Allan Glen's Institution, Glasgow

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Allan Glen's Institution, Glasgow

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Description area

Dates of existence

1853-1887

History

Allan Glen's Institution was founded in 1853 under the will of Allan Glen (1772-1850), wright in Glasgow, who made 'provision for giving gratuitously a good practical education to about 50 boys, sons of tradesmen or persons in the industrial classes in Glasgow'. The school was built on land owned by Glen at the corner of Cathedral Street and North Hanover Street.

It was incorporated by Act of Parliament in 1876 and concentrated increasingly on scientific and technical education. It was an important feeder school for Anderson's University, and a significant number of pupils won scholarships to Cambridge University and Imperial College, London. In 1887 Allan Glen's became part of the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College and in 1912 the school was transferred to the control of the School Board of Glasgow.

Places

Glasgow, Scotland

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Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

Royal College of Science and Technology, Glasgow (1887-1964)

Identifier of the related entity

C0065

Category of the relationship

temporal

Dates of the relationship

1887

Description of relationship

Allan Glen's Institution joined with other institutions to form the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College (which later became the Royal College of Science and Technology).

Related entity

Glen, Allan, 1772-1850, of Glasgow, wright (1772-1850)

Identifier of the related entity

P0028

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1853

Description of relationship

Allan Glen founded Allan Glen's Institution.

Related entity

Anderson's College, Glasgow (1796-1887)

Identifier of the related entity

C0046

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1853-1887

Description of relationship

Allan Glen's Institution was an important feeder school for Anderson's College.

Related entity

McCance, Sir Andrew, 1889-1983, Knight, industrialist (1889-1983)

Identifier of the related entity

P0012

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Andrew McCance attended Allan Glen's Institution.

Control area

Authority record identifier

C0031

Institution identifier

GB 249

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created by Victoria Peters, November 2009.

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Sources

'The history of Allan Glen's School, 1853-1953', by Joseph Rae; 'History of Allan Glen's School and Allan Glen's School Club, 1853-2003', by James Murray.

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