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Papers of Alexander Falconer Giles, Lecturer in Classical History at the University of Edinburgh

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1828

Content Description

This collection consists of approx. 50 notebooks and bound volumes of notes taken by Giles as a student at Balliol College, and as a lecturer in Classical History at the University of Edinburgh. Also includes a typescript entitled 'On Land, Sea and Ice. An Autobiography' by J. Burn Wood, 1947.
It also includes one photograph album and eight individual photographs acquired later, all related to Alexander F. Giles and his family.

Dates

  • 1898-1949

Creator

Language of Materials

The lecture notes are in English, with some Greek and Latin.

Condition Description

Lecture notes bound together in good condition albeit somewhat dirty.

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Please contact the repository in advance.

Biographical / Historical

Alexander Falconer Giles graduated from the University of Edinburgh with an MA in 1904, and then went to study at Balliol College sometime before 1914. He came back to the University of Edinburgh to teach as a Lecturer in Classical History from the 1920s to the 1940s. He became the Deputy Secretary of the University in 1922.

Extent

1.30 linear metre (8 boxes)

Physical Location

Coll-1828/1-5: CLX-A-361 to 367

Coll-1868/6/1,2,3,6,7,8: CLX-A-1623; Coll-1828/6/4,5,9,10: outsize in CLX-D-72

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Lecture notes and medal donated in August 2017, accession no SC-Acc-2018-0150.
Photographs purchased in August 2018, accession no SC-Acc-2019-0049.

Related Materials

Alexander Falconer Giles donated some books to the Library in 1955. Accession no SC-Acc-2017-0205

Condition Description

Lecture notes bound together in good condition albeit somewhat dirty.

Processing Information

Catalogued by Aline Brodin in March 2018. Photographs catalogued in April 2019.
Title
Papers of Alexander Falconer Giles, Lecturer in Classical History at the University of Edinburgh, 1898-1945
Description rules
ISAD(G)2
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Centre for Research Collections
University of Edinburgh Main Library
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Edinburgh EH8 9LJ Scotland
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