Catford, Edwin Francis

Scope and Content

Research notes 1950s-1980s

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in 1911, Catford was Administrative Officer with the South-Eastern Regional Hospital Board 1948-1956, and also a noted Edinburgh local historian. He died c1995.


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Acquisition Information

E. F. Catford, July 1984 and October 1988


Compiled by Mike Barfoot and Jenny McDermott from uncatalogued material

Other Finding Aids

Manual summary list available


No further accessions are expected


Catford, E.F. The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh 1929-1979. Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press, 1984.