Collection OM/199 - John Eaton papers

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GB 249 OM/199

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John Eaton papers

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  • 1913 - 1973 (Creation)

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0.13 metres

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(1915-1972)

Biographical history

John Carnegie Eaton was educated at the University of Glasgow and graduated with an MA in 1937 with honours in mathematics and natural philosophy. He went on to serve as lecturer, 1950-1966, and later senior lecturer, 1966-1972, in the Department of Mathematics at the Royal Technical College, Glasgow (later the University of Strathclyde). He was a member of the Court and Senate of the University of Strathclyde and a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society. He also played a leading part in the campaign to establish the University of Stirling.

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Diary; papers relating to organisation of Royal College of Science and Technology; papers on expenditure of university libraries; papers relating to proposed University of East Stirlingshire; papers relating to campaign to receive benefits from Carnegie United Kingdom Trust; papers relating to educational endowments and bursaries; articles by Eaton; list of College portraits.

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  • English

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