Collection MS 68 - Dr William Christie

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MS 68


Dr William Christie


  • 1930-1976 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

86 items

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Name of creator

Biographical history

William Christie came from the Stonehaven area and was educated at Mackie Academy, Stonehaven. He attended Aberdeen University and, after graduating in 1925, taught for a time in the West of Scotland. In 1954 he moved to Dundee and was a school inspector there for many years. He retired in 1964, at the age of 61, and gained a Ph.D. at St. Andrews University, 'The History of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Brechin 1688-1875', in 1968. Dr Christie was a past president of the Abertay Historical Society and a member of the vestry of St. Paul's Cathedral. He died in Dundee in September, 1979.

Archival history

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Scope and content

Newspaper cuttings c 1942-1970; correspondence c 1966-1976; diary and commonplace books c 1935-1967; miscellaneous loose papers 1930-1972; miscellaneous papers and pamphlets c 1957-1972.


Not expected

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Usually chronological within series.

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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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Paper, photographs

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A copy of Dr Christie's thesis is available in the Archives.

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Description identifier

MS 68

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



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  • English



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