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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

Jordanhill collection

  • GB 249 SC Jordanhill
  • Collection
  • 1672-1980

Collection of rare books and material that had previously been part of the working collection of Jordanhill’s antecedent institutions: Glasgow Provincial Training College (1907-1959), Glasgow Church of Scotland Training College (1845-1907) or Glasgow Free Church Training College (1845-1907).

It contains mainly 19th and 20th century materials for primary and secondary level education, including: books covering tuition of reading, writing and arithmetic; children’s picture books; textbooks; other educational material; and reports on education in Scotland.

Jordanhill College of Education, Glasgow

Labour History collection

  • GB 249 SC Labour History
  • Collection
  • 1890-2002

Collection of works on socialism and left wing politics.

Includes microfilm copies of:

  • Scottish Trades Union Congress minutes, 1897-1951
  • Scottish Trades Union Congress annual reports, 1897-1931
  • Hamilton Labour Party records, 1918-1951
  • Labour politics in Glasgow, 1894-1951
  • Glasgow Trades Council minutes and annual reports, 1858-1951
  • Scottish women's suffrage movement, 1902-1933

University of Strathclyde | Library

Laing collection

  • GB 249 SC Laing
  • Collection
  • 1627-1883

Collection of mathematics texts dating from the 17th to the 19th centuries.

Laing, Alexander, d. 1882, mathematician

Mechanics/Anderson's collection

  • GB 249 SC Mechanics/Anderson
  • Collection
  • 1657-1883

Collection of books, mainly on literature, science and 19th century history. Also contains mechanics magazine publications.

Anderson's College, Glasgow | Library

Muirhead collection

  • GB 249 SC Muirhead
  • Collection
  • 1731-1889

Collection of titles on psychology and various subjects.

The collection also includes serial publications:

  • Mind, volume 1-12, 1876-1887
  • Proceedings of the Glasgow Philosophical Society, volume 7-18, 1870/71-1886/87
  • Symon's Monthly Meteorological Magazine, volume 6-19, 1871-1884

The books have the monogram 'H.M.' embossed on the spines.

Muirhead, Henry, 1814-1890, physician

National Council of Labour Colleges collection

  • GB 249 SC NCLC
  • Collection
  • 1845-1970

Collection, from the library of the National Council of Labour Colleges, of mainly 20th century publications on socialism. Also includes Labour Party publications, literature and history.

National Council of Labour Colleges

New Towns collection

  • GB 249 SC New Towns
  • Collection
  • 1905-2007

Collection of around 500 items relating to new towns in Britain and internationally. The material mostly dates from the 1920s until the present and includes reports, town plans and planning proposals, and maps. The collection also includes archival material relating to new towns in Scotland, with particular emphasis on Livingston.

Nicoll collection

  • GB 249 SC Nicoll
  • Collection
  • 1837-1974

Collection of books and pamphlets, mainly on socialism and communism.

Rare Books collection

  • GB 249 SC Rare
  • Collection
  • 1601-2011

Collection of books printed before 1840 transferred from main library stock. Also includes later special material such as first editions, limited editions, vulnerable plates and fine bindings.

University of Strathclyde | Library

Robertson collection

  • GB 249 SC Robertson
  • Collection
  • 1678 to date

Collection of material on the history and description of Glasgow, industrial archaeology in the West of Scotland, Scottish topography and travel history. Also includes a collection of ephemera, notes and articles.

Robertson, John, 1912-1990, local government officer and researcher

Scottish Hotel School collection

  • GB 249 SC SHS
  • Collection
  • 1776-2000

Collection of books originally part of the reference library at the Scottish Hotel School. The collection is made up of two components:

  • The Scottish Hotel School antiquarian collection comprising over 200 books on cookery dating mostly from 1776 to the 1940s. It includes 18th century Scottish cookery books, works by Mrs Beeton and other popular writers and books by 19th century French chefs such as Alexis Soyer.

  • The Scottish Hotel School cookery collection comprising over 700 books on cookery and wine, dating from 1885 to 2000 but primarily 20th century.

Scottish Hotel School

Scottish Mountaineering Club library

  • GB 249 SC SMC
  • Collection
  • 1707 to date

Collection of books, journals, maps and yearbooks. Also SMC library register (1 volume) recording books borrowed from the collection from 1935-2007.

It includes historical and current publications by the Scottish Mountaineering Club and Scottish Mountaineering Trust along with a vast library of books on: technical and philosophical aspects of mountaineering, climbing, skiing, hill walking and other outdoor pursuits; fiction and literature; biographies and autobiographies; travel and exploration from all over the world which includes an extensive collection of Scottish texts; history of mountaineering; antiquarian collection of 18th century Scottish travel and tour books.

Scottish Mountaineering Club

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