Collection UR-SF 38 - Professor Alan Chalmers Lendrum

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UR-SF 38


Professor Alan Chalmers Lendrum


  • c 1940-1982 (Creation)

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0.36 linear metres

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Biographical history

AC Lendrum was born in Midlothian and brought up in Brechin. He was educated at Glasgow High School and Ardrossan Academy then attended Glasgow University from where he graduated MA, MD and BSc.
In 1933 he was appointed assistant to Sir Robert Muir at Western Infirmary, Glasgow, and later became a lecturer in pathology at Glasgow University. From 1947 to 1967 Lendrum was professor of pathology at St Andrews University and became professor at Dundee when the University was created there in 1967.
Lendrum served on several boards and committees in the University until he retired in 1972. Lendrum was a well respected academic and was visiting professor at Yale in 1960. His experiments with staining tissues, in particular, made a significant contribution to the scientific study of disease. An interest in technical matters led to his honorary membership and presidency of the Institute of Medical Laboratory Sciences. A member of many national and international organisations, he was a Founder Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists. He was Chairman of the Governors of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art from 1975-1977.

His first wife, Elizabeth died in 1983. He died at Balla Wray Nursing Home by Windermere on 2 January 1994 at the age of eighty-seven and was survived by his second wife, Dr Ann Sandison.

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Scope and content

Articles written and co-written by A.C. Lendrum, 1935-1981; Articles written by various authors; 1934-1968, Manuscripts and Papers of A.C. Lendrum; 1939-1995, Correspondence of A.C. Lendrum, 1949-1985; Papers relating to staff at the Department of Pathology at University of Dundee, c 1949-1969; Miscellaneous papers and items, 1954-1980; Photographs, c 1950s


Not expected

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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.

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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Paper and photographs

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The records are not fully listed.

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A large collection of tissue specimens is held by Dundee University Museum Services.

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Some of the items were previously numbered RU 313, RU 488 or MS 15/129.

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UR-SF 38

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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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