Papers of William Smart, 1853-1915, Professor of Political Economy, University of Glasgow, Scotland, 1896-1915

Scope and Content

Correspondence 1884.

Administrative / Biographical History

Professor  William Smart, was born in Barrhead, Renfrewshire, Scotland in  1853 . He received his MA from the  University of Glasgow, Scotland in  1882 . According to matriculation records, he studied moral philosophy and mathematics in  1880-1881 , and in  1881-1882 , he studied natural philosophy. It appears he received his LLD in  1893  and his DPhil in  1896 . He lectured at the University of Glasgow at this time, so it would appear that he obtained his qualifications there. In  1896 , Smart was appointed Adam Smith Professor of Political Economy at the University of Glasgow. He died in  1915 .


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Purchased, 1960, ACCN 4108

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Item level descriptions are available via the department's online manuscripts catalogue available at the University of Glasgow Library, Department of Special Collections, searching by the call number MS Gen 505/37.

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Fonds level description compiled by Elaine MacGillivray, Archive Assistant, July 2003.

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Held by Edward Hall until 1960


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GB 0210, Thomas Jones, Correspondence with Thomas Jones, 1899-1915 (National Library of Wales). For contact details of all repositories with a GB code, see the  Archon repository search page, at the Historical Manuscripts Commission.

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