Collection MS 39 - William Fraser Mitchell

Identity area

Reference code

MS 39

Title

William Fraser Mitchell

Date(s)

  • 1909-1977 (Creation)

Level of description

Collection

Extent and medium

1 folder (0.04 linear metres).

Context area

Name of creator

(9 April 1900 -)

Biographical history

William Fraser Mitchell was born in Monifieth, Angus, the only son of William Fraser Mitchell and Jane Lawson.
He was a descendant of William Watson, linen weaver, St Vigeans, who was also the great grandfather of Sir Robert Alexander Watson Watt (1892- ), inventor of the radar.
William Fraser first compiled his family history in 1940. This material relates mainly to his mother's family.

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Scope and content

Cassette tape entitled Schola Clara: The High School of Dundee, 1911-1918, spoken by W. Fraser Mitchell; notes for proposed illustrated talk called A Century of Dundee Life, 1865-1965; A Short Family History. Being an Account of a family of Lawson their Progenitors and Kinsmen by W. Fraser Mitchell; notes and anecdotes concerning women in Universities, University College Dundee staff, Dundee personalities and some Dundee buildings including St. John's (Roseangle Parish Church), Botanical Gardens 1977; photograph of Morgan Academy, Dundee, Class II (1908-1909).

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Not expected

System of arrangement

Records are arranged to reflect their original order.

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Conditions governing access

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

Conditions governing reproduction

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

The records are on paper and include a photograph and listening cassette.

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Description identifier

MS 39

Rules and/or conventions used

Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997

Status

Catalogued

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Language(s)

  • English

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