Collection DC 047 - Papers belonging to William Drummond Bone, student and member of staff at The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

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DC 047


Papers belonging to William Drummond Bone, student and member of staff at The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland


  • c1939-1956 (Creation)

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Content and Structure

Scope and content

A collection of personal papers and documents belonging to William Drummond Bone, including exam papers, army correspondance, fashion designs, essays, teaching notes and exhibition catalogues.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

This material has been appraised in line with Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections standard procedures.


System of arrangement

As the papers were in no clear order on deposit, they have been divided into teaching materials, personal papers and publications.

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

William Drummond Bone RWS ARSA, was a painter in oil and watercolours who attended the Glasgow School of Art from 1928-1931. He won a travelling scholarship which took him to Europe. Bone also taught at GSA between 1935 and 1972. His early interest in art was encouraged by his uncle Sir Muirhead Bone. He is perhaps best known for his wartime watercolours; he also painted landscapes in oil and figurative drawings. He exhibited regularly at The Royal Scottish Academy and the Royal Glasgow Institute.

Archival history

Custodial history

The Material was donated to Glasgow School of Art in 2002.

Physical Description and Conditions of Use

Conditions governing access

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Conditions governing reproduction

Application for permission to reproduce should be submitted to The Archives and Collections at The Glasgow School of Art.

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of material.

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Language of material

  • English

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Related materials

A self-portrait from 1948 (NMC/061) along with various drawings and architectural studies (see NMC/648-679). The deposited collection included 3 copies of the 1904-1905 Glasgow School of Architecture curriculum/prospectus for day and evening classes - a copy of this document can be found in the Archives and Collections set of Architecture prospectuses (GSAA/REG/1).

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  • Catalogued by Emma Ewan, ACC Intern, May 2011
  • Archives Hub description updated by Carrie Skinner, Logjam Project Officer, September 2011
  • Catalogue imported into Archon software and edited by Michelle Kaye, Archon Project Officer, May 2014.
  • Catalogue exported from Archon and imported into AtoM during system migration, 2018-2019.


  • English



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