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This guide highlights primary source material from the Archives and Manuscripts Collection, relating to the local history of Scotland. It includes information about local families, individuals and organisations.

List of names of witches in Scotland, 1658.
Reference: MS.3658

David Fyffe, surgeon, Edinburgh
Medical account of the Laird of Drylaw, Midlothian, 1699.
Reference: MS.5269/3

Joseph Gibson, surgeon, Leith
Medical account of Captain James Donglass, 1724.
Reference: MS.5269/6

Gordon family, Fochabers, Morayshire
Accounts for medicines purchased in connection with the family medical practice, and for optical instruments, 1733-89.
Reference: MS.5268

James Steedman, medical practitioner, Kinross
Account books, 1758-1827.
Reference: MS.4702-3

George Paterson (1734-1817), Castle Huntly, Forfarshire
Papers including catalogue of his library, 1764-1813 and no date. 
Reference: MSS.5404-5

John Memis MD (1720-1786) and Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Papers relating to an article in Medical History about Memis's dispute with the Infirmary managers, 1764-1958.
Reference: MS.7314

Gilbert Laurie & Co, druggists, Edinburgh
Letterbook and accounts, 1768-97.
Reference: MS.3181

Reverend John Brown (1722-1787), Haddington, Lothian
Notes of lectures on rhetoric given by Brown at Haddington (taken by James Black, who was recorded as a student of Brown in that year, and who later became minister at Dundee Schoolwynd Associate Burgher Church), 1776.
Reference: MS.5434

Robert Perceval (1756-1839)
Notes of cases in Edinburgh Infirmary, 1777-8.
Reference: MSS.3826-7

Lady Eleanor Dundas (died 1837), Carron Hall, Falkirk
Recipe book, c.1785.
Reference: MS.2242

Henry Dundas (1742-1811), 1st Viscount Melville
Correspondence and papers including material on Scottish affairs, 1786-1811.
Reference: MS.5120

St Kilda
French medical notebook including material on the diseases of St Kilda, extracted from the work of Martin Martin and others, 1790.
Reference: MS.3524

John Milner Barry MD (1768-1822), founder of Cork Fever Hospital
Papers collected by Barry's sons, including journal of a walking tour from Edinburgh to Loch Lomond in 1792, 1792-1884.
Reference: MS.5164

Edinburgh Royal Infirmary
Case-notes on patients treated by James Gregory FRS (1753-1821), taken by William Godfrey Deane (died 1809), army physician, whilst a student, 1801.
Reference: MS.6920

Casebooks probably compiled by students, 1805-6 and, 1827-8.
References: MS.7410 and 6053

Notebook of John Grove (alive around 1804-c.1847), surgeon, including case notes probably relating to patients in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh where Grove was a student, c.1804-c.1814.
Reference: MS.7817

Thomas Wilson, Stewarton, Ayrshire
Medical account of Mrs Ferguson, 1808.
Reference: MS.5269/12

Robert Saunders-Dundas (1771-1851), 2nd Viscount Melville
Correspondence and papers including material on Edinburgh University, 1808-44 and no date. 
Reference: MS.5122

Walter Wilson (alive around 1819-1821), surgeon, Arbroath
Photocopies of letters to his uncle George Bowman Original items dated, 1819-21.
Reference: MS.7524/14-18

Hodgkin family
Extensive papers and correspondence include letters written to and from the pathologist Thomas Hodgkin (1798-1866) whilst a medical student in Edinburgh in the, 1820s. See 'General' section. Ada Helen Barlow [née Dalmahoy] (1843-1928), wife of the physician Sir Thomas Barlow. Correspondence and papers relating to her family in Scotland, 1831-1923 and no date. 
Reference: PP/BAR/V

See also 'General' section, under Sir Thomas Barlow.
Reference: PP/BAR

Board of Health, Gretna, Dumfriesshire
Petition for a Privy Council order to raise funds to prevent the spread of cholera, 1832.
Reference: MS.6792

Mr Brown, medical practitioner, Carronshore
Letter by Major Thomas Dundas recommending a reward for Brown, 1832.
Reference: MS.7337/3

Patrick Neill (1776-1851), naturalist and publisher
Letter to Dr Traill, presumably Thomas Stewart Traill (1781-1862), asking him to contribute a piece on Orkney sharks to the Philosophical Journal, 1834.
Reference: MS.7358/27

William Gelder (alive around 1832-37), Yorkshire chemist and druggist, trained in Edinburgh
Letters to his parents from London and Edinburgh, 1832-4.
Reference: MS.5871

Notebook begun in Edinburgh, 1834-7.
Reference: MS.5872

Glasgow Royal Infirmary
Printed ticket with manuscript additions, certifying that J E Stallybrass has attended J A Lawrie, Surgeon, during the latter's visits to patients, 1848.
Reference: MS.7274/6

Norman Comben collection of veterinary miscellanea
Includes material from Scotland, particularly from northern Ayrshire and Linlithgow. See 'General' section.
Reference: MSS.7562-9

James Burn Russell (1837-1904), Medical Officer of Health, Glasgow
Letters sent to Russell, 1857-1904 and no date. 
Reference: MS.5143

Marcus Beck (1843-1893), surgeon
Letters to his parents and brother, mainly as a medical student at Glasgow (living with his cousin Joseph Lister (1827-1912)) during the years, 1860-1863, 1860-8.
Reference: MS.5142

Edinburgh Blind Asylum
Autograph receipt, with printed illustrated letterhead, 1864.
Reference: MS.7280/4

Florence Fenwick Miller
Autobiography includes account of her involvement with Sophia Jex-Blake’s group of women seeking medical degrees at Edinburgh, 1870s.
Reference: GC/227

Medical Women’s Federation
‘Historical files’ relating to Sophia Jex-Blake and other women seeking medical education in Edinburgh, 1870s. Also material on: the Bruntsfield and Elsie Inglis Hospitals, Edinburgh, Redlands Hospital, Glasgow; first women appointed to Commissioners of General Board of Control for Scotland and to Scottish Board of Health; Glasgow Association of Registered Medical Women, 1904-6; proposed amalgamation of local Associations for Registered Medical Women into Federation, 1916; correspondence with local Associations, 1960s-80s; representation of women on Advisory Committee on Hospital Medical Establishments (Scotland), 1973-6; and Scottish Standing Committee memorandum on Child Guidance.
Reference: SA/MWF

James Miller Gordon Pirrie (1852-1891), physician, Aberdeen
Papers, chiefly letters and prescriptions for Mr Logie Pirrie. Also list of the contents of a medicine chest, 1878-82.
Reference: MS.7430/24-27

James Adam MD (1834-1908), physician superintendent of Crichton Royal Institution, Dumfries
Diaries, 1880-2.
Reference: MSS.5517-9

Wellcome Foundation
Records of business activities in Scotland, 1880s-1990s. Also some material on Glasgow Spy Case, 1912-29.
Reference: WF

Charles Brodie Sewell MD (1817-1900), physician
Journal of holiday tour in Northern England, Scotland and Ireland, 1890.
Reference: MS.4513

Sir Edward Sharpey-Schafer (1850-1935)
Material relating to period when he was Professor of Physiology at the University of Edinburgh, 1890s-1930s.
Reference: PP/ESS/E

Agnes Syme Lister (died 1893), Lady Lister
Diary including tour of Scotland, 1892-3.
Reference: MS.3297

Joseph Lister (1827-1912), surgeon, 1st Baron Lister
Holiday diary, including tour to Scotland, 1894.
Reference: MS.3303

R M Park, pharmacist, Edinburgh
Prescription book, 1894-5.
Reference: MS.7772

Queen’s Nursing Institute
Records of relations with Scottish branch, 1894-1960s.
Reference: SA/QNI

James Duncan Cameron (alive around 1879-1896), dental student, Glasgow
Letters and papers, 1895-6.
Reference: MS.6791

A Davie (alive around 1896), dental practitioner, Dundee
Complaint by William Bromfield Paterson (1861-1924), FRCS, LDS against Davie for practising dentistry while not registered, 1896.
Reference: MS.6791/11-12

William Lauzun Brown (died 1919), Wellcome Historical Medical Museum
Notes and drafts on the history of Scottish medicine, 1898-c.1900.
Reference: MSS.8527-8

British Medical Association
Material on Public Medical Services in all areas of the UK, also on specific local friendly/medical aid societies, medical institutions, etc, 1900s-60s.
Reference: SA/BMA

Wellcome Historical Medical Museum
Correspondence with individuals and institutions, 1900s-80s, including National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland, 1948-59, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 1936-58. Also A D Lacaille’s tours on behalf of the Museum, 1928-37.
Reference: WA/HMM

Letitia Fairfield (1885-1978)
Material relating to medical student days at Edinburgh, 1905-7.
Reference: GC/193

Research Defence Society
Records of East Lothian, Edinburgh, and Glasgow branches, c.1908-19.
Reference: SA/RDS/D.1

Glasgow Eugenics Society
One file, 1909.
Reference: SA/EUG/E.15

Cowdray Club, Aberdeen (for Nurses)
Lady Cowdray’s papers concerning, 1916-39.
Reference: SA/NFN/B.19

W J O’Connor
Tickets and certificates as medical student, University of Aberdeen, 1917-22, and photograph of graduating class, 1922.
Reference: GP/5/1/1

John Fulton Barr (1868-1954)
Diaries record several periods living in or visiting Scotland, c.1920-48.
Reference: PP/JFB

Sir John McMichael
Material relating to his period studying at Edinburgh University, c.1922-133.
Reference: PP/JMM/B/1

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Photos of treatments at physiotherapy department, Glasgow, c.1930.
Reference: SA/CSP/Q.1

Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Records of Edinburgh, later Scottish, Branch, 1930-79.
Reference: WTI/RST/A.31-36

Family Planning Association (formerly National Birth Control Association)
Records of its dealings with its own regional federations, area organisation, local branches and clinics, correspondence with local authorities, 1930-74. Records of its regional administration, 1965-1991; includes records of Berwickshire branch, 1956-8.
Reference: SA/FPA

National Birthday Trust Fund
Correspondence about, and reports of, the Ida Merry Maternity Home, Inverness, 1931-45. Files relating to proposed ‘Scottish Scheme’ as part of ante-natal nutrition survey, 1937-9. Correspondence with Mrs E Mackenzie, Argyll, relating to maternity services in her area, 1957.
Reference: SA/NBT/F.5/1/8, F.10/9, T.5

John Bowlby
Files relating to family holidays at Ullanish, Skye, and his burial there, 1956-98. Also other material relating to travels in Scotland, 1932-70s.
Reference: PP/BOW

Travelling Surgical Society
Visits to Edinburgh, 1933, 1969, 1978, 1995.
Reference: SA/TSS

Cancer Research Campaign
Correspondence and cuttings relating to the work of the Cancer Control Organization for Edinburgh and South East Scotland and the Melville Trust for cancer research in Scotland, 1934-54.
Reference: SA/CRC/F.1/19

Sir Alexander Haddow (1907-1976)
Notes and material for autobiography cover early life in Scotland and early career in Edinburgh, prior to his move to London, 1936.
Reference: PP/HAD

Marie Stopes (1880-1958)
Files relating to birth control clinic set up under the auspices of her Society for Constructive Birth Control in Aberdeen, 1936-41.
Reference: PP/MCS/C

Sir Robert Macintosh (1897-1989)
Travel diaries of visits to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and Dundee Royal Infirmary, 1938, Scotland, 1954.
Reference: PP/RRM/C

James Randal Hutchinson (c.1880-1955) and William Henry Bradley (1898-1975)
Enteritis at Ormiston, 1939-40.
Reference: PP/JRH/B/26

Eugenics Society
Reports of lectures and meetings in Scotland, 1939.
Reference: SA/EUG/G.15

John Carlyle Raven (1902-1970)
Materials relating to the Crichton Royal Department of Psychological Research, 1940s-60s.
Reference: PSY/RAV

Society of Medical Officers of Health
Records of Scottish Branch and Scottish Region, 1966-76. Report on dental disease on the Isle of Lewis, 1940; other files on specifically Scottish aspects of public health, 1950s-70s.
Reference: SA/SMO

Robert Ranyard West (1900-1986)
Material relating to his period working in Edinburgh, 1943-51.
Reference: PP/RRW

Alastair Morrison Nelson (1924-1993)
Student notebooks and other material, while at University of Edinburgh Medical School, 1946.
Reference: GC/157/A

Robert Campbell Garry (1900-1993), Professor Physiology, Glasgow University, 1947-70
Reminiscences, 1982; lecture on Physiology in the University of Glasgow to, 1970; short memoirs include account of Gifford Lecture by J B S Haldane, 1926, and first use of insulin in the West of Scotland, and about colleagues, 1980s.
Reference: GC/151/3

Professor John Michael Robson (1900-1982)
Incomplete draft history of the Institute of Animal Genetics, Edinburgh, [post 1945].
Reference: GC/43

Humphrey Milne-Redhead (1906-1974), general practitioner, Mainsriddle, by Dumfries
Account and cashbooks of practice, 1945-72.
Reference: GP/55

Population Investigation Committee
Records of the Scottish Mental Survey 1947 of schoolchildren aged 11.
Reference: SA/PIC/F/8

Donald Hunter (1898-1977)
Reports on visits to factories in Scotland, 1947-70, in connection with occupational health.
Reference: PP/HUN/D

Eugenics Society
Marie Stopes’ correspondence with Aberdeen Clinic for Constructive Birth Control, 1948-51.
Reference: SA/EUG/K.3-5, 18

National Association for the Prevention of Tuberculosis
Minutes of the Scottish Executive Committee, 1950-7.
Reference: SA/NPT/A.3/8

David Hutchison (born 1920), general practitioner, Musselburgh, Scotland
Copies of partnership accounts, 1951. Plans and photographs of, 1960s alterations to practice premises. Audio tapes of reminiscences: description of general practice pre- and post-war, mainly relating to record keeping and surgery, alterations to premises (with transcripts).
Reference: GP/4

Medical Pilgrims
Records of ‘Pilgrimages’ to Edinburgh, 1954, St Andrew’s, 1958, Scotland, 1973, Dundee, 1983, Glasgow, 1987.
Reference: SA/PIL

Multiple Sclerosis Society
Files on Association of Scottish Branches, 1958-76, and on specific local groups, 1950s-70s.
Reference: SA/MSS/C

British Association of Occupational Therapists
Some material relating to the Scottish Association for Occupational Therapy, including its Journal 1963-4.
Reference: SA/BAO

British Immunology Society
Material on the Scottish Immunology Group, 1965-73.
Reference: SA/BSI/L.4

Pioneer Health Centre Ltd
Glenrothes Project, 1970-86.
Reference: SA/PHC/C.5

Patients’ Association
Files relating to Scottish members and the Scottish Branch, 1970s-80s.
Reference: SA/PAT/B/1/1

Birth Control Campaign
Records of Fife local group, 1972-3, and on Aberdeen pamphlet 'The Benefits of Birth Control', 1973.
Reference: SA/BCC

Ronald Arthur Sandison
Material relating to his work in Shetland, 1973-82, on alcohol-related issues and family planning, plus material on his family’s history there.
Reference: PP/SAN

International Federation of Midwives
Correspondence with Scottish Board, 1975-9.
Reference: SA/ICM/G/4/38

Alice Mary Stewart
Files relating to interaction with local groups and individuals concerned about the environment and issues to do with low-level radiation, 1980s-90s.
Reference: PP/AMS

Biochemical Society
Files on the Thistle Group, 1986-9, and Scottish Regional Section, 1992-5, responses to report of Scottish Tertiary Education Advisory Council, 1986.
Reference: SA/BIO/B.24, 26

Melanie Klein (1882-1960)
Photographs of the unveiling of a plaque in Pitlochry, 1987, in commemoration of Klein's Narrative of a Child Analysis based on analysis which took place there.
Reference: PP/KLE/A.179

AIDS-relevant cognitions in Dundee and Kirkaldy
Transcripts and tapes of interviews with young people in the area concerning their understandings of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, 1988-90.
Reference: GC/252

British Health Care Arts Centre
Astra Arts Award to Florence Street Day Hospital, Glasgow, 1991-3.
Reference: SA/BHC/G.2

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