Joseph Harrison Maxwell United States Scotland

Biography of Joseph Harrison Maxwell

Joseph Harrison Maxwell graduated MA from the University in 1910. He was born on 16 February 1889 in Brooklyn, New York, where his father John worked as a sailor.

Maxwell first matriculated in 1907, aged 18, to study Arts, and studied such subjects as Latin, Mathematics, English, Logic, History, Moral Philosophy, and Education before graduating on 10 June 1910.

He returned to the University in 1912 where he studied British History, Moral Philosophy (Honours), English (Honours), English Language (Honours) and Literature at the postgraduate level for two years. He received a First-Class Certificate in English Language and Literature (1912), taught by Professor William MacNeile Dixon.

During World War I, Maxwell held the post of captain in the Army Pay Department. Afterwards, he lived in Airdrie where he worked as a teacher at Airdrie Academy for several years before returning to the University of Glasgow, where he took an English Honours exam and graduated with Honours in 1928. He continued to reside in Glasgow as a teacher for the rest of his life.


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Archival Materials

  • DC 183/11/49 Register of members of the General Council 1925
  • DC 183/11/55 Register of members of the General Council 1930
  • DC 183/11/70 Register of members of the General Council 1945
  • R1/1/1 Graduation Album 1889-1925
  • R3/2/1 Roll of graduates 1897-1917
  • R4/1/5 Schedules of Graduates in Arts 1909-10
  • R5/2/4 Arts Degree Examination Results 1905-09
  • R5/2/5 Arts Degree Examination Results 1909-13
  • R5/2/8 Arts Degree Examination Results 1928-32
  • R8/5/28/6 Matriculation Slips 1907-08
  • R8/5/29/6 Matriculation Slips 1908-09
  • R8/5/30/6 Matriculation Slips 1909-10
  • R8/5/33/6 Matriculation Slips 1912-13
  • R8/5/34/6 Matriculation Slips 1913-14
  • R8/5/35/6 Matriculation Slips 1914-15


Joseph Harrison Maxwell
Born 16 February 1889.
GU Degrees: MA, 1910; Arts, 3; MA, 1928; Arts,
University Link: Alumnus, Graduate
Occupation categories: teacher
WWI: View WWI Roll of Honour Entry
English snippet: Teacher in Airdrie and Glasgow
Record last updated: 18th Dec 2013

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United States United States, Brooklyn
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Scotland Scotland, Glasgow

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