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Franklin, Alfred White (1905-1984)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MSS.5639-5641
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Franklin, Alfred White (1905-1984)
Date(s): 1845-1979
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 3 volumes
Name of creator(s): Franklin | Alfred White | 1905-1984 | paediatrician
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1905; educated, Clare College, Cambridge and St Bartholomew's Hospital, London; Lawrence Scholarship and Gold Medal, St Bartholomew's Hospital, 1933 and 1934; Temple Cross Research Fellow, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1934-1935; Honorary Consulting Physician, Department of Child Health, St Bartholomew's Hospital; Honorary Consulting Paediatrician, Queen Charlotte's Maternity Hospital, London; co-founder, The Osler Club, London; President, British Society for Medical History, 1974-1976; President, International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, 1981-1982; died, 20 September 1984.


Scope and content/abstract:

Correspondence and papers of Alfred White Franklin, 1845-1979, including correspondence, copies of title pages, and other papers for a bibliographical study of Thomas Sydenham. Also included are two letters from Robert Gordon Latham to James Risdon Bennett, Secretary of the Sydenham Society, concerning Latham's translation of the works of Sydenham, 1845; correspondence and papers relating to the portraiture of Thomas Sydenham including photographs of the portraits and correspondence, drafts of lectures and papers concerning John Abernethy, Claude Bernard, Edward Jenner, Sir William Lawrence, William Withering, and the history of anaesthesia, rheumatism and the clinical thermometer.

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:

Described in: Richard Palmer, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine: Western Manuscripts 5120-6244 (London: The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine, 1999).

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented by Dr A H T Robb-Smith on behalf of Mrs Franklin, 1986 and 1989.

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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