Papers of John Watson MacColl, 1903, science graduate, University of Glasgow, Scotland

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  • Natural philosophy note books, 1924-1925;
  • Astronomy note books, 1925-1926;
  • Mathematics note books, 1924-1926;
  • Engineering note books, 1924;
  • Degree certificates, 1924-1927;
  • Dissertation concerning the study of mathematical curves, c1924.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Watson MacColl was born in  1930  in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. He started at the  University of Glasgow in 1921 studying mathematics, natural philosophy, engineering; drawing, electricity, and electrical engineering. He graduated BSc in  1924  and received a PhD from the University in 1927. Following his studies, John worked as a Ballistic Research Officer for the Ordinance Board from 1929. He retired in 1963 as Senior Superintendent of Basic Research. He died in  1977  in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England.


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Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999and National Council on Archives, Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

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Fonds level description compiled by Patrick Canning, 31 January 2002. Lower level description compiled by members of Glasgow University Archive Service staff.

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