The material spans 1824 to 1835. There is one class card in the name of William B. Clark. In addition there is a printed document dated 27 April 1831 and published by the Royal College of Surgeons in London which notes the regulations respecting the professional education of candidates for the College's diploma. There are 34 cards and tickets relating to John Brown and his study path. There are 21 cards and tickets relating to Thomas S. Brown, including one of which is an Edinburgh Academy card ( Academiae Edinensis Alumnus MDCCCXXVIII-IX).
There are 13 letters and certificates referring to Thomas S. Brown, being:
- - letter certifying attendance Lectures on the Principles and Practice of Midwifery, including the Diseases of Women and Children, signed by John Thatcher MD, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, 6 Feb. 1835
- - letter indicating that Brown had been a pupil at the Royal Public Dispensary, 10 Feb. 1835
- - signed certificate referring to attendance at Lectures on Surgery, 1832
- - letter signed by John Mackintosh indicating Brown's attendance at his lectures and 'well qualified to fill any medical appointment', February 1835
- - signed certificate recording diligent attendance at lectures on Chemistry and Pharmacy, signed by Thomas Charles Hope, 28 April 1832
- - testimonial in favour of Thomas S. Brown written by Borthwick, February 1835.
- - letter certifiying attendance at classes from 1832, and in effect a letter of testimonial, signed by Alexander Jardine Lizars, 6 February 1835
- - letter certifying regular and diligent attendance at Practical Chemistry classes signed by William Gregory MD, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, 18 April 1834
- - letter certifying that Brown had regularly signed the Janitor's Book during the currency of his ticket for the Royal Infirmary, November 1834
- - letter certifying diligent attendance at a course of lectures on the Principles and Practice of Midwifery including the Diseases peculiar to Females, Infants, and Children, 12 April 1834
- - letter certifying attendance 'with the greatest regularity' at Anatomical Demonstrations, and how Brown 'returned such correct and excellent answers to various questions' while attending Examinations, signed by Alexander Jardine Lizars, 27 July 1832
- - letter certifying attendance at lectures, 1833-34, at Medical Surgical Theatre, Brown Square, Edinburgh, signed J. Mackintosh MD, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
- - letter certifying attendance at lectures on Surgery during session 1833 and 1834, and clinical lectures delivered by Mr. Lister (and Lizars) conjointly in 1833 and etc., and stating that Brown 'will become a good Surgeon and general practitioner', signed by John Lizars, Professor of Surgery to the College of Surgeons, Surgeon to the Royal Infirmary, and Lecturer on Surgery, Edinburgh