Item 70-1007 - Dr. John Hutchison birth register

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Dr. John Hutchison birth register

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    Hutchison, Dr. John

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John Hutchison was born in 1797 in Scotland. He was the cousin of Arthur Fleming, who was father of Sir Sandford Fleming. He studied medicine at Glasgow University Medical Faculty in 1815 and came to Port Hope, Upper Canada in late 1818 by way of New York. Hutchison was granted land in Monaghan Township. He remained there until the late 1820's when he settled in Cobourg.

By 1830, Dr. Hutchison had moved into Peterborough. To prevent the doctor from leaving the city, the citizens of Peterborough built him a large stone house (north side of Brock Street, West of Bethune Street). In 1847, while treating a group of immigrants with typhus fever, Dr Hutchison succumbed to the disease, and passed away in July of the same year.

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The photocopy of this item was created by Hutchinson House and in the custody of the Peterborough Historical Society before it was donated to the Trent University Archives by Martha Ann Kidd.

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This item is a photocopy of Dr. Hutchison's birth register of his patients, which he kept during his practice in Port Hope, Cobourg and Peterborough. It is taken from the doctor's lecture note-book, from his days as a medical student in Glasgow (1815). The birth register contains births from 1817 to 1846.

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This item was donated by Mrs. Martha Kidd of the Peterborough Historical Society.


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The original register is stored at Hutchison House, Peterborough, Ontario.

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Other records relating to Dr. John Hutchison are located at Peterborough Museum and Archives, Archives of Ontario, and Library and Archives Canada (MG 24).

For related records see: 70-1005.

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