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Collection relating to James Stewart Fraser

Identifier: Coll-1263

Scope and Contents

The collection is composed of:

  1. - copy of 'Gardyloo', 2 March 1940
  2. - copy of 'Gardyloo', 29 April 1944
  3. - copy of 'The Chalmers Watson Journal', 1935 (Rectorial election - D. Chalmers Watson)
  4. - copy of 'The Chalmers Watson Journal' (Once more a message on the eve of election)
  5. - 2 x copies of reprints of 'The Royal Medical Society', from 'The Medical Press and Circular', 1 April, 1936. Vol.192. No.5056
  6. 1 x copy 'Swing along' (Programme for an Edinburgh University Charities Committee variety show)
  7. 2 x copies of 'What's on in Edinburgh', 26 April 1937
  8. 1 x copy of 'The White Jacket', Vol.5. No.1. April 1937. The magazine of the Edinburgh Dental Students' Society
  9. 1 x copy of 'The White Jacket', Vol.6. No.1. April 1938. The magazine of the Edinburgh Dental Students' Society
  10. 1 x copy of 'The Student'. Charities Number. Col.34. No.9. 22 April 1938
  11. 1 x copy of 'Gala Rag' 1938. Aberdeen Students' Charities magazine
  12. 1 x copy of 'Euragonnah' 1938. An Edinburgh University student charities magazine
  13. 1 x copy of 'Euragonnah' 1937. An Edinburgh University student charities magazine. With small portrait photograph of J. S. Fraser p.53
  14. 1 x copy of 'Euragonnah' 1936. An Edinburgh University student charities magazine
  15. 1 x copy of 'Euragonnah' 1935. An Edinburgh University student charities magazine
  16. 4 x badges - Immunity Days badges (Charities campaigns, 1935,1936, 1937, and undated)


  • Creation: 1935-1944


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Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but some material closed. Please contact repository for details about access to the collection in advance of any visit.

Biographical / Historical

James Stewart Fraser was born in Edinburgh on 2 May 1915. He attended school in Carlisle and was also went to King William's College on the Isle of Man. He studied medicine at Edinburgh University and graduated with the degrees of MB., Ch.B. in 1939. He was registered in Scotland on 15 December 1939. While at Edinburgh University as a student, Fraser was Convener of the Charities Committee in 1938, and Business Manager for 'Euradays' (student charity organisation) 1937. During the Second World War he served in the Middle East, Egypt, Italy and Greece. In 1941 he married Ellis Matthew who qualified as a General Practioner. After the war, Fraser returned to Edinburgh.

His career as a doctor saw him as House Surgeon at the Simpson Memorial Pavilion, Edinburgh, and then at Chester City Hospital. Then he was Senior Registrar at the Carlisle Maternity Hospital, and Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at South Shields and Gateshead Hospital.

In 1949 he became a Member, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (Edinburgh). Fraser was also a Fellow of the Royal Medical Society of Edinburgh, and of the Edinburgh Obstetrical Society. His publications included the Onset of respiration published in the journal 'Archives of Disease in Childhood' in 1955, and Retromammary breast abcess in the British Journal of Surgery, 1955.

James Stewart Fraser died on 6 September 1996.


2 folders

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Material acquired April 2010. Accession no: E2010.13

Processing Information

Compiled by Graeme D. Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections.

Collection relating to James Stewart Fraser (fl. 1935-1955)
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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