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Papers of Colonel Cecil Charles Murison

Identifier: Coll-2066

Content Description

This fonds consists of the papers of Colonel Cecil Charles Murison, physician and surgeon in the Indian Medical Service. It contains:

  1. Certificates earned when he was studying in Edinburgh and in Liverpool, and in the Indian Military Service (1891-1930);
  2. Published medical articles by Col. Murison and some related correspondence (1901-1926);
  3. Small portrait photograph (undated) and medium-size black-and-white portrait of Col. Murison on cardboard (undated);
  4. Photographs (one of post-graduates in Medicine, one of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh) and menu of a dinner at the Royal College of Physicians (1910);
  5. Group of letters and documents relating to Col. Murison's work, including a bundle labelled "Remarks about my work" (1898-1926);
  6. "Memorial" by Col. Murison when he was trying to ensure his pension from the India Office (1932);
  7. Christmas card showing a colour drawing of the Bay of Bengal (undated);
  8. Diary of Col. Murison's career, "records of service", covering 1874 (date of birth) to 1941 (one year before death);
  9. Obituary from the British Medical Journal Dec. 1942.


  • Creation: 1891-1942


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Condition Description

Slightly dirty, diary binding damaged, fair overall. Rehoused in archival folders.

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Please contact the repository in advance.

Biographical / Historical

Cecil Charles Murison was born on 2 January 1874 in Murree, Punjab, India, and was educated at the Edinburgh extramural school. Later he took the certificate of the Royal Medico-Psychological Association, the D.P.H. of the Edinburgh Colleges in 1909, and the D.T.M. Liverpool and the F.R.C.S.Ed. in 1910.

Entering the Indian Medical Service in 1900, he became lieutenant-Colonel in 1910, colonel in 1917, and retired in 1931. He served in Somaliland in 1903/4; in the First World War, in France and Belgium in 1914/15, in Egypt and in Iraq in 1916, on the North-West Frontier of India in 1917/21 (Maksud campaign), and in the Marri expedition in 1918. Later he served as Assistant Director Medical Services (A.D.M.S.) and for a time as Deputy Director Medical Services (D.D.M.S.) in the Eastern Command, India.

He died at Wrington, Somerset, on 20 September 1942, aged 68. He had been a member of the British Medical Association for 42 years.


1 box : 7 folders and 1 volume

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the "Royal Infirmary of Library" in February 2021, and then transferred to the CRC in 2022. Accession SC-Acc-2022-0072.

Condition Description

Slightly dirty, diary binding damaged, fair overall. Rehoused in archival folders.

Processing Information

Catalogued by Aline Brodin in August 2022.

Papers of Colonel Cecil Charles Murison, 1891-1942
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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