- 1813-1976 (Creation)
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Name of creator
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.
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.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
The collection is arranged alphabetically by author.
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Physical characteristics and technical requirements
All the books in this collection are catalogued on SUPrimo the University of Strathclyde Library's integrated search service.