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Van Heyningen, William Edward (1911-1989)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 PP/VAN
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Van Heyningen, William Edward (1911-1989)
Date(s): 1947-1978
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 9 transfer boxes, 16 boxes, 1 bundle
Name of creator(s): Heyningen | William Edward | Van | 1911-1989 | microbiologist
Detailed catalogue: Click here to view repository detailed catalogue


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1911, died 1989.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of William Edward Van Heyningen, 1947-1978, including laboratory notebooks (bacterial toxins, dysentery, tetanus), 1947-1961; correspondence on cholera, 1967-1978, and tetanus, 1956-1974; miscellaneous reports and publications (mainly cholera).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

A. Laboratory Notebooks, 1947-1961 B. Correspondence on Cholera, 1967-1978 C. Miscellanea: reports, publications etc D. Correspondence with various individuals, mainly on tetanus research, 1956-1974.

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:

The catalogue is available on microfiche via the National Inventory of Documentary Sources (NIDS).

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The first accession of these papers was given to the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre by Dr Van Heyningen in November 1979; and he gave further papers to the CMAC in February 1981. Additional material given to the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, Oxford, was transferred to the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre in July 1996.

Allied Materials

Related material:

GC/209 Cholera Research Laboratory, Dacca

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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