Papers of Margaret Wylie Martin (née Thomas), 1903-2002, medical graduate, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

  • Research material, 1925-1932
  • Certificates, 1919-1935
  • Correspondence, 1925-1975
  • Photographs, 1880s-1942
  • Publications, 1929-1937
  • Personal and family papers, 1903-1976
  • Thomas & Martin family history papers, 1890-2000

Administrative / Biographical History

Margaret Wylie Martin (née Thomas) first matriculated at the University in 1922 and graduated with an MB with honours in 1927 and and an MD in 1931.

Martin was born in Glasgow on 4 July 1903, the daughter of a drapery warehouseman called William. She was an outstanding student and appears frequently in the prize lists. During her degree she achieved 11 first class certificates, for classes such as Psychological Medicine and Diseases of Children, won 2nd prize in two classes, 1st prize in two classes and she also won three medals: two for Clinical Surgery and one for Practice of Medicine. She graduated MB with honours on the 17th October 1927.

She stayed on at the University to study for an MD in childbirth fever, which she passed in 1931 with a highly commended thesis titled, The Intensive Treatment of Puerperal Sepsis .

After her studies, Martin worked at Belvidere and Mearnskirk hospitals in Glasgow as a child and maternity welfare officer. She married Russell Dickson Martin (1901-1998), a medical officer in Clydebank, Inverness and Edinburgh, in 1936 and they had three children together. She died in 2002.


Listed by box. Items are generally listed in their original order

Conditions Governing Access

Open, subject to the Data Protection Act 1998

Acquisition Information

Deposit : Russell Niall Dickson Martin : 4 Jul 2012 : ACCN 3686


Collection box listed by Elva McLean, volunteer cataloguer, 20 Nov 2012. Collection level description created by Emma Yan, Assistant Archivist (Accessions), 12 Dec 2012

Other Finding Aids

File list available by request to the Duty Archivist

Related Material

Papers of Dr Russell Dickson Martin are held by Highland Archives, ref HCA/D1355.