Papers of Dr Adam Brown Kelly (1866-1941), laryngologist, and Dr Herbert Derek Brown Kelly, ENT surgeon

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Booklet, "The '88 Club," 1913; reprints and correspondence of Adam Brown Kelly, 1892-1939; reprints of Derek Brown Kelly, 1935-1969.

Administrative / Biographical History

Adam Brown Kelly gained his MB CM in 1888 and MD 1904 from Glasgow University and studied further in London, Berlin and Vienna. He became a Fellow of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeon of Glasgow in 1920. He was surgeon to the Ear,Throat and Nose Clinic at the Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow and when his tenure of office ended he was appointed Consulting Surgeon. He produced numerous papers on his speciality and, in conjunction with Donald Paterson of Cardiff, first described Plummer-Vinson syndrome. His son, Herbert Derek Brown Kelly, qualified MB BCh in 1931 and MA, MD 1944 from Cambridge University. He was formerly Surgeon in Charge in the otolaryngology department of the Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow.


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Conditions Governing Access

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Acquisition Information

Gift from depositor's family.

Other Finding Aids

Descriptive list available at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

Archivist's Note


Conditions Governing Use

Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Archivist. We will try to assist in identifying copyright owners but the responsibility for copyright clearance before publication ultimately rests with the reader.

Appraisal Information

Appraised in accordance with GB 250's collection policy.

Custodial History

Held with depositor's family.


Not expected.

Related Material

Adam Brown Kelly’s operating chair in College museum collection. RCPSG 61 photograph of Derek Brown Kelly, 2000.

Location of Originals

This material is original.


No known publications.

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