Transcripts of correspondence to and from William Hunter; transcriptions of archive material held by the Society of Antiquaries, Scotland; copies of reviews of works and papers by William Hunter; copy of William Hunter's Will; correspondence regarding Hunter source material held in various repositories; genealogy of William Hunter; bibliography of William Hunter.
Papers of Constance Helen Brock, medical historian, d2000, relating to her research on William Hunter, anatomist and obstetrician
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
These papers were gathered during Constance Helen Brock's work towards the publication of her book, Calendar of the correspondence of Dr William Hunter, published in 1986. Helen Brock was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and qualified as a physician but devoted over 30 years of her life to the study of William Hunter. She died in 2000 . The subject of her research was William Hunter (1718-1783), a Scottish-born anatomist and obstetrician who worked in London and was Physician Extraordinary to Queen Charlotte. Hunter's library, manuscript collection, art collection and artefacts were bequeathed to the University of Glasgow in his will.
The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received
Conditions Governing Access
Gift : C H Brock : December 1990 : ACCN 4792
Other Finding Aids
Item level descriptions are available via the department's online manuscripts catalogue available at http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/manuscripts/ searching by the call number MS Hunter H493
Alternative Form Available
Much of the material is transcription by Helen Brock of material held in other repositories. See the http://www.hmc.gov.uk/nra/nra2.htm for miscellaneous deposits of Hunter material held in other archives.
Compiled by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 8 March 2002
No alterations made to date
Conditions Governing Use
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Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents
This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 247 procedures
Held by Helen Brock
C H Brock, Calendar of the correspondence of Dr William Hunter, 1740-1783 (Cambridge, 1986)