Collection OM/190 - James Leitch papers

Identity area

Reference code

GB 249 OM/190


James Leitch papers


  • 1918 - 1944 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

10 volumes

Context area

Name of creator


Biographical history

James Leitch was educated at Allan Glen's School, Glasgow and matriculated at the University of Glasgow in 1918. He studied at the Royal Technical College, Glasgow from 1919 to 1922, graduating with a BSc in Applied Chemistry.

He went on to work for the College serving as Assistant in Pharmacy, 1924-1937, Lecturer in Bakery Technology, 1937-1948, and Senior Lecturer, 1948-c.1964. In addition, he was Advisor of Studies, 1955-1964, and acted as Clerk to the Board of Studies. He was also a governor of the Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science, a member of the Business Committee of the University of Glasgow's General Council and a member of the Scottish Bakers' Education Committee.

Leitch was admitted as an Associate of the Royal Institute of Chemistry in 1947 and became a Fellow in 1950. He served on the Committee of the Scottish Section of the Society for Analytical Chemistry, 1949-1951. In 1947 he became a member of the Society of Chemical Industry and in 1952 was appointed Honorary Secretary of the Glasgow section. In 1964 he was elected Vice-President. During the 1939-1945 war he was a member of the Gas Identification Service.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Leitch's lecture notes and laboratory books from his time as a student at the Royal Technical College, Glasgow; his notes on war gases from his time as a member of the Gas Identification Service, 1943-1945.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access


Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Related descriptions

Notes area

Alternative identifier(s)

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description identifier

Institution identifier




Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related genres

Related places