Papers of Elizabeth Bertram Lendrum, nèe Currie, b c.1906, arts student, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Political Economy essay The Element of Risk in Human Welfare by Alexander Werth, author and journalist, dedicated to Elizabeth Currie 1925;
  • Queen Margaret Union Parliamentary debate giving the names of the participants including newspaper review on the debate 1925;
  • Press cuttings and photographs of events at the University of Glasgow 1926-1930;
  • Typewritten script of Pons asinorum , one of the sketches performed in College Pudding and written by CA Oakley 1926;
  • Pamphlet The Lord Rector issued by the Glasgow University Unionist Club 1925;
  • Menu cards 1926-1927;
  • Rectorial address on The League of Nations by Sir Austen Chamberlain 1926.

Administrative / Biographical History

Elizabeth Bertram Lendrum (nèe Currie), was born in 1906  in Glasgow. She was the daughter of Donald Currie who was a lawyer. Elizabeth began studying at the University of Glasgow in 1925  and during her time at the University she was President of the Queen Margaret Union. She graduated MA in 1928  , and after studying for an extra year at the University in order to equip herself more fully for the profession, she became an Almoner. Elizabeth trained in Glasgow and London, working at St Thomas' Hospital, University College Hospital and Maudsley Hospital before returning to Edinburgh to start the almoners office in the Edinburgh Women's Hospital at Bruntsfield.

Elizabeth married Alan Chalmers Lendrum, a pathologist, at the Glasgow University Memorial Chapel on 8 September 1934  , and they lived in Glasgow while she worked in the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. She then went on to work in Dundee at the Dundee Royal Infirmary and undertook a vast amount of voluntary work to the end of her life. She died in Dundee on 17 May 1983  .


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Gift: Mrs Elizabeth Lendrum: 1977

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Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives,ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999 and National Council on Archives,Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names


Fonds level description created by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 18 November 2004

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