Sam Gamble Scholarships Records

Scope and Content

The archive comprises a minute book of the Trustees, plus two account books recording payment of scholarship funds.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sam Gamble (d.1922) was a businessman, the Manchester representative of a Sheffield steel firm, Moss and Gamble Brothers Ltd. In 1916 he endowed the Sam Gamble scholarships for women medical students at the University of Manchester to the sum of £5000. He was the father of Mercier Gamble, a doctor who had trained at Owens College, and became a specialist in tropical medicine.

The Scholarships were open to women students preparing for the degree of M.B./Ch.B. of the University. They were tenable for one year, but renewable for up to five years. The scholarships were worth up to £40 per annum. Awards were administered by a board of trustees.

Access Information

The collection is open to any accredited reader.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies and photographic copies of material in the archive can be supplied for private study purposes only, depending on the condition of the documents.

A number of items within the archive remain within copyright under the terms of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988; it is the responsibility of users to obtain the copyright holder's permission for reproduction of copyright material for purposes other than research or private study.

Prior written permission must be obtained from the Library for publication or reproduction of any material within the archive. Please contact the Head of Special Collections, John Rylands Library, 150 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3EH.

Custodial History

Retained by the Registrar's Office until transferred to the University Archives in 2002.


None expected.

Related Material

The Manchester Medical Collection includes a small file of material on Sam Gamble (MMC/2/GambleS).

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