- Qualification certificate with signature and seal, 1836;
- Class tickets, 1832-1836;
- Certificates of practical work, 1834-1835;
- Lecture notes, 1835-1836;
- Certificate of moral character, 1837;
- Royal Navy commissions, 1837-1844;
- Last will and testament of Alexander Barr, 1827.
Papers of Alexander Barr, fl 1832-1846, medical student, University of Glasgow, Scotland
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Alexander Barr was probably born in Glasgow in the 1810s . His father, John Barr, worked for James Finlay and Co. Alexander studied medicine at the Anderson's University, Glasgow, and the University of Glasgow from 1832-1836 , and was awarded his licentiate to practice medicine from the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in April 1836 . He then worked as an Assistant Surgeon (and later Assistant Surgeon in Charge) with the Royal Navy from 1837-1846 , serving on board HMS Royal Adelaide,HMS Ringdove,HMS Cornwallis,HMS Champion,HMS Griffon,HMS Avon,HMS Columbia,HMS Comet,HMS Growler,HMS Hydra,HMS Cacique and HMS Tortoise. Nothing is known of his subsequent career.
The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received
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Deposit : Mrs W J I Muir : 1989
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Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999and 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 Vikki Laidlaw, Hub Project Assistant, 15 April 2005 and Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 15 April 2005. Administrative history edited by Jane Heward, Archives Assistant, 28 July 2011.