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Papers of the Christison Family

Identifier: Coll-1817

Content Description

This fonds contains the papers of:

  1. Professor Alexander Christison FRSE (1751-1820), Professor of Humanity at the University of Edinburgh from 1806 to his death in 1820, father of Sir Robert Christison.
  2. Sir Robert Christison, 1st Baronet, FRSE FRCSE FRCPE (1797-1882), toxicologist and physician, father of Sir Alexander Christison (1828-1918).
  3. John Christison (1789-1862), sheriff of Ayr and brother of Sir Robert Christison.
  4. John Christison (1832-1894), advocate, Writer to the Signet, Secretary of Edinburgh University court; and son of Sir Robert Christison.
  5. Sir Alexander Christison (1828-1918), Surgeon-General in North-West Provinces & Oudh, India, and son of Sir Robert Christison.


  • Creation: 1785-1904; 1979


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1 linear metre (4 archival boxes; 1 monogrammed leather case; 2 metal tubes)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated in April 2017. Accession no SC-Acc-2017-0069.

Processing Information

Catalogued by Aline Brodin in 2018-2019, using an inventory provided by the donor.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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