GD1/2 Alexander Monro primus, medical practitioner

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 GD1/2
Title: Monro, Alexander, primus
Dates of Creation of Material: 1747
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 1 item: bound volume

Name of creator(s): Alexander Monro primus (1697-1767), medical practitioner; unidentified student scribe
Biographical History: Alexander Monro primus was born in 1697, and was the founder of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. He held the Chair in Anatomy at University of Edinburgh, and was succeeded by his son and then by his grandson. He died in 1767.
Archival History: Unknown
Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: T. Walmsley, May 1981

Scope and Content: MS volume of Alexander Monro primusHistory of Anatomy 1747
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

Related Units of Description:
Monro (Alexander) Primus. The History of Anatomy. Microfilm (Otago University Medical School Monro Coll. MS 166) Edinburgh University Library Mic.M.506

Note: The handwriting is thought not to be Monro’s. A manuscript History of Anatomy known to be in Monro’s hand is held by the University of Otago, and a microfilm copy is available in Edinburgh University Library.

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