Collection MS 96 - Dundee Medical Library

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MS 96


Dundee Medical Library


  • 1880-1903 (Creation)

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1 box (0.15 linear metres).

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Name of creator

Biographical history

The Dundee Medical Subscription Library originated from a circular written by Dr Robert Sinclair, physician to Dundee Royal Infirmary, and was designed to provide a range of medical books to subscribers for whom private medical libraries were no longer possible. The Library was formally established at a meeting held on the 19 October 1880. Initially books were shelved at the Albert Institute. Subsequent homes were provided in the premises of A Kidd, a bookseller in Mitchell Street, the University Club and in Professor Paterson's room at University College. In 1903 the Library was given to St Andrews University Medical Library, one of the conditions being that the books should be housed in University College, Dundee.

Archival history


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Scope and content

Minutes 1880-1903, catalogues and miscellaneous papers c.1880-1903.


Not expected

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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.

Conditions governing reproduction

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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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

The records are on paper.

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Descriptive list. Subject source lists and databases are also available.

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MS 96

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Description identifier

MS 96

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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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