Atkinson's Institution, Glasgow

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Type of entity

Corporate body

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Atkinson's Institution, Glasgow

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History

Atkinson's Institution was founded under the will of Thomas Atkinson, a radical bookseller in Glasgow and former Lecturer in Craniology at Anderson's Institution. Atkinson's Institution was intended 'for the instruction of artisans and all members of the middle classes in literature and languages'. Run initially on the lines of a personal trust, it was incorporated under the Atkinson Institution of Glasgow Act 1861, but never achieved physical existence although the Trustees built up considerable funds. Atkinson's Institution was absorbed into the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College in 1887 and the Institution's funds were used to provide bursaries for students.

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Glasgow, Scotland

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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

Atkinson'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

Atkinson, Thomas, ? 1801-1833, poet and writer, bookseller (? 1801-1833)

Identifier of the related entity

P0017

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1833

Description of relationship

Thomas Atkinson founded Atkinson's Institution.

Control area

Authority record identifier

C0030

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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Created by Victoria Peters, November 2009.

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