Andrew James Gilmour


Andrew James Gilmour


Copyright the American Alpine Club


Rock climbing
Selkirk Range
Canadian Rockies (B.C. and Alta.)
United Kingdom
British Columbia
New York
Mount Robson
Mount Edith Cavell


Andrew James Gilmour (1871-1941) was born in New York and attended university at Yale. He received a degree in medicine from College of Physicians and Surgeons (Columbia) in 1899 and after interning at St. John’s Hospital, Brooklyn, and at Sloan Maternity Hospital, New York, he studied at the University of Gottingen and in hospitals in Vienna. Shortly after commencing practice in New York in 1903, he enlisted in the hospital corps of the Thirteenth Regiment, National Guard, and became captain. He worked as a dermatologist and was associated for years with Cornell Medical College and a consultant to the Englewood Hospital and the Manhattan State Hospital.

Gilmour climbed in the Alps, the Pyrenees, the American and Canadian Rockies, Wales and the Lake District, Mexico, and the Cascades, as well as peaks in the Eastern United States. In 1905 he did his first ascent in what would be a long career of alpinism, on Gross Glockner. His climbing resume includes first ascents of Mt. Alexander, Mt. Butters and Mt. Geikie and Mt. Edith Cavell.

He was a member of the American Alpine Club for many years and served on the Council for one term. He also donated his collection colored lantern slides, which were used to illustrate a series of one hundred lectures that he delivered. He also belonged to the Canadian, Swiss and French Alpine Clubs, the Appalachian Mountain, Fresh Air and Explorers Clubs and was a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society of London. He died on March 9th, 1941, in New York after an illness.



The Eastern United States, Canadian Rockies, France, Italy, Switzerland especially the Alps, 1905 to 1935


Andrew James Gilmour




The American Alpine Club


circa 1905 to 1935


Safety film
Nitrate film

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Cobhouse Park Lodge
A cobhouse surrounded by trees. A woman in a dress stands at the gate.

St. Christophe Dauphine
Andrew James GIlmour wearing a hat and short pants sitting on a lawn in a wicker chair.

The Darenth
A woman with a parasol stands on a wooden bridge over a river.

Near Dartford
A woman with a parasol stands on a dirt road.

Miss F - M.
A woman with a parasol sits on a lawn in a wicker chair reading

Cobhouse Woods
An indistinct human figure reclines under a tree in a wood. A dirt road cuts through the trees.

A woman stands behind an iron fence surrounding a large building. From a third story window, a string of flags hangs down into the front garden.

A river or canal with brick structures on the left side and a tree lined road on the right side.

V.A.F's room Erith
A photograph of a chair and table near a fireplace. A handgun and a rifle hang on the wall.

V.A.F's room Erith
A photograph of a chair and table near a fireplace. A handgun hangs on the wall.
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