- University papers, 1855-1860;
- Professional papers, 1860-1893;
- Photographs and drawings, 1890-1999;
- Ephemera, 1994.
Papers of Peter Stephenson Turnbull, 1836-1921, Surgeon Major-General, Glasgow, Scotland and Bombay, India
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- ReferenceGB 248 UGC 011
- Dates of Creation1855-1999
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description0.03 metres
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Peter Stephenson Turnbull was born on 02 March 1836 , at Deneburn, Denholm, the fourteenth child of Thomas Turnbull (1784-1867), tenant of East Middle by his second wife, Mary Beattie (1801-1880). He studied at the University of Glasgow between the years 1855-1859 , taking classes in Practical Anatomy, Physiology, Chemistry, Botany, Surgery, Materi Medica Pharmacy and Dietetics, Dispensary, Medical Jurisprudence, Pathology, Natural History and Midwifery. He graduated MD in 1859 . He studied at Edinburgh Medical School at sometime in 1859 and 1860 before gaining registration of his Medical qualifications in 1860 . He served with the Army in Abyssinia between 1867 and 1868 and assisted in the action of Arogee and assault and capture of Magdala for which he gained a medal. In 1893 Peter Turnbull became Surgeon Major General of the Indian Medical Service in Bombay, a fellow of the University of Bombay and Surgeon General with the Government of Bombay. He died on 7th October 1921 in Edinburgh and is buried there in Grange Cemetery.
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Conditions Governing Access
Deposit : Michael Turnbull, Longniddry, East Lothian, Scotland : 1996. ACCNs 1815, 1820 & 1885.
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Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives,ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999 and National Council on Archives,Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names
Fonds level description compiled by Andrew Thomson, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 08 August 2005. Amended by Sam Maddra, Assistant Archivist (cataloguing), 19 August 2014.