Papers of Dr. William Murray Cairns (fl. 1891)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The papers of Dr. William Murray Cairns consist of notes of lectures taken down between 1886 and 1891 while at Edinburgh University, Surgeons' Hall.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Murray Cairns, of Liverpool (in 1897 noted as at Catherine Street, Liverpool), was awarded the degrees of M.B., C.M. from Edinburgh University in 1891. In 1897, Cairns was noted at the Buchanan School of Midwifery and Gynaecology. He was a Fellow of the Edinburgh Obstetrical Society. Prior to 1897, Cairns had been Clinical Assistant to the Professor of Midwifery and Gynaecology at Edinburgh University.

Conditions Governing Access

The papers of Dr. William Murray Cairns consist of notes of lectures taken down between 1886 and 1891 while at Edinburgh University, Surgeons' Hall.

Note

The biographical/administrative history was compiled using the following material: (1)  The medical directory for 1897. p.612. London: J. and A. Churchill.

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.