Mavor, Osborne Henry

Reference HB71
Dates of Creation 1920s and 1930s
Name of Creator Mavor, Osborne Henry (British physician and dramatist : 1888-1951)
Language of Material English
Physical Description 0.2 metres

Scope and Content

Caricatures of well-known Glasgow clinicians 1920s-1930s

Administrative / Biographical History

Osborne Henry Mavor was born in Glasgow in  1888  and educated at Glasgow Academy and the  University of Glasgow.  At University he repeatedly failed examinations because of his involvement in student social and political activities. He gained the qualifications MB ChB,  1913  and MD,  1929 .
He became an assistant (later visiting) physician at the  Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow between  1920-1938  as well as Professor of Medicine at Anderson’s College, Glasgow from  1928-1930 . Mavor retired in Glasgow in  1938, to concentrate on writing plays using the pen name James Bridie. He was made a CBE in  1946. He died in  1951 .

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Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions

Acquisition Information
Mrs A. Spurway

Other Finding Aids
Descriptive list

Alternative Form Available
No known copies

Archivist's Note
Fonds level description compiled by Alistair Tough, Greater Glasgow NHS Board Archivist, 23 July 1998, revised 4 June 2019

Appraisal Information
This material has been appraised in line with standard procedures

Custodial History
Records held within Glasgow University prior to transfer

None expected

Related Material
HB 23, Records of Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow

Bridie, J One way of living. Autobiography of James Bridie, Constable and Co, London, 1939