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Fraser-Harris, David Fraser (1867-1937)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MSS.8109-8112, 8114-8120, 8122, 8234-8255 & 8968-8989
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Fraser-Harris, David Fraser (1867-1937)
Date(s): 1928-1933
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 52 files, 1 brochure
Name of creator(s): Harris | David Fraser | Fraser- | 1867-1937
Detailed catalogue: Click here to view repository detailed catalogue


Administrative/Biographical history:

David Fraser Fraser-Harris (1867-1937) was employed by the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum.


Scope and content/abstract:

Research notes and drafts relating to two major works by Fraser-Harris. MSS.8109-8112, 8114-8120 and 8122 relate to the history of antisepsis and the essay 'Antiseptics before Lister: a historico-medical survey', which was the Prize Essay in the History of Medicine, University of Glasgow, 1932/3. MSS.8236-8255 and 8968-8989 relate to The History and Lore of Cymric Medicine, a proposed Wellcome Historical Medical Museum study that was never published. Wellcome and Fraser-Harris died close to one another and the momentum of the project was lost.

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:

Described in Richard Aspin and Christopher Hilton's typescript supplement to S.A.J Moorat's Catalogue of Western Manuscripts.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented by Mrs Fraser-Harris, 1937, or transferred from WHMM filing cabinets, January 1957. Accessions 69827, 69826 and 96000.

Allied Materials

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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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