Collection of Material relating to Professor Arthur Robinson (1862-1948)

Scope and Content

The material is composed of: an album presented by his friends and pupils of the Middlesex Hospital, 1901; and lectures on midwifery by David Berry Hart (1851-1920) owned by Robinson.

Administrative / Biographical History

Arthur Robinson was born in 1862. He studied at Edinburgh University. He started his career as Demonstrator of Anatomy at Edinburgh University, then at Owens College, Manchester. He then became a Lecturer in Anatomy at Victoria University, then at Middlesex Hospital. Prior to returning to Edinburgh University, Robinson was Professor of Anatomy at King's College, London, Hunterian Professor of Anatomy at the Royal College of Surgeons and Professor of Anatomy at Birmingham University. Latterly he was Professor Emeritus of Anatomy at Edinburgh University, 1909-1931. Professor Arthur Robinson died on 3 December 1948.

Access Information

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.

Acquisition Information

Album, transferred from Anatomical Library, June 1962, Accession no. E62.52. Hart lectures transferred from Anatomical Library, 1964, Accession no. E64.31.


The biographical/administrative history was compiled using the following material: (1) Who was who 1941-1950. Vol.4. London: Adam and Charles Black, 1952.

Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.

Other Finding Aids

Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.


Check the local Indexes for details of any additions.

Related Material

The local Indexes show another reference to Robinson related material in the Sarolea Collection (check the Indexes for more details): letter to Robinson from Sarolea, 1914, at Sar.Coll.31.


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