20 volumes of lecture notes made by Alexander Porkess whilst a student at the Royal Technical College, Glasgow. The notebooks cover various subjects including mathematics, heat engines and natural philosophy. Many of the notebooks contain photographs, graphs and diagrams. There is also a copy of the thesis presented by Porkess for the Associateship of the Royal Technical College, August 1952. Also a bundle of notes, mainly examination questions and algebra, c. 1950s.
Porkess, Alexander Maclean, b. 1921, student at Royal Technical College, Glasgow
Scottish Universities Entrance Board certificate of fitness to enter upon a course qualifying for graduation in any Faculty in a Scottish University; Royal Technical College class certificates and Diploma in Chemistry; University of Glasgow examination certificates and degree parchment; letter from [ ] Bilsland, Office of the District Commissioner for Civil Defence, Glasgow, conveying best wishes to Miss Weir for her future happiness and thanks for all her work in the laboratory.
Maps, illustration and reproduction of photograph of places in Algeria.
This series is part of Patrick Geddes’ large collection of maps, plans, photographs, prints and drawings of countries and regions around the world. Much of this collection was part of Geddes' Cities and Town Planning Exhibition.
Geddes, Sir Patrick, 1854-1932, Knight, biologist, sociologist, educationist and town planner
Personal accounts and receipts relating to Allan Glen 1845-1848; will, plans and deeds 1850-1851; Acts of Parliament, Educational Endowments 1876, 1908, 1912; financial and legal papers relating to the amalgamation of the School with the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College 1886-1888; financial records 1876-1912; buildings report 1894; bursary and scholarship applicants 1853, 1911; applicants for teaching post 1853 and list of teachers 1912; correspondence with Scotch Education Department, circulars etc 1907-1912; reports by His Majesty's Inspectors of Schools 1911, 1912; correspondence concerning the transfer of the School to the School Board of Glasgow 1910-1912; School magazine 1934 and 150th anniversary newsletters; books and pamphlets on the history of the School 1953, 1972, 2003; book of remembrance 1939-1945; coat of arms 1939.
Journal of the Society; syllabuses; membership cards; lecture tickets; lectures and addresses; dinner ticket and menus; Society rules, laws and bye-laws; membership lists; newspaper cuttings and article on Diamond Jubilee; Diamond Jubilee programme; programmes for technical meetings in Glasgow; programme of meetings of the Federation of Chemical Societies in Glasgow; centenary conference programme and registration form; centenary booklet; blank headed paper; fabric sample possibly for Society scarf; subscriptions; financial records; various books and booklets belonging to the Society.
Notices of meetings and lectures, 1934-1958; notice of annual dinner, 1959; letter relating to history of Society, 1938; reminiscences about Society in 'Annals of the Andersonain Naturalists' Society', 1936; William Rennie, 'Smatterings: a brief outline of the early struggles of the Glasgow geologists to establish themselves within the city, their meeting places and notes thereon', 1946; poster advertising exhibition to mark centenary of Society, 1985.
Records relating to governance; constitutional and legal records; annual reports; calendars; class and lecture advertisements, programmes and syllabuses; class admission tickets; subscription lists; financial records; draft contract relating to property in John Street; student records; library and museum records; lectures.
Prize book awarded to McCance's father; documents on the Royal College/Glasgow University discussions and the progress to university status; photographs, including official openings of Chesters House, Bearsden and Students' Union Building, and of royal visits by HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and HRH Princess Margaret and the Earl of Snowdon; obituaries and biographical information.
McCance, Sir Andrew, 1889-1983, Knight, industrialist