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Papers of Thomas Aitken Dollar

Identifier: Coll-726

Scope and Contents

The papers are composed of: an Edinburgh Veterinary College document, being a 'Statement on behalf of ... petitioners for a Veterinary College for Scotland', dated November 1867; a copy of the Pharmacy Act (1868) Amendment; miscellaneous letters to Aitken from 1866 to 1889; newspaper cutting; and, photograph.


  • Creation: 1866-1889

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

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Aitken Dollar was born 3 October 1833. He had been a student of William Dick (1793-1866), veterinary scientist, at the then Edinburgh Veterinary College. He was awarded the Highland and Agricultural Society's certificate in 1851. Dollar was the founder of the equine veterinary practice T. A. Dollar and Sons, Veterinary Surgeons, New Bond Street, London. In 1880, he was Vice-President of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. By the time of Dollar's death, the veterinary practice was the largest in London with a presence (veterinary forges) in Baker Street, in Westminster, in Blackfriars, in Lambeth, in Belgrave Square, in Chelsea, and in Paddington. The practice also had paddocks at Wells House Farm, East Acton. During the 1880s, his sons John Archibald Watt Dollar (1866-1947) and William Watt Dollar (1860-1938) joined the veterinary practice.

Thomas Aitken Dollar died on 26 September 1909.


1 bundle of circa 30 letters, documents and photograph.

Physical Location


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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession no. E2001.11


Check the local Indexes for details of any additions.

Related Materials

Also held at Special Collections, Edinburgh University Library, is Material relating to John A. W. Dollar (1866-1947).

Papers of Thomas Aitken Dollar (1833-1909)
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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