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Records of Heriot-Watt College
    Papers of Arthur Pillans Laurie

Private Letterbooks of Arthur Pillans Laurie

Series Summary

Reference Code

GB 0582 HWC 3/1/2-9



Extent and medium of the unit of description



Name of creator

Laurie | Arthur Pillans | 1861-1949 | principal of Heriot-Watt College

Biographical History

Biographical History

These letter books represent both research and other personal interests of Arthur Pillans Laurie, outside his work as Principle of Heriot-Watt College. These include his interest in art and paint pigments as well as his obligations to the development of the college.

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

The Private Letterbooks of Arthur Pillans Laurie series consists of:

  • copy letters relating to college matters including the disciplining of students and the organisation of courses
  • letters relating to meetings and reports
  • letters relating to the building of Edinburgh College of Art, including a debate about whether artisans should be trained there or at Heriot-Watt College
  • letters about pigments and varnishes on paintings and manuscripts
  • letters about organising and printing articles




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