This collection, which has not been fully listed, comprises personal and professional papers of Professor R.D. Lockhart. Personal papers include correspondence; photographs, slides and glass plate negatives (many topics, including family, friends, travels, and rhododendrons); travel memoirs; poetry; school essays; academic certificates; and material relating to Robert Burns. Professional papers include correspondence; University of Aberdeen medical class albums; lectures (including inaugural address at Aberdeen University and lectures to the Anatomy Society); material concerning Professor Alexander Low (1894 - 1950), Regius Professor of Anatomy, University of Aberdeen [re. his Aberdeen Growth Study]; presentation copy of Anatomy of the Human Body; typescripts of articles and speeches; material relating to the Anthropological Museum (now Marischal Museum, University of Aberdeen); newspaper cuttings; photographs, slides and glass plate negatives (used in his work and for talks and lectures).
Papers of Professor R.D. Lockhart
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- ReferenceGB 231 MS 3270
- Dates of Creation20th century
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description17 boxes, 3 files, 4 volumes, 9 boxes of glass slides and transparencies, 1 roll No physical characteristics affecting use of collection
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Administrative / Biographical History
Robert Douglas Lockhart succeeded Alexander Low (1868 - 1950) as Regius Professor of Anatomy at the University of Aberdeen from 1938 - 1965. An outstanding teacher of Anatomy, he was also author of several academic books, most notably Anatomy of the Human Body which he co-wrote with Gilbert F. Hamilton and Forest William Fyfe, (London: Faber, 1959), and which ran to many editions in several languages. After retirement, he continued his involvement with the University as curator of the Anthropological Museum (now Marischal Museum) at Marischal College, travelling widely and adding many items to the collections there. He was a long-standing member of the Aberdeen Medico-Chirurgical Society, serving as president for 1951. Outside of work, he had a consuming passion for rhododendrons, on which he was an acknowledged authority, and of which he successfully cultivated a new variety, Elizabeth Lockhart, which was named after his mother. In his will he left bequests to the University of Aberdeen, the Aberdeen Medico-Chirurgical Society and a number of other local charities and organisations.
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Deposited in the University in 1987, 1988, 2001, 2002, by Professor Lockhart's executors
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