Papers of Harold Edward Whittingham, 1887-1983, medical student, University of Glasgow, Scotland and Clive Allan Whittingham, 1893-1917, medical student, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Lecture and laboratory notebooks: practical botany, zoology, practical zoology, chemistry, embryology, physiology, clinical surgery, practical pathology, clinical medicine, surgery, practical general physiology 1905-1913
  • Academic certificates 1904-1912
  • Examination papers 1904-1910
  • Club and Society membership cards, including: Greenock Academy Rugby Club, Glasgow University Students' Union, Glasgow University Medico-Chirurgical Society 1902-1910
  • Party invitation and patient case sheet undated
  • Greenock Academy Rugby Club cap 1905

Administrative / Biographical History

This collection consists of university material of Air Marshal Sir  Harold Edward Whittingham and of his brother, Clive Whittingham, who were medical students at  University of Glasgow . The items are Harold Whittingham's unless otherwise stated. The collection was given to the Medical Faculty of the University, by Lady Whittingham, who in turn deposited the material at the University Archives in August 1995. For career details of Air Marshal Sir Harold Whittingham, see entries in Who's Who. At University, he won a number of prizes including the Gairdner Medal for Practice of Medicine.  Clive Alan Whittingham served as a Captain in the Special Reserve Royal Army Medical Corps and was killed in World War 1. The papers relating to the subsequent career of Air Marshal Sir Harold Whittingham have been deposited at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine.


The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received.

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Deposit : Medical Faculty, University of Glasgow : August 1995

Other Finding Aids

Digital file level list available in searchroom.

Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S)) and London (NRA)

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

None which affect the use of this material

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist.

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 0248 procedures

Custodial History

The collection was given to the Medical Faculty of the University, by Lady Whittingham


None expected

Related Material

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Location of Originals

This material is original


No known publications using this material

Additional Information

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


Fonds level description compiled by Andrew Thomson, Hub Archivist, 14 July 2004

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