Gibb (Charles) Archive

Subject strengths: Medicine, Travel

This is a small collection of papers relating to the early career of Dr. Charles John Gibb (1824-1916), a local doctor who worked at the Newcastle Infirmary before setting up private practice in the city. The papers include certificates of Dr. Gibb's attendance at the Newcastle School of Medicine and his Certificate of Admittance to the Royal College of Surgeons, as well as journals of his travels in Scotland and Europe in 1848 and photographs of the Gibb family home in Sandyford, Newcastle. Dr. Gibb was immortalised in the famous Blaydon Races song: “Sum went to the dispensary, an' uthers to Doctor Gibbs”.

 

Collection Name and Collection Reference Code:

Collection Name: Gibb (Charles) Archive

Archive Ref Code: GB186/CG

Date Range of Material

1841 - 1916

Type of Material

Personal archive of Dr Charles Gibb

Size of Collection

1 Linear Metres of shelving 

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Other Resources

Material from this collection was used in our Treasures of the Month feature for June 2003 and July 2003.