About this blog

This purpose of this blog is to surface news items and other points of interest in relation to our archives collections, both from the corporate archives of the University and its predecessor and related bodies and from the extensive collections of personal papers, correspondence and other manuscripts in our collections.

Please note that Edinburgh College of Art Archives is covered by the ECA Collections blog

7 thoughts on “About this blog

  1. Dinyar Patel

    Hello —

    An alumnus of Edinburgh University was kind enough to pass onto me your recent post of the 1906 class of female medical graduates (http://libraryblogs.is.ed.ac.uk/edinburghuniversityarchives/2013/11/12/1906-female-medical-graduates/). The Indian woman in question, Meher A.D. Naoroji (not Nahoroji — was that how her name was spelled in records?), is significant as she was the granddaughter of Dadabhai Naoroji, the first Indian elected to the British Parliament (1892). Naoroji’s daughter, Manekbai (Maki), also got an FSPG from Edinburgh in the late 1890s. Meher returned to India and worked as a doctor in Bhuj in Kutch, where she had grown up. She died at the age of 93 in 1974.

    I wonder if the University archives might have any of Meher’s (or even Maki’s) records?

    I’m currently completing a dissertation on Dadabhai Naoroji so this post was of particular interest to me.

    All the best,

    Dinyar Patel

  2. Amery Creighton, M.D.

    I am interesting in finding the matriculation record of my Grandfather (five times removed) who I have been told graduated from The University of Edinburgh School of Medicine in the late 1700’s. Do you know how I can get this information?

  3. Ama Bolton

    I have just read your post about the acquisition of 23 sketchbooks of my maternal grandfather Charles Lovett Gill. Is it possible to arrange to visit and see these sketchbooks? I have an improvised sketchbook with drawings made during his time on active service in Normandy in the First World War.

  4. Jake Arnott

    I have recently found your blog about the acquisition of notebooks by Charles Lovatt Gill by Edinburgh University, which I found very interesting.

    C L Gill was my grandfather, and I only knew him at the end of his life, but I was surprised to see him described as a Scottish architect – he was born in Harbertonford in Devon, and his father was born in Rugby, and I had never heard any suggestion that the family was Scottish. The other side of my family is definitely Scottish, but his side seems to be English as far back as I have been able to trace it.

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