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Books

This section comprises what was probably part of the Outlook Tower library, although some books may have been in Patrick Geddes' private collection. Subjects covered are:

Agriculture, Husbandry, Gardens (1-21)
Architecture (22-42A)
Art (43-55)
Astronomy and Cosmography (56-75)
Biology, Botany and Zoology (76-108)
Education (109-113)
Exhibitions (114)
Geography (115-128)
Geology and Mineralogy (129-135)
History and Chronology (136-187)
Literature (188-196)
Music (197)
Planning, Housing, Public Health etc. (198-230)
Printing (231)
Religion and Philosophy (232-241)
Science (Applied and Theoretical) Including Mathematics, Mechanics, Navigation etc. (242-291)
Social Sciences including Sociology, Political Economy, Politics, Social Studies (312-317)
Travel and Topography (318-341)
Government Papers (342-349)
General Reference Works (350-354)
Miscellanea (355-361)

Joe Beltrami papers relating to Patrick Meehan, victim of miscarriage of justice

  • GB 249 BEL
  • Collection
  • 1969 - 1984

Items relating to Beltrami's 15-year battle to overturn the conviction of his client, Patrick Meehan, for the murder of Rachel Ross during a burglary in 1969. Beltrami's efforts secured a unique Royal Pardon for Meehan, plus a substantial compensation payment. The collection includes:

  • Incomplete (pages 2-7 only) xerox copy of the Edinburgh High Court indictment against Patrick Connolly Meehan for theft, housebreaking, assault to severe injury, robbery, murder and fraud, 1969;
  • Incomplete copy letter from [Joe Beltrami, Beltrami Dunn & Co] to R.B. Laurie, Secretary, the Law Society of Scotland, Edinburgh, 5 April 1976, seeking an opinion on matters of confidentiality concerning the precognitions of the widow, son and daughter of William McGuiness;
  • Copy letter from [Joe Beltrami, Beltrami Dunn & Co] to the Crown Agent, Crown Office, Edinburgh, 16 September 1976, concerning the Crown's delay in pronouncing the innocence of Meehan's co-suspect in the murder of Rachel Ross, James Griffiths (Griffiths was shot dead by a police marksman in 1969);
  • Xerox copy of the recommendation by D[avid] A.O. Edward Q.C., Edinburgh, that Patrick Meehan should be offered the sum of £47,915 in compensation, 22 December 1983, with annotations by Beltrami;
  • Xerox copy of the cheque for £47,915 issued to Patrick Meehan by H.M. Paymaster General on 8 February 1984, with annotations by Beltrami;
  • Photograph of Patrick Meehan with Joe Beltrami, signing for receipt of his compensation payment in Beltrami's office, 1984, with annotations on the reverse (this image is published on the dust jacket of Beltrami's book, 'A Deadly Innocence');
  • Copy of Joe Beltrami, 'A Deadly Innocence: the Meehan file' (Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing, 1989), containing an inscription by Beltrami on the flyleaf.

Beltrami, Joseph, 1932-2015, lawyer

Costandi Audeh papers

  • GB 249 OM/480
  • Collection
  • 1955-2009
  • Copy of BSc Applied Chemistry undergraduate dissertation entitled 'The Estimation of Acidity in Oxidised Lubricating Oils: a comparative study', University of Glasgow, 1955
  • Abstract of DPhil thesis entitled 'A Mechanistic Study of the Oxidation of Some Trialkylamines', University of York, 1970
  • Menu and toast list for the Royal Technical College Applied Chemists' final year dinner on 15 June 1955, with attendees' signatures and other annotations
  • Group photograph taken at the Royal Technical College Applied Chemists' final year dinner on 15 June 1955, with partial key of names
  • Royal Technical College lapel badge, c.1955
  • Royal Technical College student tie, c.1955
  • Associate of the Royal Technical College (ARTC) tie, c.1955
  • Two University of Glasgow ties, c.1955
  • Three textbooks used by Costanti Audeh during his studies at the Royal Technical College: Frank Rumford, 'Chemical Engineering Operations: an introduction to the study of chemical plant' (London: Constable & Co. Ltd, 1951; Frank Rumford, 'Chemical Engineering Materials' (London: Constable & Co. Ltd, 1954); William M. Cumming, I. Vance Hopper and T. Sherlock Wheeler, 'Systematic Organic Chemistry: modern methods of preparation and estimation' (4th edition: London: Constable & Co. Ltd, 1950)
  • Menu, invitation card and other memorabilia relating to the 'Strathclyde University Down South' (SUDS) London Alumni dinner at the Houses of Parliament, London, 9 July 2009
  • University of Strathclyde tie presented to Costanti Audeh by Professor Kenneth Miller at the SUDS London Alumni dinner, 9 July 2009
  • List of all the patents issued in the United States of America and assigned to Mobil Oil Corporation in connection with Costandi Audeh's research, 1971-1996
  • Collage composed of abstracts of patents issued in the United States of America during the period 1976-1993, presented to Costanti Audeh on his retirement from the Central Research Laboratory, Mobil Oil Corporation in 1993
  • Explanatory notes by Costandi Audeh on the background and significance of the various patents assigned to Mobil Oil Corporation in connection with his research
  • Biographical details compiled by Costandi Audeh for 'North American Newsletter', the University of Glasgow's newsletter for alumni living in North America, with a copy of issue no.2 (April 2007) containing his published profile.

Audeh, Costandi Amin, b. 1932, chemist

Agnew collection

  • GB 249 SC Agnew
  • Collection
  • 1778-1992

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

Agnew, James Percival, 1905-1998, chairman of the Scottish College of Commerce

Aldred collection

  • GB 249 SC Aldred
  • Collection
  • 1839-1999

Collection of pamphlets, books and serial publications mainly on anarchism, socialism and alternative politics.

Aldred, Guy Alfred, 1886-1963, socialist journalist

Anderson collection

  • GB 249 SC Anderson
  • Collection
  • 1539-1832

Collection of books, papers and lecture notes grouped in classes of theology, philosophy, literature and history.

Anderson, John, 1726-1796, natural philosopher

Architecture collection

  • GB 249 SC Architecture
  • Collection
  • 1727-1971

Collection of large folio volumes of architecture related material.

University of Strathclyde | Library

Buchanan Society collection

  • GB 249 SC Buchanan
  • Collection
  • 1566-1999

Collection of works by and about members of the Buchanan family, most notably George Buchanan (1506-1582), tutor to Mary Queen of Scots and later to King James VI of Scotland. The collection includes material on Buchanan clan history and genealogy.

Buchanan Society, Glasgow

Carter collection

  • GB 249 SC Carter
  • Collection
  • 1888-2001

Collection of books, mainly on economics and education, written or edited by Sir Charles Carter.

Carter, Sir Charles Frederick, 1919-2002, economist

Glasgow Dilettanti Society collection

  • GB 249 SC Dilettanti
  • Collection
  • 1676-1870

Collection of works relating to the fine arts and art history dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. The collection includes exhibition and sale catalogues, biographies and critiques of artists, and texts on drawing, painting and sculpture.

Glasgow Dilettanti Society

Eaton collection

  • GB 249 SC Eaton
  • Collection
  • 1813-1976

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.

Eaton, John Carnegie, 1915-1972, mathematician

Food Science collection

  • GB 249 SC Food Science
  • Collection
  • 1967-2004

Collection of texts and conference proceedings on food science.

International Union of Food Science and Technology

Gibson collection

  • GB 249 SC Gibson
  • Collection
  • 1801-1926

Collection of mathematics texts from the 19th and 20th centuries, many in European languages, and including some first editions.

Gibson, George Alexander, 1858-1930, mathematician

Giles collection

  • GB 249 SC Giles
  • Collection
  • 1894-1978

Collection of murder/mystery novels of the country house genre, including some early editions.

Giles, Charles Hugh, 1909-1983, chemist

Glasgow Novel collection

  • GB 249 SC Glasgow Novel
  • Collection
  • 1819-2011

Collection of fictional works in which the city of Glasgow is an integral element or theme. First editions are present where available. The collection offers researchers the opportunity to consider the variety of historical and literary approaches used to depict Glasgow.

University of Strathclyde | Library

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