Papers of Dr. J. M. Kerr (fl. 1905-1980)

Scope and Content

The papers are composed of manuscript notes of a trip to Lucerne, Switzerland, in a notebook, manuscript notes for En Italic Pepes in two notebooks, and a bundle of papers, typescript Its Hooley Talking. The latter is a novelette supposedly of the experiences of an Irish immigrant in Glasgow, and the Swiss trip is that made by a student, a working-class journey in Europe written at a time when most descriptions are of middle-class and upper-class journeys.

Administrative / Biographical History

Dr. J. M. Kerr was a medical graduate, Edinburgh University, and he had been a former pupil of George Watson's Boy's College, Edinburgh.

Access Information

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.

Acquisition Information

Material acquired from Secretary's Office, Edinburgh University, as bequest from Dr. J. M. Kerr, February 1987, Accession no. E87.19.


The biographical/administrative history was compiled using material contained in the collection.

Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.

Other Finding Aids

Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.


Check the local Indexes for details of any additions.