|Administrative History||Gilbert Frewin Hamilton was born in West Calder in 1913, the son of Brown H. Hamilton (MA Edinburgh), HM Inspector of Schools. (BSc 1933, MB) . He graduated from the University of Aberdeen BSc (1933), MB, ChB (1938) and in 1938 was appointed assistant in the Department of Anatomy. He became senior lecturer in 1948 and excepting a period as visiting Professor of Anatomy at Marquette University, remained in the Department until his death in 1974. With his Aberdeen colleagues, Robert Lockhart and Forest Fyfe, he was co-author of the medical text book, 'Anatomy of the Human Body' (London: Faber, 1959).|
He married Margaret W. Monro (MA Aberdeen, 1934) in September 1939 and had one son, Richard Hamilton, who lives in America. Margaret Hamilton, a schools language teacher in Aberdeen, became actively involved with Indian music and song in her retirement. She died in June 2004.
|Custodial History||This material was collected from Margaret Hamilton's home in Aberdeen, following her death in June 2004. It is understood to have remained here since Dr Hamilton's death in 1974.|
|Description||Papers relating to "Anatomy of the Human Body" (London: Faber, 1959), 1939 - 1973; teaching notes, c1959; lectures and addresses, 1950s - 1960s; papers relating to the Anatomy Museum, University of Aberdeen, 1971 - 1972; printed papers, c1949 - c1970; material relating to Aberdeen University Students' Representative Council [S.R.C.] and the Students' Union, 1933 - 1935; Aberdeen Grammar School notebook, 1925 - 1926; poem entitled 'A Spotted Horse', undated.|
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