Hector C Cameron, St Andrews in the 1850s, 1928.

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

St Andrews in the fifties. Memories of school and college.

Being the memories of Sir Hector C Cameron (1843-1928) previously published in the Glasgow Herald, January 1928, with a biographical note by Joshua Ferguson. Most concern life variously as a pupil at Madras College [St Andrews, Fife] and at the University of St Andrews in the eighteen fifties, with anecdotes on many of the professors at the University.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Hector C Cameron (1843-1928), surgeon. Born in 1843, son of Donald Cameron, sugar planter in Demerara, Cameron went to school at Madras College, St Andrews and then studied at the United College of St Andrews University, graduating in 1862. He went on to study medicine at Glasgow University and then worked as a surgeon at Glasgow Royal Infirmary from 1868 until 1881 and then at the Western Infirmary. In 1900, he became professor of clinical surgery at the University of Glasgow, retiring in 1910.


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Conditions Governing Access

By appointment with the Keeper of Manuscripts. Access to records containing confidential information may be restricted.

Acquisition Information

Presented to the Library by Dr Joshua Ferguson, 10 March 1945


Call number used to be ms673

Other Finding Aids

Individual Manuscripts and Small Collections database available as part of Manuscripts Database.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Binding: green cloth.Paper: 20.1x26cm

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Maia Sheridan, Archives Hub project archivist, based on material from the Manuscripts Database

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Keeper of Manuscripts. Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.




Glasgow Herald, January 1928