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Letter from Andrew Freeland Fergus, Helensburgh, to H.F. Stockdale (Secretary and Director of Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College and Royal Technical College, Glasgow)

He has obtained, via the widow of Dr George Mather, a copy of John Anderson's will made by Professor Penny; his great grandfather, John Naismith, was one of the trustees appointed by Anderson, and he gifts two of his books to the Royal Technical College library; details of the Naismith family; his family's connections with Anderson's and the Royal Technical College, including his mother who attended popular lectures given by Professor Peter Wilson on mathematics and natural philosophy to ladies, and his father (Dr Andrew Fergus) who became Chairman of Anderson's College, 1883-1887; his brothers, Oswald and John Fergus, who studied medicine and chemistry at Anderson's under Professors A. M. Buchanan, Samson Gemmell and William Dittmar; reminiscences about the old Anderson's University building, including the seating arrangements and Professor Blyth's laboratories; his own expertise and career in ophthalmic surgery; his role as a governor of the Royal Technical College and of Anderson's Medical School; war work at Stobhill.

Mention of James Macfarlane (friend of the writer); Madeleine Smith; David Livingstone; James 'Paraffin' Young; Benjamin Ward Richardson; John Henderson (who painted a portrait of Dr Andrew Fergus); Sir William MacEwan, surgeon, Royal Infirmary (died 1924); Professor James Christie of Anderson's College Medical School; Lord Kelvin and his assistant Dr Bottomley; Lieutenant-Colonel Granville Moffet.

Only the best are as good as us: Royal College Centenary 2003

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  • 2003

Booklet produced to mark the centenary of the Royal College Building at the University of Strathclyde (the foundation stone was laid on 14 May 1903); programme for an associated day of lectures, tours and other events for alumni on 13 September 2003.

University of Strathclyde | Alumni and Development Office

University of Strathclyde bicentenary year events programme

A special programme of events organised to mark the 200th anniversary of the death of the University's founder, John Anderson, and the consequent formation of Anderson's Institution, antecedent of the University of Strathclyde. The programme ran from January to December 1996, and included conferences, alumni events and reunions, musical and theatrical events and exhibitions.

University of Strathclyde | External Affairs and Development

Lapel badge showing the coat of arms of the Royal College of Science and Technology

Pin badge made of gold-coloured base metal, showing the coat of arms of the Royal College of Science and Technology, antecedent of the University of Strathclyde. The coat of arms is rendered in blue, white and gold, and the College motto, 'Mente et Manu', is written in black below the shield. The badge is sealed in its original plastic packaging.

University of Strathclyde | External Affairs and Development