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Necropolis tombs

Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection

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Necropolis tombs

A woman and child stand before the tomb of Dr Peter Lowe in the Necropolis, mid-19th century.

Believed to have been born in Perthshire, Peter Lowe (d 1613) spent up to thirty years studying and practising as a surgeon in Europe (at one time serving as the surgeon to Henry IV of France) before returning to settle in Glasgow c 1598. He became King James VI's surgeon-in-ordinary, and the founder of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow (which later became the Royal College) in 1599.

Reference: Mitchell Library GC 914.14353 FAI

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

Keywords:
cemeteries, children, doctors, Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow, graveyards, Necropolis, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, sepulchral monuments, surgeons, tombs, women



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