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Fletcher, Sir Walter Morley (1873-1933)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 PP/WMF
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Fletcher, Sir Walter Morley (1873-1933)
Date(s): 1885-1933
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 4 boxes
Name of creator(s): Fletcher | Sir | Walter Morley | Knight | 1873-1933
Detailed catalogue: Click here to view repository detailed catalogue


Administrative/Biographical history:

Sir Walter Morley Fletcher, KBE, CB, FRCP, FRS (1873-1933), was a physiologist.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Sir Walter Morley Fletcher, physiologist, 1885-1933, including correspondence, 1885-1933, reprints, 1898-1914, kymographic tracings, diagrams and photographs, 1902; one file of correspondence and articles on artificial respiration (Schafer method), 1907-1908.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged in sections as follows: 1) Biographical material, late 19th century - late 20th century; 2) 'Survival respiration', 1902; 3) Artificial respiration, 1907-1908; 4) Unpublished lectures, etc., c 1895-1930; 5) Published lectures, broadcasts, letters to press, etc.; 6) Bound volume of reprints, 1898-1914, entitled 'Physiological Papers', Biographical material, 1898-1914; 7) Family correspondence, 1886-1933 and 8) Other correspondence, 1890s-1920s.

Conditions governing access:

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 received by the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre from Sir Walter Morley Fletcher's son, Professor Charles Fletcher, in April, May and October 1980, and in further accessions from the family in December 1983 and December 1991.

Allied Materials

Related material:

In the Wellcome Library: Some papers relating to Sir Walter M. Fletcher are included in the papers of his son, Professor Sir Charles Fletcher (PP/CMF); correspondence with him occurs in the papers of Sir Edward and Lady Mellanby (PP/MEL).

At other repositories: In the National Archives, see the papers of the Medical Research Council.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Copied from the Wellcome Library catalogue by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
In compliance with ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description - 2nd Edition (1999); UNESCO Thesaurus, December 2001; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Jan 2009

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