92 ms. leaves of Simpson's notes on obstetrics, H.A. Kelly's description of contents of notes, 6 items printed material, 4 ALS from Simpson, a holograph poem, a signed calling card, and ms notes on Simpson in Kelly's hand. In his letters, Simpson writes of acupressure, animal magnetism, smallpox, scarlet fever, classical education, the importance of physical exercise and electoral politics. Printed material relates to members of the Simpson family, including Alexander Russell Simpson and Margaret Stewart Barbour. In his notes, Simpson writes of diseases of the placenta and the fetus, of pregnancies, abortions and premature labor, and of the use of collyria in the treatment of eye diseases.
3 ALS. Only named correspondent is a Mr. Hutchison. Letters reflect Simpson's wide range of interests. He urges measures to stamp out' smallpox and scarlet fever; refers correspondent to Mr. Farrar's lecture on classical education, presented at the Royal Institution; stresses the importance of physical exercise for the student, Miss Campbell of St. Margaret's College; and discusses the electoral prospects of a Liberal candidate, Mr. Pender.