Hugh Robertson Beveridge

Biography of Hugh Robertson Beveridge

Hugh Robertson Beveridge was awarded an MA in 1888.

Born in Paisley on the 7th of May 1867, Hugh Robertson Beveridge was the son of George Beveridge, a blacksmith for Coat's Thread Mill.

Hugh began university in 1883, at the age of 16. In his first and second years, he took classes in Humanities, Greek, and Mathematics, followed by Logic, English Literature and Greek in his third, and Moral and Natural Philosophy in his final year. He graduated with an MA in 1888.

Having finished University, Hugh moved to London to pursue (as described by the Glasgow University Magazine in 1895) "the perilous paths of London journalism". He wrote several articles for the Speaker, as well as a serial written in a Paisley weekly, in collaboration with H. D. Robb.

Hugh died in Paisley of rheumatoid arthritis, at the age of only 32. After his death, a volume of his work - entitled Possibilities - was published by Alexander Gardiner of Paisley and Paternoster Square, London, in 1901.


Hugh Robertson Beveridge
Born 7 May 1867.
Died 26 August 1899.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degree: MA, 1888;
Additional Information: R3/1/1 (vol 2), DC198/1/6 (pg12, R8/5/5/1, R8/5/6/1, R8/5/7/1, SEN/10/27.
Record last updated: 24th Mar 2017

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