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Fell, Dame Honor Bridget (1900-1986)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 PP/HBF
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Fell, Dame Honor Bridget (1900-1986)
Date(s): 1919-1988
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 11 boxes, 3 large boxes
Name of creator(s): Fell | Dame | Honor Bridget | 1900-1986 | director of the Strangeways Research Laboratory
Detailed catalogue: Click here to view repository detailed catalogue


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1900; Educated at Wychwood School Oxford; Madras College, St Andrews, 1916; Edinburgh University to read Zoology, 1918; B.Sc: works with Dr F A E Crew; goes to Cambridge as Scientific Assistant to Dr T S P Strangeways with MRC funding, 1923; Junior Beit Fellowship, Ph.D, 1924; Senior Beit Fellow; Director of the Strangeways Research Laboratory, 1929-1970; Messel Research Fellow of the Royal Society, 1931-1943; D.Sc Edinburgh, 1932; Foulerton Research Fellow of the Royal Society, 1943-1967; FRS, 1952; DBE, Royal Society Research Professor, 1963; retires as Director of the Strangeways Laboratory, 1970; Research Worker in Division of Immunology, Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, 1970-1979; Research worker at Strangeways Laboratory, 1979-1986; died, 1986.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Dame Honor Bridget Fell including: A. Notebooks and Research [1 box, 1 outsize box, 2 oversize vols]; B. Royal Society, 1929-1970 [1? boxes]; C. Other Bodies and Activities, 1939-1970 [3 boxes]; C.1-19 United Kingdom; C.20-36 International (USA, Europe, Asia); D. Retirement from SRL and after, 1969-1986 [2 boxes, 1 oversize vol]; D.1-3 Presentation; D.4-11 Funding bodies, etc, UK; D.12-17 International; D.18-24 Miscellaneous correspondence; D.25-26 Historical correspondence; E. Reprints and Unpublished Writings [1? boxes, 1 larger box, 1 oversize vol]; F. Photographs and biographical miscellanea [1 box]; Index to correspondents.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As outlined in Scope and Content.

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:

Some of this material was received with the first accession of the archives of the Strangeways Research Laboratory in August 1986. A second accession from Audrey Glauert of the SRL in April 1989 included papers found in Dame Honor's house. Additional material was received from Dr Glauert in November 1991 and June 1994, and from Dr Roger Lawrence of the SRL in November 1995 (PP/HBF/A.22-27).

Allied Materials

Related material:

There is very considerable overlap between this material and that in the papers of the Strangeways Laboratory (SA/SRL), in the light of Dame Honor's very long connection with the Strangeways from 1923; as Director, 1929-1970. Readers are advised to consult the list of the Strangeways archives, also that of the papers of Frederick Gordon Spear (PP/FGS) who was Dame Honor's Deputy. Other CMAC collections containing relevant material are the papers of Sir Peter Medawar (PP/PBM), who was a Trustee of the SRL, and those of Sir Edward Mellanby (PP/MEL). A file of correspondence between Dame Janet Vaughan and Dr Audrey Glauert of the Strangeways, 1986-87, concerning the Royal Society Biographical Memoir, can be found in GC/186.

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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