Glasgow address, and appears in  1923  as a teacher.  Miss Wilson did not marry, and taught for many years in  Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire , where she died on  29 August 1977  at the age of 84. Her papers consist of student lecture notes, essays and essay notes for French, German and English Literature classes at the  University of Glasgow and, by the dates, during her time in  Germany .


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Previously catalogued as GUA 36307 (154) and 36308 (154).

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Collection boxlisted by John O'Brien & Alison Adlard, Archive Assistants, 2003. Fonds level description compiled by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 12 August 2004. Lower level descriptions compiled by Anna Sander, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), November 2003. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description by Victoria Stobo, Archives Assistant, May 2012. Catalogue edited by Michelle Kaye, Archives Assistant, 22 June 2012.