Correspondence, diaries, records of consultation, drafts and typescripts of lectures, articles and papers, and personal papers, of and relating to Dr William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn Edit


Acc.13332 is now part of MSS.50100-50251.


  • 1896-2006. (Creation)


  • 0.00 Linear metres (Whole)

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    Ronald Fairbairn was born in Edinburgh in 1889 and educated at Merchiston Castle School and the Universities of Edinburgh, Manchester, Kiel and Strasbourg. During the First World War he served as a Territorial in the Royal Garrison Artillery with postings in Egypt and Palestine. He was Assistant Physician at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital for Mental Diseases from 1923-1924 and subsequently forged a career in medical psychology. He produced numerous psychological publications. He married, firstly, Mary Ann Gordon (d. 1952) and, secondly, Marion Frances Archer. He died on 31 December 1964.

  • Arrangement

    1-2 : Correspondence

    3-58 : Engagement diaries

    59-68 : Records of consultations

    69-72 : Account books

    73-74 : Address books

    75-81 : Lectures, papers and articles

    82: Copies of correspondence

    83-91 : Personal papers

    92 : Legacy

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  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented, 2012, by the family of W R D Fairbairn, through the good offices of Caro Birtles, Gloucestershire.14 May 2012