Papers of Christian Melville Fleming, 1896-1976, medical graduate of the University of Glasgow

Scope and Content

  • Academic certificates 1914-1962;
  • Final year and graduation material 1920-1930;
  • Queen Margaret College reunions 1945-1960;
  • Royal Faculty of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow material 1949;
  • Ppublications by Dr Fleming 1932;
  • Publications owned by Dr Fleming 1892-1974;
  • Photographs [c1920].

Administrative / Biographical History

Christian Melville Fleming was born in 1896 in Motherwell, Scotland. She matriculated into the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Glasgow in 1910. In her first year she studied Zoology, Chemistry, Anatomy and Practical Anatomy. In her second year she studied Anatomy and Physiology. Her third year subjects consisted of Materia Medica, Pathology and Clinical Surgery. In her fourth year she studied Medicine, Surgery, Midwifery and Clinical Medicine. In her final year she studied Clinical Medicine and Surgery. During this period she gained awards in Botany and Practical Examination (1916-1917); Medicine and Therapeutics (1917-1918); and other Practice of Medicine and Clinical Medicine (1918-1919)

She graduated MB ChB in 1920 and entered into a career as a hospital physician at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. By 1962 she had achieved a diploma of membership of the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow After employment in London as a University Reader, 1964-1965, Christian Fleming returned to live in Bothwell until her death in 1976.


The material is arranged into series as shown in the scope and content. Within series items are generally arranged chronologically.

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Acquisition Information

Deposit : Buchanan & McIlwrath : April 1976

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Digital file level list available in searchroom.

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

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents

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This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 248 procedures

Custodial History

Held by Buchanan & McIlwrath, solicitors, Glasgow, executors of Dr Fleming


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Related Material

GB 248 PH/PR 997, 1010-1016 Photographs of Dr Fleming at the University of Glasgow

GB 248 DC 233/1/22/2/88-94 Medical student group photographs including Dr Fleming


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