Item OM/158/1 - The First Technical College: a sketch of the history of 'The Andersonian', and the institutions descended from it, 1796-1894

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GB 249 OM/158/1

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The First Technical College: a sketch of the history of 'The Andersonian', and the institutions descended from it, 1796-1894

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  • 1894 with annotations dated August 1920 (Creation)

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(1837-1934)

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Robert Tatlock was born in Glasgow in 1837. He was educated at Greyfriars Church School, Glasgow and the Trades' House School before studying chemistry at Anderson's University in the mid 1850s. From 1857 to 1867 he was chief assistant to Professor Frederick Penny at Anderson's University. This was followed by a year as chemist at Kames Gunpowder Company, Kyles of Bute. In 1869 he commenced business in Glasgow as an analytical and consulting chemsit. Between 1873 and 1884 he was a chemistry lecturer at the Glasgow Mechanics' Institution. Tatlock also served as public analyst, gas examiner and sewage chemist to Glasgow Corporation.

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Copy of Alexander Humboldt Sexton, The First Technical College: a sketch of the history of 'The Andersonian', and the institutions descended from it, 1796-1894 (London: Chapman and Hall, 1894). Attached inside the volume are handwritten comments by Tatlock about the following former members of staff of Anderson's College and the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College: John Taylor, George Carey Foster, Alexander Herschel, Thomas Graham, Frederick Penny, T.E. Thorpe, William Dittmar, William Henry Perkin, Alexander Laing, James Croll, Walter Crum, James Young, Thomas Struthers, Dr. Crosskey, David Rowan and John Neilson Cuthbertson.

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  • English

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