Collection SC Agnew - Agnew collection

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GB 249 SC Agnew


Agnew collection


  • 1778-1992 (Creation)

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7 metres

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Biographical history

James Percival Agnew was the Chairman of the Scottish College of Commerce at the time of the merger with the Royal College of Science and Technology to form the University of Strathclyde in 1964. Agnew was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Strathclyde on 20th September 1966.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The collection was gifted by Dr J. Percival Agnew.

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Scope and content

Collection of books, mainly on Scottish industrial history and archaeology. Also includes some literature, notably by Sir Walter Scott and Allan Ramsay.

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No access restrictions.

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Finding aids

All the books in this collection are catalogued on SUPrimo the University of Strathclyde Library's integrated search service.

Search "MLSPAG" to find a full list of the titles in the Agnew collection

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Letter from Walter Scott to Daniel Terry [ref: T-MIN/33] accompanied the gift of the Agnew Collection.

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