Records of Anderson's College Medical School

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Calendars; Report and fundraising appeal for new buildings; Drawings of the new building; Advertisement for classes; Brochure for dinner

Administrative / Biographical History

Anderson's College Medical School had its origins in 1799 as the Medical Faculty of Anderson's Institution, which had been established by his Trustees in 1796 in accordance with the wishes of the late John Anderson, Professor of Natural Philosophy in the University of Glasgow. Famous alumni of the Medical School include David Livingstone, who was a student from 1836-1839. On the establishment of the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College around the nucleus of Anderson's College, following a restructuring of technical education in 1887, the Medical School became a separate institution. The School relocated to a new building near the Western Infirmary, designed by Honeyman and Keppie after James Sellars withdrew. Following the establishment of the National Health Service in 1947 it amalgamated with the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Glasgow.

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Other Finding Aids

Catalogued online to item level

Archivist's Note

Archivist's note: Description prepared by Margaret Harrison, Web version by Graham S. Holton, Jordanhill LibraryRules or Conventions: Description based on Scottish Archive Network guidelines, based on ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000). and Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997); Date of descriptions: October 2007.

Related Material

GB 249 OB Records of Anderson's Institution/ Anderson's University/ Anderson's College

GB 248 Records of Anderson's Medical School in Glasgow University Archive Services