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SIMPSON, Sir Alexander Russell (1835-1916): notes from his lectures on midwifery

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1538 S81
Held at: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
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Full title: SIMPSON, Sir Alexander Russell (1835-1916): notes from his lectures on midwifery
Date(s): 1879-1880
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 vol.
Name of creator(s): Unknown


Administrative/Biographical history:

Alexander Simpson was born in Bathgate, Scotland in 1835. He was the nephew of Sir James Young Simpson, Professor of Midwifery at the University of Edinburgh. Simpson studied at Bathgate Academy and later at the University of Edinburgh where in 1856 he received his M.D. He worked for seven years with his uncle in Edinburgh before moving to be a general practitioner in Glasgow. He succeeded to the Chair of Sir James Young Simpson following the latter's death in 1870. In 1872 he married a Miss Barbour. In 1905 he retired at the age of 70, and a year later he was knighted. He was killed in a road accident during a wartime blackout in 1916.


Scope and content/abstract:

Manuscript lecture notes taken by an unknown student from lectures delivered by Alexander Russell Simpson on midwifery and the diseases of women during session 1879-1880.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Single item

Conditions governing access:

Conditions governing reproduction:

Finding aids:

No additional finding aids.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Purchased [by Mr Shepherd] in June 1976. Donated to the College Library by F W Shepherd in September 1979.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred from the Library to the College Archives in September 2007.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Papers of Alexander Simpson, (Ref: S51) and other notes from lectures by Alexander Simpson (Refs: S82).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Jul 2008

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