Archives & Manuscripts Cataloguing – February 2010

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We’re introducing a new feature which we hope will become a regular fixture on the Library Blog: a monthly update on the cataloguing of material from our Archives and Manuscripts collections. The aim of these posts being to pass on information on material newly available to researchers.

The cataloguing of the collections listed below was completed in February. Information on our access conditions is available through the Archives and Manuscripts pages on the Wellcome Library’s website:

George Cuthbert Mura M’Gonigle (1888-1939), Medical Officer of Health in Stockton-on-Tees. Papers relating to M’Gonigle’s professional career and public health interests in the 1920s and 1930s, including wide-ranging correspondence and subject files from the 1930s. The collection also contains a small amount of biographical material, published and printed material, and papers relating to the Birkett Committee on abortion. The collection is described in more detail in a recent Blog post. (PP/GMG).

Major R.C. Wilmot (RAMC): field ambulance diaries compiled whilst attached to 140th Field Ambulance Unit, 1915-1917 (MS.8730).

Anonymous: “John Hancock’s Paper on Sarsaparilla Examined”, a careful discussion of Hancock’s 1829 paper on this particular item of materia medica (a copy of the original treatise is held in the Library) (MS.8731).

Sir Harold Himsworth KCB FRS FRCP (1905-1993), medical scientist and administrator (PP/HPH).

Retroconversion (that is, the process of turning our hard-copy catalogues into online resources): BACUP (British Association of Cancer United Patients and their families and friends): administrative records, publications, cuttings, photographs, and material relating to the organisation’s founder Vicky Clement-Jones. (SA/BAC).

To keep up to date on newly catalogued material from the Library’s other collections (such as Rare Books and Prints, Photographs, Paintings and Drawings), RSS Feeds are available from the Library’s website.

Ross Macfarlane

Ross Macfarlane is the Research Engagement Officer at the Wellcome Library.

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