Collection MS 76 - Donald George Sutherland

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MS 76


Donald George Sutherland


  • 1887-1905 (Creation)

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1 folder (0.05 linear metres).

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Biographical history

Donald George Sutherland was educated at Watson's College and the University of Edinburgh, graduating in 1886 with the university medal in medical jurisprudence and public health, and taking the BSc in public health three years later. In 1890 Dr Sutherland became Medical Officer of Health for the county of Sutherland and Burgh of Dornoch. He was later called to the Bar by the Middle Temple and, in 1899, entered as an advanced research student at St John's College, Cambridge, receiving the degrees BA (1901) and MA (1908) of that university. After a period as assistant bacteriologist in the Local Government Board Laboratories he was appointed Senior Bacteriologist to the Metropolitan Water Board in 1905. He wrote a succession of nine Sanitary Reports on the County of Sutherland and a dissertation On Certain Spore-Bearing Anaerobic Considered as Criteria in the Bacterial Examination of Water Supplies.

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Scope and content

Personal and family correspondence and papers 1889-1900; testimonials 1887-1900; correspondence relating to his work as Medical Officer of Health for Sutherland 1890-1904; correspondence and papers related to closure of Inverness Steam Baking Co 1894-1899; miscellaneous papers and correspondence 1897-1905.


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Usually chronological within series.

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Conditions governing access

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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The records are on paper.

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MS 76

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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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