James Niven Singapore Scotland England

Biography of James Niven

James Niven graduated MB CM from the University in 1893. He was born in 1868 in Singapore, then part of the East Indies. His father, Laurence Niven, was a Scottish horticulturalist who was appointed Superintendent of the Botanic Gardens of Singapore (1860-1875). His original landscape design still exists in the present day Botanic Gardens.

Niven returned with his father to Scotland in 1876, aged eight, and first enrolled at the University to study Medicine in 1885. After graduating in 1893, Niven remained in Scotland where he worked as a medical officer in Southend, Argyll.


Other Online Resources

Printed Materials

  • The Medical Directory 1947

Archival Materials

  • College Courant, 10, 1953, p.142
  • R3/1/1 (vol 2) Register of dates of birth of graduates 1881-1915


James Niven
Born 3 June 1868.
Died 4 December 1952.
GU Degree: MB CM, 1893;
University Link: Graduate
Occupation categories: physicians
Additional Information: R3/1/1 (vol 2)
English snippet: Medical graduate of the University of Glasgow
Record last updated: 15th Feb 2013

Country Associations

Singapore Singapore, No Region
Place of Birth

Scotland Scotland, Southend
Place of Death

England England

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