Papers of James Millar Hamilton, 1914-1983, arts and science graduate, University of Glasgow, Scotland

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  • Astronomy lecture notes 1933-1934;
  • Practical Astronomy lecture notes c.1933;
  • Astronomy III 1933-1934;
  • Capitation of Formulae undated;
  • Astronomy IV Notes 1934-1935;
  • Precession, Nutation (Revised Notes) 1934-1935;
  • Laplace's Lunar Theory 1934-1935;
  • Precession, Nutation, Time 1934-1935;
  • Astronomy Honours 1934-1935;
  • Motion of Earth in Orbit 1934-1935;
  • Astronomy exercises and proofs 1932-1935.

Administrative / Biographical History

James Millar Hamilton was an arts and science student at the University of Glasgow from 1931-1936  . In his first year, 1931-1932 he studied Maths, Chemistry and Natural Philosophy. The following year, 1932-1933, he studied Maths, Natural Philosophy, Latin and Astronomy. In his third year, 1933-1934, he studied History, Astronomy, Maths and natural Philosophy. In his fourth year, 1934-1935, he studied Maths, Natural Philosophy and Astronomy. In his fifth and final year, 1952-1953, he studied Maths and Natural Philosophy. James Hamilton graduated MA in 1934  and BSc (First Class Honours) in Astronomy in 1936  .

He worked as a rector and died on 27 Ocotber 1983.


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