Papers of John Nimmo M.D. (d. 1827)

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 237 Coll-819
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      Latin, and English.
  • Physical Description
      2 boxes, 1 volume. Access to records in a fragile condition may be restricted.
  • Location
      Gen. 25-27

Scope and Content

The collection is composed of: manuscript volume of which first page is headed Westminster Infirmary for diseases of the eye; and, bundles of manuscript notes contained in two boxes, and on medical subjects.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Nimmo came from the Dumbarton area and attended Glasgow Grammar School during the period 1790-1793. He attended Edinburgh University 1802-1804 and was awarded the degree of M.D. in 1804. Nimmo was a Member of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and was President of the Faculty, 1808-1810. He was Physician to the Royal Infirmary of Glasgow, 1809. John Nimmo M.D. died in 1827.

Access Information

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


The biographical/administrative history was compiled using material in the Division.

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.