- Photocopies of articles relating to Queen Margaret Medical School, and women in medicine, 1948-1992;
- Photocopies of correspondence, 1901;
- Degree scroll, 1903;
- Obituary of Dr Eliza Mackenzie, 1978.
Papers of Eliza Jane Mackenzie, née Miller, 1879-1977, medical graduate, University of Glasgow, Scotland, and medical missionary, Manchuria, China
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Administrative / Biographical History
Eliza Jane Miller was born in Glasgow on 31 January 1879. Her father, Alexander Miller, was a physician and surgeon. Eliza studied medicine at the University of Glasgow from 1898-1903 and was awarded fifteen prizes in total, including medals for Physics in 1899; Anatomy (Senior), Practical Physiology and Practical Pharmacy in 1901, and Practice of Medicine in 1903. She graduated with an MB ChB in July 1903, and after completing her terms as House Surgeon at the Glasgow Royal Samaritan Hospital for Women and Glasgow Royal Maternity Hospital, she joined the United Free Church Mission in 1906 as a medical missionary in Newchwang, Manchuria, China. In 1910 she resigned from the mission and married fellow missionary Reverend Alexander Ramsay Mackenzie (MA 1903). She then accompanied her husband on postings to Liaoyang, Machuria, China (1910-1912); Kai Yuan, Manchuria, China (1912-1913); Yungling, Manchuria (1914-1920) and Shenking, China (1920-1928). In 1928, they returned to Scotland for a year while Reverend Mackenzie wrote his survey Church and Missions in Manchuria. After her husband's death in 1929, Eliza returned to China as an evangelical missionary and took up postings in Shenking, China (1929-c1934) and Kai Yuan, Manchuria, China (c1934-1940). She retired in 1940, but her return to Scotland was delayed by the Second World War. Instead, she studied at the Canadian School of Missions, Toronto, Canada, from 1940-1943. Eliza died in Glasgow in 1977 .
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Deposit : F R Mackenzie : 1995
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Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999 and National Council on Archives, Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names
Collection catalogued by members of Glasgow University Archive Service staff. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 19 July 2004. Administrative history edited by Jane Heward, Archive Assistant, 29 July 2011.