Minutes 1880-1903, catalogues and miscellaneous papers c.1880-1903.
Dundee Medical Library
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Administrative / Biographical History
The Dundee Medical Subscription Library originated from a circular written by Dr Robert Sinclair, physician to Dundee Royal Infirmary, and was designed to provide a range of medical books to subscribers for whom private medical libraries were no longer possible. The Library was formally established at a meeting held on the 19 October 1880. Initially books were shelved at the Albert Institute. Subsequent homes were provided in the premises of A Kidd, a bookseller in Mitchell Street, the University Club and in Professor Paterson's room at University College. In 1903 the Library was given to St Andrews University Medical Library, one of the conditions being that the books should be housed in University College, Dundee.
Records are arranged chronologically within series.
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Fonds level description compiled by Sarah Chubb, Archives Hub Project Archivist, January 2002.
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