Papers of Mrs Margaret W. Menzies Campbell (1893-1990), dentist

Scope and Content

Talks and lectures given by Mrs Menzies Campbell, 1976-1981; material relating to the Menzies Campbell collection including an article written by Dr J Menzies Campbell and notes on some of the pictures in the collection, 1963-1964; lists relating to the Menzies Campbell collection of odontological advertisements including lists of dentists in Edinburgh from 1773 to 1850, advertisements for lectures, advertisements for apprentices, assistants, mechanics and pupils, undated; miscellaneous material including a photograph of Margaret W Menzies Campbell and articles written by Margaret W Menzies Campbell, 1948-1981.

Administrative / Biographical History

Mrs Margaret Williamson Menzies Campbell, nee Shirlaw (1893-1990), studied medicine at St Andrews University, graduating in 1918. She then practised for a while in Glasgow. She married John Menzies Campbell, dental historian and collector, and worked in partnership with him, continuing his work after his death in 1974. She was the first woman to be granted a Dental Fellowship by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1977 and endowed a series of lectures on the history of Dentistry in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee. She wrote, "A History of the Redlands: Glasgow Women's Private Hospital." (1981).


Arranged chronologically within record series.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to some items may be restricted. Please contact the Archivist at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

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

Compiled by Rachael Third, Scottish Archive Network Project, based on work undertaken by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

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Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult.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

The Menzies Campbell Collection of dental instruments and pictures has been deposited at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (GB 779).

Recollections, addresses and related papers of Menzies Campbell (1976-1981) are held at University of Dundee (GB 254).

Location of Originals

This material is original.


No known publications.

Geographical Names