Alan Chalmers Lendrum, Professor Emeritus Of Pathology, University of Dundee

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

Administrative / Biographical History

Alan Chalmers 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. After his retiral he moved with his wife, Elizabeth, to Cumbria. He died in 1994 at the age of eighty-seven and was survived by his second wife, Dr Ann Sandison.


Records are arranged chronologically within series.

Access Information

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.

Acquisition Information

The papers were deposited at various times.


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

Fonds level description compiled by Caroline Brown, July 2003.

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Archivist's Note

Fonds level description compiled by Caroline Brown, July 2003. Fonds level description updated by Jennifer Johnstone, Project Archivist, June 2007.

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Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges are made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply.


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Related Material

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


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