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Papers of Ailsa Giles Maxwell

Identifier: Coll-892

Scope and Contents

The collection is composed partly of notes from the following lecture courses taken by Macdonald: Political Economy II, 1945-1946; Political Economy, 1946-1947; Political Economy, Honours, 1946-1947; undated Economics, Honours; undated European Economic History; and, undated Political Economy (Dr. Rankin).

Another part of the collection is composed of Maxwell's lecture notes, being: English Literature, First Ordinary, and Scottish History, 1938-1939; British History, Honours, 1939-1940; Scottish History, 1939-1940 (Prof. Hannay); Political Economy, 1939-1940; Political Science, 1940-1941 (Mr. Nobbs); European History I, Honours, possibly 1945; undated British History, Honours, and Mackay Lectures; and undated, Scottish History, Honours, but post-war.


  • Creation: 1938-1948

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Conditions Governing Access

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance

Biographical / Historical

Ailsa Giles Macdonald graduated from Edinburgh University with the degree of M.A.(Hons) in Economics in 1948.

Stuart Maxwell graduated in Honours History in 1947. Stuart Maxwell became the husband of Ailsa Giles Macdonald.


1 box, containing circa 23 notebooks.

Physical Location


Other Finding Aids

Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession no. E2003.34.


Check the local Indexes for details of any additions.

Processing Information

Compiled by Graeme D. Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.

Papers of Ailsa Giles Maxwell (fl. 1945-1948) and Stuart Maxwell (fl. 1938-1947)
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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