GD1/11 Lucy M. Syme

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 GD1/11
Title: Syme, Lucy M.
Dates of Creation of Material: 1919
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 1 item: papers

Name of creator(s): Lucy M. Syme (fl.1919)
Biographical History: James Syme [father of Lucy] was born in 1799. In 1833, after the resignation of James Russell, he took the Chair of Clinical Surgery at Edinburgh University and became Junior Assistant Surgeon at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. He held these posts until 1848 when he was appointed Professor of Clinical Surgery at University College London, but he returned to Edinburgh and was reinstated that same year after finding that he was expected to also carry the Chair of Systematic Surgery in London. In 1868 due to the adverse sanitary conditions in the High School Yards site, he argued for the building of a new Royal Infirmary. Syme died in 1870.
Archival History: Edinburgh University Medical School
Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: Professor Romanes, Edinburgh University Medical School, September 1984

Scope and Content: Letter to Sir Alexis Thomson, Professor of Surgery, University of Edinburgh, regarding the bust of James Syme 1919
Accruals: No further accessions are expected
System of Arrangement: Chronological within record class

Conditions Governing Access: None
Conditions Governing Reproduction: Reproduction is subject to closure periods and physical condition
Language/Scripts of Material: English

Archivists' Notes: Compiled by Mike Barfoot and Jenny McDermott using existing handlists
Rules or Conventions: Description based on ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description International Council on Archives (2nd edition), 2000
Date(s) of Description: May 2000; revised June 2002