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Robertson, Margaret Buchanan

 Fonds
Identifier: GD1-56

Scope and Contents

Extracts of letters of Margaret Buchanan Robertson relating to treatment by Professor James Young Simpson 1857-1859

Dates

  • 1857-1859

Language of Materials

English.

Conditions Governing Access

None

Biographical / Historical

Margaret Buchanan Robertson's mother, Margaret Campbell, emigrated to Australia with her family in 1821. Margaret Buchanan Robertson was born in 1826. In 1829 her father left, and her mother married again in 1835. The children from the first marriage were sent back to Scotland around 1830, when Margaret Buchanan Robertson was 4 years old. She lived with a cousin of her father's, and was treated by James Young Simpson for a "constitutional delicacy" c1857.

Extent

3 items: papers

Arrangement

Chronological within record class

Other Finding Aids

Manual item-level descriptive list available

Custodial History

Records held within family

Immediate Source of Acquisition

R. E. Lee, Australia, May 1993

Accruals

No further accessions are expected
Title
Robertson, Margaret Buchanan

Repository Details

Part of the Lothian Health Services Archive Repository

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