Collection OM/460 - Alexander Porkess papers

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GB 249 OM/460

Title

Alexander Porkess papers

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  • c. 1950s (Creation)

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0.26 metres

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Biographical history

Alexander Maclean Porkess was a student at the Royal Technical College, Glasgow from 1948 to 1952. In 1952 he was awarded an Associateship with first class honours in Mechanical Engineering.

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Acc 1360

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Scope and content

20 volumes of lecture notes made by Alexander Porkess whilst a student at the Royal Technical College, Glasgow. The notebooks cover various subjects including mathematics, heat engines and natural philosophy. Many of the notebooks contain photographs, graphs and diagrams. There is also a copy of the thesis presented by Porkess for the Associateship of the Royal Technical College, August 1952. Also a bundle of notes, mainly examination questions and algebra, c. 1950s.

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Open

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  • English

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