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Records of Heriot-Watt College
    Papers of Hugh Bryan Nisbet

Research supervision correspondence and papers

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Reference Code

GB 0582 HWC 3/1/71-76



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Name of creator

Nisbet | Hugh Bryan | 1902-1969 | principal of Heriot-Watt University

Biographical History

Biographical History

During his career in the chemistry department at Heriot Watt College, Hugh Bryan Nisbet was involved in research work and the production of papers for governmental and industrial concerns. His research work resulted in the production of two theses which gained him the degrees of DSc in 1933 and PhD in 1938, they concerned organic bases and pyrazoline local anaesthetics respectively.

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

The Research Supervision Correspondence and Papers series consists of:

  • Contributions to the Knowledge of Organic Bases, (1933): thesis by Hugh Bryan Nisbet for the degree of Doctor of Science of the University of Edinburgh
  • Pyrazoline Local Anaesthetics and related Substances, (1938): thesis by Hugh Bryan Nisbet for the degree of Doctor of Science of the University of Edinburgh
  • Scottish Cannel: A Geological and Chemical Investigation:by Douglas Gow and David M Wilson, supervised by Professor WM Cumming and Hugh Bryan Nisbet; along with some correspondence relating to cannel project, with which Nisbet was involved: Nisbet's own (signed) copy of the report
  • Studies in Nitrogeneous Bases from Scottish Shale Oil, (1947):summary of a Report to the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, by JN Milne, Heriot-Watt College, supervised by Hugh Bryan Nisbet
  • Waste Pyridine Bases from Scottish Shale Oil, (1947), by RJ Benzie; other half of same project as above
  • Fuel Testingl; laboratory methods in fuel technology, (1932), by Godfrey Wilfred Himus, from Hugh Bryan Nisbet's personal library




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