Papers relating to the history and practice of medicine, particularly in Dundee and Angus 19th century-1937; medical and literary pamphlets, poetry and prose by R.C. Buist, with some related correspondence 1897-1935; pamphlets, poetry and prose mainly by others, (although some unidentified material may be by Buist), some with annotations by R.C. Buist, and with some related correspondence c.1859-1936; scrapbooks and commonplace books c.1880-1889; notes, photographs and cards 19th century-c.1930; miscellaneous correspondence, autographs and other papers which were originally a separate deposit 1887-1925.
Robert Rollock c 1555-1599, first Principal of Edinburgh University (1586-1599). Also includes pages extracted from the University of Edinburgh Journal. [No number or date], containing: 'The First Principal': article on Robert Rollock. 'Robert Adam and the Building of the Old College of Edinburgh'.
Patrick Blair (1680-1728). Includes: Notes and newspaper cuttings relating to Blair and his family including family tree. Notes taken from the 'Sloane MSS' on letters of Patrick Blair to Sloane and to Pethiver. Letter, 13 April 1923, London, [Amitch] Chaplin to R.C. Buist. Concerns portrait of Patrick Blair (mentions also thanks for photograph of David Kinloch). "The Story of a Dundee Elephant. Patrick Blair's Romantic Life" [R.C. Buist, Dundee Courier and Advertiser 8 February 1928], with correspondence between Buist and George Blair, Glasgow, February to March 1928 relating to the Blair family.
Andrew Borde (1490-1549). Includes: 'Andrew Borde, of Physycke Doctour, 1490-1549 and His Scottish Experiences' by R.C. Buist: Reprint from the Caledonian Medical Journal, June 1921  with related correspondence, 1922-1937. Notes and newspaper cuttings on Andrew Borde. Page from 'A Catalogue of Old and Modern Medical and Scientific Books' giving extracts from Andrew Borde's Breviarie of Health. Includes print of an old woodcut of Borde. 1924.
R.C. Buist's Presidential Address to the Forfarshire Medical Association. 22 June 1927. [Transcript] [2pp] Reports of the Annual Meeting of the Forfarshire Medical Association. 1922-1923, 1926-1927. Includes lists of members, office bearers, 1858-1921, and Rules of the Association adopted 1913. 1921-1931. [Printed] Also includes note: "Early Records" of Forfarshire Medical Association by J.W. Miller. n.d.
By R.C. Buist. Reprint from The Fife and Angus Annual. [1933?] Also includes a chart showing outbreaks of typhus in Dundee since 1838 by J.W. Miller. [Printed] [1p]. Newspaper cutting on the period "when cholera raged" in Dundee. Evening Telegraph, 18 December 1928.
(1890-1922), and list of subjects discussed. The Symposium was founded in 1890 for the discussion of social, moral, literary, artistic and economic subjects by members representing as many different aspects of life as possible.