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Whittingham, Sir Harold E. (1887-1983), Air Marshal

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 PP/HEW
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Whittingham, Sir Harold E. (1887-1983), Air Marshal
Date(s): 1904-1983
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 30 boxes and 1 o/s folder
Name of creator(s): Whittingham | Sir | Harold E | 1887-1983 | Knight | Air Marshal
Detailed catalogue: Click here to view repository detailed catalogue


Administrative/Biographical history:


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Sir Harold Whittingham including A. Personal Papers and Early Career, 1904-1956, including papers on cancer research, Glasgow, 1904-1915; B. RAF Sandfly Fever Commission, Malta, 1921-1952; C. RAF Medical Services, c.1920-1945; D. Biochemistry Lectures, London School of Tropical Medicine, 1926-1930; E. British Red Cross Society, 1946-1959; F. Flying Personnel Research Committee, 1940-1976; G. British Airways Overseas Corporation, 1945-1970; H. International Air Transport Association Medical Committee, 1949-1960; J. World Health Organisation, 1948-1968; K. Commonwealth Development Corporation, 1958-1976; L. History of RAF Medical Services, 1958-1983 and M. Publications, 1911-1975.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As outlined in the Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, by prior appointment with Archives and Manuscripts staff and after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking. Please note that access to a number of files in this collection (C.5/2-5, G.9, G.11/4, 5 and 7) is restricted as they include sensitive personal data (the relevant files are marked in the detailed list). Access is restricted for 100 years from the date of the last entry on the file. The Archivist may allow access to restricted files on condition that:

(a) the reader shall not use the information obtained from the records for any purpose other than the specific research described in their application for access.

(b) the reader shall not use the information obtained from the research in any way which might allow the identification of named individuals.

(c) the reader shall not divulge to a third party information contained in restricted records.

(d) the reader shall respect the confidentiality of any documents or information not connected with their research but which may be seen in the course of it.

Additionally, certain files are closed for 100 years from the date of the last entry on the file: Files B.1/7 and B.2/2/7 contain official hospital patient records and are closed until 2024. G.8/1 contains explicit and graphic personal medical data which, if made available, would cause substantial distress to the descendants of individuals named and is therefore closed until 2055.

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:

The papers of Sir Harold Whittingham were given to the Wellcome Library by Lady Whittingham, Sir Harold's widow, in 1995. Further papers, which Lady Whittingham had passed to the Air Ministry and to the International Air Transport Association for security and confidentiality clearance were given in 1996. Whittingham's drawings of phlebotomus papatasii (ref: B.1/9) had been given to the Wellcome Museum of Medical Science after being displayed at the British Empire Exhibition of 1924, and were transferred to the Wellcome Library in 1989.

Allied Materials

Related material:

In the Wellcome Library: A note by Whittingham is held as MS.8007/15.

In other repositories: Whittingham's notes on his courses at Glasgow University have been given to Glasgow University Archives.

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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