Draft manuscripts and typescripts of a ‘Textbook of medical psychology’ by William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn; and, notes for tutorials by Fairbairn. Edit


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  • 1927-circa 1935. (Creation)


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    137 folios.

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    ‘Textbook of Medical Psychology’.

    Manuscript notes and publication outlines, 1927, for a proposed textbook, ‘Introduction to medical psychology’, by William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn. Folios 1-29.

    Manuscript drafts, 1927, of Chapter 1 of Fairbairn’s proposed textbook, ‘Introduction to medical psychology’. Folios 30-47.

    Typescript, 1927, of Chapter 1, pages 1-[18], of the ‘Introduction to Medical Psychology’ by Fairbairn. The typescript has been corrected by Fairbairn. Folios 48-65.

    Carbon copy of folios 48-65 (above), with corrections by Fairbairn. The carbon copy includes the scheme of the publication. Folios 66-84.

    Folios 1-2 loosely enclosed folios 23-28 and 66.

    Folios 23-24 loosely enclosed folios 25-28 and 66.

    Folios 44-45 loosely enclosed folios 38-43.

    Circa 1927-circa 1935.


    Notes, circa 1927- circa 1935, mostly in manuscript but with some in typescript, of William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn concerning pioneering thinkers on the human condition. Folios 85-137.

    The notes would appear to have been prepared for lectures or tutorials given by Fairbairn at the Psychology Department, University of Edinburgh.

    The subjects of the tutorials are:

    George Berkeley, folios 85-94;

    Sir Francis Galton, folios 95-112;

    Thomas Hobbes, folios 113-121; and,

    William James: folios 122-137.

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    Folios 1-84 are related to MS.50102, folios 5-20.

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