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UK Forensic Archival Sources: Glasgow

Glasgow University Archive Services

  • Ref. DC3: Papers of Robert Cowan Professor of Medical Jurisprudence & Forensic Medicine, 1839-1841 and John Black Cowan Professor of Materia Medica, 1865-1880
  • Ref. DC414: Wallace Ainsworth Pride fonds
    Contains forensic medicine lecture notes from 1893 made by the student Wallace Ainsworth Pride during lectures given by Pierce Adolphus Simpson
  • Ref. UGC073: Papers of J.H. Stirling
    Contains lecture notes from c.1840 made by the student J.H. Stirling on 'The Practice of Medicine' during lectures given by Dr Harry Rainy
  • Ref. DC396: Dr Robert S Shiels fonds
    Contains lecture notes from 1990-1991 made by the student Dr Robert S Shiels who took the Diploma in Forensic Medicine
  • Ref. DC335: Dr Sarah C McEwan fonds
    Contains Public Health lecture notes, 1961 and a Public Health day book 1960-1961
  • Ref. MED 1/1: Minutes of the Medical Faculty of the University of Glasgow, 1856-1878
  • Ref. SEN 10: University Calendars
    Contains details of forensic medicine courses offered by the University 1826-1998
  • Ref. LFS 4/9/1: Register for the Class of Jurisprudence, 1904-1913
  • Ref. P5/1-3: Western Infirmary Pathological Reports and Pathologist's Reports

Glasgow University Library, Special Collections

  • Ref. Thesis (Old) 1885: Glaister, John, Senior 1856-1932 , M.D. Thesis, Necessity for Legislative reform in Scotland in regard to uncertified deaths

  • Ref. Thesis (Old) 3.26: Glaister, John, 1892-1971, M.D. Thesis, The Results of Experimental Work upon the Serological or Precipitin Test for the Detection of Blood, considered from the Medico-legal Aspect
  • Ref. M63: Testimonials in favour of P.A. Simpson, M.D., M.A. Cantab. ..., candidate for the Chair of Medical Jurisprudence in the University of Glasgow / [by] Simpson, Pierce Adolphus . Glasgow: Robert MacLehose, 1872
  • Ref. Sp Coll Mu25-a.50: Syllabus of lectures on forensic medicine. See Cleland, John (1835-1924) Truth, pathology, and the public address to the graduates in medicine at the close of the summer session, University of Glasgow, Thursday, July 29, 1880; [and other pamphlets]

Greater Glasgow Health Board Archive

  • Ref. HB43/3, Dr Angus McNiven, Killearn Hospital, Patient Examinations (1942-1943)
  • Ref. GB 812 HB 14 and HH67, Glasgow Royal Infirmary (1787-1998)
  • Ref. GB812, HB105 Professor William Parry-Jones (Forensic Psychiatrist to the Lockerbie enquiry)
  • Ref. GB 812, HB88, Professor John Lenihan, British Clinical Physicist, (Creation of material, 1953-1999)
  • GB 812 HB 23, GB 812 HB 23, Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow (1881-1985)

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow

Holds numerous forensic medicine textbooks, and minute books relating to John Glaister Senior's work for the Glasgow Royal Infirmary Medical Society and the Southern Medical Society.

  • Ref. RCPSG 13: Papers of Dr Henry Faulds (1843-1930)
  • Ref. RCPSG 1/20/1/17: Lectures on forensic medicine by Professor Harry Rainy. Notes taken by P.A. Simpson
  • Ref. RCSPSG 21: Cowan, Dr John Marshall (1870-1947), the collection includes scrapbook of memorabilia and testimonials for Robert Cowan.

Glasgow City Archive, Mitchell Library

  • Ref. GB243/E, SR22/38-70: Glasgow Police records 1935-1954
  • Ref. GB243/TD1450: Glasgow Corporation Public Health Department, 1936-1954
  • Ref. GB243/CO4/3/10, SR22/77: Dumbartonshire Constabulary, 1884-1979
  • Ref. GB243/TD734, Records of Criminal Cases in Glasgow area, 1823-1841
  • Ref. GB243/B3/1, Glasgow Police Court, 1805-1875
  • Ref. GB243/TD22, Dr Jamieson Papers, 1893-1975, (Oscar Slater Case)

Strathclyde University Archive

  • Ref. GB 0249 OB: Records of Anderson's College formerly Anderson's University formerly Anderson's Institution, Glasgow

Scottish Screen Archive

  • Holds film of John Glaister Junior's wedding