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HAMILTON, Alexander (1739-1802): notes from his lectures on midwifery

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1538 S88
Held at: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
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Full title: HAMILTON, Alexander (1739-1802): notes from his lectures on midwifery
Date(s): 1798
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 vol.
Name of creator(s): Unknown


Administrative/Biographical history:

Alexander Hamilton was baptised in 1739; assistant to John Straiton, surgeon, of Edinburgh, 1758; member of the Edinburgh College of Surgeons, 1762; licentiate, and subsequently a fellow, of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh; physician to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, 1772; joint professor of midwifery in the University of Edinburgh with Dr Thomas Young, 1780 and sole professor, 1783-1800; was instrumental in establishing the Lying-in Hospital, 1791; died, 1802.


Scope and content/abstract:

Shorthand notes by an unknown student taken from lectures on midwifery delivered by Alexander Hamilton, 1798.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English shorthand

System of arrangement:

Single item

Conditions governing access:

Conditions governing reproduction:

Finding aids:

No additional finding aids.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Presented to the College in July 1955 by Sir Henry Cohen via Sir Arthur Gemmell.

Immediate source of acquisition:

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

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: Oxford DNB.

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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