Collection SC Eaton - Eaton collection

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GB 249 SC Eaton


Eaton collection


  • 1813-1976 (Creation)

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13.5 metres

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Name of creator


Biographical history

John Carnegie Eaton was educated at the University of Glasgow and graduated with an MA in 1937 with honours in mathematics and natural philosophy. He went on to serve as lecturer, 1950-1966, and later senior lecturer, 1966-1972, in the Department of Mathematics at the Royal Technical College, Glasgow (later the University of Strathclyde). He was a member of the Court and Senate of the University of Strathclyde and a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society. He also played a leading part in the campaign to establish the University of Stirling.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The collection was gifted to the University Library for the reading room named after John C. Eaton in the McCance building following his death in 1972.

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Scope and content

John C. Eaton’s working collection of books from his office in the Mathematics Department of the University of Strathclyde. Includes items on mathematics, science and higher education.

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The collection is arranged alphabetically by author.

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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 "MLSPJE" to find a full list of titles in the Eaton collection

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