GD1/64 James Whigham Affleck, medical practitioner

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 GD1/64
Title: Affleck, James Whigham
Dates of Creation of Material: 1927-1989
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 0.4 shelf metres: papers, photographic material

Name of creator(s):
James Whigham Affleck (1915-1989), medical practitioner
Biographical History: Born in 1915 and educated at Glasgow University, graduating MB.ChB in 1937. He entered psychiatry and practised in Stirling, Glasgow and Leeds before being appointed consultant psychiatrist and Deputy Superintendent of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital in 1957. In 1967 he became Physician Superintendent, and retired in 1980, and he was honorary senior lecturer at Edinburgh University from 1957. From 1974-1982 he was a member of Lothian Health Board; he was Chairman of the Royal College of Psychiatrists 1973-1976. He died in March 1989.
Archival History: Papers held within family
Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: Richard Ovenden, National Library of Scotland, May 1996

Scope and Content:
Papers regarding rehabilitation 1957-1988; membership of Boards 1969-1981; miscellaneous papers 1969-1988; published papers 1947-1989; slides; Royal Medico-Psychological Association material 1927
Accruals: No further accessions are expected
System of Arrangement: Chronological within record class

Conditions Governing Access:
Public access to these records is governed by UK data protection legislation, the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, and the current Scottish Government Records Management: NHS Code of Practice (Scotland).
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