CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3153
TitleProfessor David Thomson, Professor of Natural Philosophy: family correspondence and papers
Date1799 - 1894
Extent3 files and 1 volume: 0.04 linear metres
Creator NameThomson, David (1817-1880); Professor of Natural Philosophy
Administrative HistoryDavid Thomson was Professor of Natural Philosophy at King's College (and the University of Aberdeen from 1860) from 1845-1880. Born at Leghorn in November 1817 he was educated in Italy and Switzerland and studied at Glasgow University and Trinity College, Cambridge. He was appointed professor-substitute of Natural Philosophy at the University of Glasgow before his appointment at King's and he played an important part in the process that led to the formation of the University in 1860. He was also Secretary of the Senatus Academicus.
SourcePurchased in 1984 from M. L. Rhodes.
DescriptionFamily correspondence and other papers relating to David Thomson, Professor of Natural Philosophy at King's College and Aberdeen University, 1845-1880. The collection does not contain any letters or papers by David Thomson himself, being for the most part correspondence to him or between members of his family.
AccrualsNone expected.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsThe records are available subject to the signed acceptance of the Department's access conditions.
Physical DescriptionNo physical conditions affecting use of collection.
Related MaterialThe department also holds some of Thomson's lectures: MSU 481-4, MSU 486-7, MSU 491-8, MSU 503, MSU 505 and MSU 508-14.
CopiesSubject to the condition of the original, copies may be supplied for private research use only on receipt of a signed undertaking to comply with current copyright legislation. Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Head of Special Libraries and Archives and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. Where possible, assistance will be given in identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.
Publication NoteBiographical account of David Thomson's teaching career in 'The Fusion of 1860', W. Douglas Simpson, ed. (1963), pp.204-205.
Finding AidsSummary list also available in the Reading Room at Special Libraries and Archives, University of Aberdeen.
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