Material relating to the career of Peter McIntyre, Editor of the Edinburgh University Calendar, and former Clerk to the University Senate
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- a) 3 x letters from Laurence Olivier: 16 June 1964; 5 July 1964; 29 July 1965
- b) Pamphlet entitled 'The Robes' by Peter McIntyre
- c) Pamphlet entitled 'The Old College' by Peter McIntyre
- d) Notes for a pamphlet on the Old College Statuette (Sir Cowasji Jehangir)
- e) Offprint of Chapter 28, 'Introduction to Scottish Legal History': Peter McIntyre, 'The Franchise Courts'
- f) Copy of 'University of Edinburgh Bulletin', 4 Feb. 1977, Vol.13. No.7. containing 'A University within a city...'
- g) Copy of the 'Edinburgh Tatler', Sept. 1965, Vol.7. No.53. with pictures from the University Ball 1965, pp.48-49, including picture of Mr and Mrs. P. McIntyre
- h) Copy of the 'Evening Dispatch' 20 February 1958 with articles and photographs on the installation of James Robertson Justice as University Rector
- i) Copy of the 'Edinburgh Evening News', 21 December 1954 with an article and photograph (p.4) on the subject of the University Press - Peter McIntyre and Archie Turnbull
- j) Various invitations to functions, 19-20 February 1958, associated with the installation of James Robertson Justice as Rector
- k) Photographs and postcards of Edinburgh University buildings
- l) Photographs of the Installation of James Robertson Justice as Rector, including Prince Philip, 1958; and, photograph of P.McIntyre and A.R. Turnbull at University Press, 1954
- m) Copy of McIntyre obituary, University Bulletin
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McIntyre returned to Edinburgh in 1946 to resume his studies, and he was awarded a First Class Honours degree (MA) in History in July 1948 (although the University Calendar records the award as 1948, the 'University of Edinburgh Journal' records the MA as 1940 as does the Library's card index file). After graduation he joined the staff of W. and R. Chambers, printers and publishers, becoming an editor and indexer. In 1954 he moved to the editorial staff of the University Press in Edinburgh. There, among many tasks, he collaborated with Professor D. Talbot Rice, writing the biographies for the work The university portraits (1957). McIntyre was also well known as Clerk to the University Senate, and later on as Academic Secretary, though illness meant he had to leave the latter post in 1966. He continued work with Edinburgh University however as Editor of the University Calendar and other University publications.
McIntyre's publications included: a pamphlet entitled The Robes about University of Edinburgh formal robes for the Principal, Chancellor and Rector; a pamphlet on The Old College; a chapter entitled The Franchise Courts for the work Introduction to Scottish Legal History; and, A University within a city...a brief history of the University for the University of Edinburgh Bulletin, Vol.13. No.7. 4 February 1977. At the time of his death he was, according to his daughter, working on a pamphlet on The Old College Statuette (of Sir Cowasji Jehangir). Outside of his work with Edinburgh University he maintained a life long interest in Scottish history.
Peter McIntyre died in London on 14 June 1982. His funeral was held at St. Anne's, Dunbar, East Lothian.
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- Material relating to the career of Peter McIntyre (d. 1982), Editor of the Edinburgh University Calendar, and former Clerk to the University Senate, and Academic Secretary
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