GD1/56 Margaret Buchanan Robertson, patient of Sir James Young Simpson

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 GD1/56
Title: Robertson, Margaret Buchanan
Dates of Creation of Material: 1857-1859
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 3 items: papers

Name of creator(s): Margaret Buchanan Robertson (b.1826), patient
Biographical History: 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.
Archival History: Records held within family
Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: R. E. Lee, Australia, May 1993

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