John McKellar Robertson

Biography of John McKellar Robertson

John McKellar Robertson (d1939) was a Glasgow shipowner. In 1923 he gifted his house at 2 University Gardens to the University, "to be use as a Professor's house, Hostel or other University purpose calculated to preserve the amenity of the neighbourhood." It was initially used as a hall of residence and in 1926 it was converted for use as a professor's house. The student residence was moved to a house at 1 Lilybank Gardens, which the University had purchased from the shipowner George Service the previous year, and the new residence was named Robertson House.


John McKellar Robertson
Died 17 March 1939.
University Link: Benefactor
Occupation categories: shipowners
Record last updated: 26th May 2007

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