Papers of Neil MacKechnie, b1920, arts student, University of Glasgow, Scotland

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  • Natural Philosophy lecture notes, 1938-1939.

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Neil MacKechnie was born in Scarinish on the Isle of Tiree on 19 November 1919  . His father Donald MacKecknie was a landholder. Neil attended the University of Glasgow from 1938-1940  , taking classes in Celtic (Ordinary), Natural Philosophy and Mathematics (Ordinary) in his first year and Logic and Metaphysics, Mathematics (Highter) and Celtic (Higher) in his second and final year. He came joint first in the Celtic (Ordinary) examination in 1939 and second in the Celtic (Higher) examination in 1940. He then interrupted his studies to serve in WW2 and was subsequently granted an exemption to completing his third year by the War Service Concessions Committee. Neil graduated with an MA (Ordinary War Degree) in April 1946  .


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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


Collection catalogued by members of Glasgow University Archive Service staff. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description by Vikki Laidlaw, Hub Project Assistant, 7 April 2005 and Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 13 April 2005. Edited by Jane Heward, Archive Assistant, 19 May 2011.

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