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Craigie, James (1899-1978)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 PP/CRA
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Craigie, James (1899-1978)
Date(s): 1937-1970s
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 boxes
Name of creator(s): Craigie | James | 1899-1978 | epidemiologist
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1899; Educated Perth Academy; University of St. Andrews; Assistant Medical Officer, Murray Royal, Perth, 1923; Lecturer in Epidemiology, 1924; Assistant in Bacteriology, St Andrews. Worked with Professors WJ Tulloch and WL Burgess; produced two MRC monographs with them, 1927; Research Associate, Connaught Laboratories, Toronto, 1931; Lecturer in Epidemiology, School of Hygiene, University of Toronto, 1932; Secretary of School of Hygiene, 1935-1945; Member of joint US-Canadian Commission on cattle industry and pests. Helped to write Memoranda for the National Research Council of Canada, 1942-1946; Associate Professor of Virus Infections, School of Hygiene, 1946; Elected President of the American Society of Bacteriologists and awarded US Typhus Commission Medal, 1946; Returned to England to work on cancer tumours at Imperial Cancer Research Fund Laboratory, Mill Hill, 1947; In charge of laboratory, Mill Hill, 1949-1957; retired, 1964; died, 1978.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of James Craigie including reports, notes, and articles on cancer, typhus, typhoid and polio, spanning the years 1937-1957; also personal papers and photographs. Unfortunately hardly any correspondence survives. Craigie made important discoveries in virology; in particular, during the 1940s in Canada, identifying different types of typhoid strains and other viruses and the bulk of the collection comprises his memoranda produced at the Connaught Laboratories in Canada.

Access & Use

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Conditions governing access:

The collection is 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 small collection of Craigie's papers was given to the Wellcome Library by his daughter, Miss Frances Craigie, and her sister in September 1979.

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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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