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Papers of Thomas McClurg Anderson, 1899-1981, physiotherapist

Compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist, 23 July 1998.
GB 812 HB 94.
Papers of Thomas McClurg Anderson, 1899-1981, physiotherapist.
Dates of Creation:
11.50 metres.
Held at:
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives.
Name of Creator:
Anderson, Thomas McClurg (1899-1980: physiotherapist, Glasgow).
Language of Material:
Level of Description:
First edition.

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Administrative/Biographical History

Thomas McClurg Anderson was born in Motherwell in 1899 and educated at Dalziel High School, Lanarkshire and various schools of physiotherapy. He gained various qualifications including an Incorporation of Certified Masseurs and Masseuses teacher’s certificate, 1926. Anderson carried out Military Service between 1916-1919. He then became a professional boxer, athlete and sports coach in the 1920s whilst practicing as a physiotherapist in a private practice in Motherwell, c.1922-1928. From 1928-1964, he was a physiotherapist in private practice in Glasgow, and Principal of Glasgow Physiotherapy Hospital and School, 1930s-1964. Anderson retired to St. Andrews in 1964 and died in 1980.

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Scope and Content

  • Correspondence and teaching materials regarding consultancies in industry, particularly coal, steel, construction and chemicals, and for Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents, 1947-1979
  • Correspondence and teaching materials regarding Glasgow Physiotherapy Hospital and School and Institute of Human Kinetics, 1942-1977
  • Correspondence and teaching materials regarding sports and sports coaching, physical education in schools and fitness training for women, 1944-1976
  • Drawings, photographs and film strips, motion pictures, and wall charts, undated
  • Personal correspondence, including postal advice to private patients, 1922-1980
  • Publications regarding physiotherapy, fitness, sport and occupational health, 1911-1977
  • Thomas McClurg Anderson’s own writings and publications, 1936-1977
System of Arrangement:
Alphabetical or chronological within series.
Custodial History:
Records gifted to Mitchell Library by David S Anderson, transferred to Greater Glasgow Health Board Archive in 1995.
Immediate Source of Acquisition:
Department of Special Collections, Mitchell Library.
Appraisal, Destruction and Scheduling:
This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 812 procedures.
None expected.
Access Conditions:
No restrictions.

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Copyright / Reproduction:
Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist.
Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents.
Existence of Copies:
No known copies.
This material is original.
Finding Aids:
Descriptive list (excludes audio visual material).
Related Units of Description:
No related material.
Publication Note:
No known publications using this material.

Fonds-Level Description Compilation Details

Compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist, 23 July 1998.

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