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Knapp, Surgeon-Captain Montague Henry (1867-1952)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 GC/85
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Knapp, Surgeon-Captain Montague Henry (1867-1952)
Date(s): 1910-1918
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 boxes and o/s 1 folder
Name of creator(s): Knapp | Montague Henry | 1867-1952 | Surgeon-Captain
Detailed catalogue: Click here to view repository detailed catalogue


Administrative/Biographical history:

For biographical details relating to Knapp, see obituaries in the British Medical Journal, 1953, i, 339, and The Lancet, 1953, i, 248.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers relating to Montague Knapp's service as Fleet Surgeon, Senior Medical Officer to XI Destroyer Flotilla, HMS Blake, 1915-1917; medical records (largely relating to syphilis), 1910-1917; documents from German naval surgeon; photographs.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:

This collection, apart from Section A, is available subject to the usual conditions of access, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking form. Records in Section A contain sensitive medical information on named individuals and are subject to restricted access: GC/85/A.1: Restricted Access until 1 Jan 2013; GC/85/A.2: Restricted Access until 1 Jan 2013; GC/85/A.3: Restricted Access until 1 Jan 2016; GC/85/A.4: Restricted Access until 1 Jan 2016; GC/85/A.5: Restricted Access until 1 Jan 2017; GC/85/A.6: Restricted Access until 1 Jan 2017; GC/85/A.7: Restricted Access until 1 Jan 2018 GC/85/A.8: Restricted Access until 1 Jan 2018 The archivist may allow access to restricted material on submission of a restricted access application form.

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 provenance of this material is somewhat obscure. Accession 280 was found in one of the Wellcome Institute stores. Additional material (Acc 708) was found during the clearing of the Enfield Store during 1997. Correspondence in the Wellcome Archives indicates that Knapp was involved in the transfer of surplus naval and military medical material from the Imperial War Museum to the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum, in setting up exhibits, and in acquiring other materials for the Wellcome collections. Material specifically relating to Knapp's activities in setting up the Naval Warfare Section in the Imperial War Museum have been transferred to the IWM.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Material relating to Knapp's involvement in setting up the Naval Warfare Department transferred to the Imperial War Musem April 1998.

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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