Letters of Dr. John Mitchell Bruce (1846-1929)

Scope and Content

The material is composed of letters to Mr. Puckle, from 23 Harley Street, one of which refers to a consultancy with Moss Myers and to specimens of Rosbach Water, and the other to the inability to get tickets for the Nansen Meeting at the Geographical.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Mitchell Bruce was born in 1846. He was educated at Aberdeen Grammar School and then studied at Aberdeen University. His medical training was completed at Middlesex Hospital and at the University of Vienna. In London he was involved in pathological research under Sanderson and Klein. He joined Charing Cross Hospital and taught physiology and then pathology, and then material medica and medicine. Bruce was Dean of the School. Latterly he was Consulting Physician at the Royal Scottish Hospital, at King Edward VII Sanatorium, at Midhurst, at Charing Cross Hospital, and at Brompton Hospital. Dr. John Mitchell Bruce died on 7 July 1929.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Purchased among other miscellaneous Scottish letters, from E. Hall, Harrogate, October 1976, Accession no. E76.43.


The biographical/administrative history was compiled using the following material: (1) Who was who 1929-1940. London: Adam and Charles Black, 1941.

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.

Related Material

The UK National Register of Archives (NRA), updated by the Historical Manuscripts Commission, notes: papers relating to illness of the Earl of Beaconsfield, 1881, Royal College of Physicians of London, Ref. MS 160.