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Stevens, William Victor, 1900-1987 (President of the University of Edinburgh Graduates' Association)



William V. Stevens was born in India where his parents contributed to the work of the Salvation Army there. His early schooling was given at the Hebron School in Ootacamund, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka.

Later on, Stevens studied at Edinburgh University, graduating with degree of B.Com. in 1929. He was Captain of the University's Association Football XI (a soccer Blue), and he played for Queen's Park Football Club, Glasgow. He earned business experience in London with import and export merchants and bankers. Between 1939 and 1967 Stevens was Director and Secretary of Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce and Manufactures. He was also the University Rector's Assessor and served on the University Court for five years from 1952.

He was President of the University of Edinburgh Graduates' Association from 1983 to 1985. Previous to that, he had been Honorary Secretary from 1974, and Editor of the University of Edinburgh Journal from 1971/1972. In 1979 he held the dual offices of Honorary Secretary and Honorary Editor of the title.

William Victor Stevens was a J.P. and he was awarded the O.B.E. He died in 1987.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Bound typescript entitled "Transportation Dissertations. 1929-1939" by W. V. Stevens, Bound in 1965

 Item — Box CLX-A-1703
Identifier: Coll-1848/21-0043
Scope and Contents

Bound typescript entitled "Transportation Dissertations. 1929-1939", containing dissertations on Transport Legislation by William V. Stevens, OBE, J.P, B.Com. A typed note states "some of these papers were published in Transport and Commercial Magazines". Bound in 1965.

Dates: Bound in 1965

Material relating to William V. Stevens

 Fonds — Box CLX-A-13, Folder: Coll-1241 E87.56
Identifier: Coll-1241
Scope and Contents The material includes: copies of papers relating to a Complimentary Dinner held in February 1967 for the Rt. Rev. R. Leonard Small, OBE. DD. and these are composed of final arrangements, guest list, and note of the proceedings, as well as photographs and menu for the event. a copy of a list of players in the Edinburgh University Association Football XI, 1925-1930, and a copy of...
Dates: 1967-1975

Papers of William V. Stevens relating to a possible Oppenheim Bequest, Edinburgh University

 Fonds — Box CLX-A-1564, Folder: Coll-1806 / SC-Acc-2017-0038
Identifier: Coll-1806
Content Description Papers - correspondence and copies of circulars - relating to a possible Oppenheim Bequest, Edinburgh University, covering the period from March 1984 to December 1986.The initial correspondence talks of the creation of 'a Memorial' to the 'close connection' of Oppenheim 'with the University and the City of Edinburgh', and how best this might be achieved. His widow - Mrs. Enid Oppenheim - 'had expressed a wish' that the Memorial could be identified with 'the training of business...
Dates: 1984-1986

Papers relating to Sachi Kumar Chatterji

 Fonds — Box Gen.2133, Folder: Gen.2133/8
Identifier: Coll-2034
Scope and Contents Letter from Sir Sydney Smith to Dr Sachi Kumar Chatterji, 21 March 1949. Letter from Sir Sydney Smith to Dr Sachi Kumar Chatterji, 2 October 1952. B&W photograph of Dr Sachi Kumar Chatterji with Sir Sydney Smith and 3 others, in the laboratory of the Forensic Department of the University of Edinburgh (n.d.). Letter from Mr Sunrit Mullick to Mr W. V. Stevens,...
Dates: 1949 -1982