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Dale, Sir Henry Hallett (1875-1968)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 PP/HHD
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Dale, Sir Henry Hallett (1875-1968)
Date(s): 1888-1968
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 boxes
Name of creator(s): Dale | Sir | Henry Hallett | 1875-1968 | Knight | physiologist, pharmacologist and physician
Detailed catalogue: Click here to view repository detailed catalogue


Administrative/Biographical history:

Physiologist; Nobel laureate.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Sir Henry Hallett Dale including experimental notebooks, 1913-1916; biographical items; drafts of articles, 1919-1925; lectures, 1920s; congratulatory letters received.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

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:

This material was acquired by the Wellcome Institute Library from various sources over a period of time. PP/HHD/1 was purchased in 1935. PP/HHD/12-23 were presented to the Library by Dale in 1954. PP/HHD/10 was presented by the BBC in 1963. The notebooks (PP/HHD/2-7), the introductory notes to Adventures in Physiology, the notes on his brother and the obituary by F H K Green were presented separately during 1970, by donor or donors unknown. All these items were transferred to the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre in October 1980. PP/HHD was discovered among the papers of the former Director of the Institute, Dr E Ashworth Underwood. Further material (PP/HHD/25-27) was transferred to the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre from the Autograph Letters collection in February 1988 and October 1990.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The bulk of Dale's papers are held at the Royal Society. There are significant amounts of Dale material among the following collections in the Wellcome Library: PP/ASP, PP/CLE, PP/ESS, PP/HBF, PP/LEW, PP/MEL, PP/PBM, PP/RRW, SA/BPS, SA/PHY, SA/SRL.

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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