Collection UR-SF 31 - Robert Cochrane Buist, Lecturer in Midwifery and Gynaecology, University College, Dundee

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UR-SF 31


Robert Cochrane Buist, Lecturer in Midwifery and Gynaecology, University College, Dundee


  • c 1859-1937 (Creation)

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0.85 linear metres

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Biographical history

Robert Cochrane Buist was born in Dundee and studied at the Universities of St. Andrews, Cambridge and Edinburgh, at each of which he had a distinguished academic career. After serving as assistant physician at the Royal Edinburgh Asylum, Dr Buist was appointed lecturer in Clinical Midwifery and Gynaecology at University College, Dundee, in 1901, a post he held until his retirement in 1925. He was secretary of the Dundee Branch of the British Medical Association from 1894. Buist died 5 February 1939

Archival history

Retained in custody of the University of Dundee.

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Scope and content

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.


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System of arrangement

Most of the papers listed were stored in a random manner in a tea chest and therefore any original order has been lost. Although they have been grouped together into sections, it should be remembered that this is an artificial arrangement and that papers in one section may be more closely related to those in other sections than it may appear from the list.

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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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The records are on paper

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This material is original

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Records of other University of Dundee staff and staff of the preceding institutions are mainly held in UR-SF. Papers of staff not in this fonds: GB 0254 MS 111 William Maxwell Jamieson. Staff related material: GB 0254 MS 56 Henry Boase, GB 0254 MS 79 Mrs Barbara S Martin: Patrick Geddes Memorabilia.

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MS 67

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UR-SF 31

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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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