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Tubby, Alfred Herbert (1862-1930)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 GC/87
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Tubby, Alfred Herbert (1862-1930)
Date(s): 1911-1919
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Tubby | Alfred Herbert | 1862-1930 | orthopaedic surgeon | Colonel
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Alfred Herbert Tubby was an orthopaedic surgeon who worked at the Westminster, Royal National Orthopaedic and Evelina Hospitals. His work on Deformities became a standard text-book. He became FRCS in 1887.

During the First World War, he was seconded for service as consulting surgeon to the British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force with the rank of temporary colonel on the Army Medical Staff, and later to the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, serving much of the time at Alexandria. In 1920 he published A Consulting Surgeon in the Near East (London: Christophers, 1920), which described his service during the war.

See Plarr's Lives of the fellows of the Royal College of Surgeons of England ["Plarr's lives"], Vol. II, pp. 438, 439.


Scope and content/abstract:

Typescript diary notes of Alfred Herbert Tubby's service in Mediterranean Expeditionary Force 1915, and autobiographical notes.

Access & Use

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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:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The unpublished typescript diary and autobiography of Colonel Tubby were given to the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre in May 1986 by his great nephew Dr David Ewing.

Allied Materials

Related material:

In the Wellcome Library: MSS.4858-4863 consist of Tubby's manuscripts on Deformities (1896 and 1911) and his manuscript of A Consulting Surgeon in the Near East.

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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