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Ainsworth, Geoffrey Clough ( b 1905)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 GC/1
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Ainsworth, Geoffrey Clough ( b 1905)
Date(s): 1950-1964
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Ainsworth | Geoffrey Clough | b 1905 | mycologist
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Dr Ainsworth, a mycologist in the Department of Botany in the University of Exeter, was Secretary of the Medical Mycology committee of the Medical Research Council and a member of the Industrial Epidermophytosis Committee. The papers of the MRC Medical Mycology Committee including in this collection cover the period 1953-64 (the Committee was disbanded in 1969).


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers on medical mycology 1950-1964, including records of the informal meetings of the Medical Research Council Medical Mycology Committee and the Industrial Epidermophytosis (Miners' Foot Ringworm) Committee.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As set out above in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

Open. The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Readers are restricted to 100 photocopies in twelve months. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

Finding aids:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

These papers were given to the Library of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine in 1978 by Dr G C Ainsworth. They were transferred to the care of the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre in 1980.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Dr Ainsworth's published note on the history of the Committee can be found at GC/1/3 - The Medical Research Council's Medical Mycology Committee (1943-69). A Chapter in the History of Medical Mycology in the UK. Sabouraudia (1978), 16, 1-7.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Barbara Ball from the Wellcome Library online catalogue.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
January 2009

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