Item MS 134/1 - Working Class Life in Dundee for Twenty Five Years, 1878-1903.

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MS 134/1


Working Class Life in Dundee for Twenty Five Years, 1878-1903.


  • 1878-1903 (Creation)

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1 volume.

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Dr. David Lennox was Lecturer in Forensic Medicine at the University of St Andrews, and Recruiting Medical Officer for Dundee. He compiled detailed statistical information on working class life in Dundee, but could not afford to publish the work. In 1928-1929 the University Court of St Andrews agreed to pay the cost of binding the typescript and placed it in the University Library for use by students.

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Copy typescript of a social study carried out by Dr David Lennox, Lecturer in Forensic Medicine, University of St Andrews, late Recruiting Medical Officer, Dundee. Consists of text and considerable tabular material relating to such topics as: climate and water supply, medical aspects of tobacco and alcohol, occupations, housing conditions, food, clothing etc., provident arrangements, education, unemployment, pauperism, drunkenness and crime, anthropological data including analysis of recruiting returns.


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Usually chronological within series.

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Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

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Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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MS 134/1

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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997



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  • English



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