Dundee Medical Library

Scope and Content

Minutes 1880-1903, catalogues and miscellaneous papers c.1880-1903.

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.

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



Fonds level description compiled by Sarah Chubb, Archives Hub Project Archivist, January 2002.

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Alternative Form Available

No known copies.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Custodial History



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Additional Information

The material is original.

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