CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3750
TitleDr Gilbert Frewin Hamilton, Department of Anatomy senior lecturer : papers
Date20th century
Extent11 boxes
Creator NameDr Gilbert F. Hamilton (1913 - 1974)
Administrative HistoryGilbert 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 HistoryThis 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.
DescriptionPapers 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.
AccrualsA small volume of supplementary papers may be deposited by the family in the future.
ArrangementAs described above
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsThe majority of the collection is available subject to the signed acceptance of the Department's access conditions. However, correspondence relating to the co-authors' dispute over recognition and rights to 'Anatomy of the Human Body' (MS 3750/1/6-9) is available only at the discretion of the Senior Curator, Special Libraries and Archives.
Physical DescriptionManuscript, typescript and printed papers. Some photographs.
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