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SIMPSON, Sir Alexander Russell (1835-1916): notes taken from his lectures by Alexander Gray McIntyre

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1538 S82
Held at: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
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Full title: SIMPSON, Sir Alexander Russell (1835-1916): notes taken from his lectures by Alexander Gray McIntyre
Date(s): 1891-1892
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 vols
Name of creator(s): McIntyre | Alexander Gray | d [1939] | physician


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.

Alexander Gray McIntyre graduated as Bachelor of Medicine and Master in Surgery, Edinburgh, 1893; member of the Royal Medical Society, Edinburgh; Medical Officer, Glasgow Convalescence Home, Lenzie; Assistant Physician, Crichton Royal Institution, Dumfries; died [1939].


Scope and content/abstract:

Manuscript notes on the subject of midwifery taken by Alexander Gray McIntyre from the lectures of Sir Alexander Russell Simpson, 1891-1892.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

By volume.

Conditions governing access:

Conditions governing reproduction:

Finding aids:

No additional finding aids.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Donated to the College Library in 1995 by A C Fraser.

Immediate source of acquisition:

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

Allied Materials

Related material:

Records of Sir Alexander Russell Simpson (ref: S51) and notes from Simpson's lectures on midwifery (ref: S81).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: Biographical details for Alexander Gray McIntyre from The Medical Directory.

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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