James Richmond Thomson Canada Scotland

Biography of James Richmond Thomson

James Richmond Thomson graduated BSc from the University in 1911. He was born in 1890 in Toronto, Canada, son of joiner Henry Thomson.

Thomson came to study Engineering at the University of Glasgow in 1908, aged 18. During his time at Glasgow, James undertook classes in Maths, Natural Philosophy and Engineering drawing (1908-09); Higher Natural Philosophy, Chemistry and Physics Lab (1909-10); Engineering Lab and Engineering Drawing (1910-11). After graduation in 1911, Thomson worked as an engineer, residing in Clydebank.


Archival Materials

  • DC 183/11/44 Register of General Council Members 1920
  • DC 183/11/65 Register of General Council Members 1940
  • R3/1/1 (vol 2) Roll of Graduates 1897-1911
  • R8/5/29/8 Matriculation Slip 1908-09 Men T-Y
  • R8/5/30/8 Matriculation Slip 1909-10 Men T-Y
  • R8/5/31/8 Matriculation Slip 1910-11 Men T-Z


James Richmond Thomson
Born 11 November 1889.
GU Degree: BSc, 1911; Science and Engineering,
University Link: Graduate, Student
Occupation categories: engineers
English snippet: Canadian-born engineering graduate of the University of Glasgow in 1911
Record last updated: 10th Dec 2013

Country Associations

Canada Canada, Toronto
Place of Birth

Scotland Scotland, Glasgow, Glasgow

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