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Dobell, Clifford (1886-1949), FRS, protozoologist and parasitologist

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MSS.2197-2200 & 6041-6045
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Dobell, Clifford (1886-1949), FRS, protozoologist and parasitologist
Date(s): 1899-1943
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 38 items
Name of creator(s): Dobell | Clifford | 1886-1949 | protozoologist and parasitologist
Detailed catalogue: Click here to view repository detailed catalogue


Administrative/Biographical history:

Dobell was a distinguished protozoologist and parasitologist and was elected FRS in 1918. He was appointed protozoologist to the Medical Research Council in the following year.


Scope and content/abstract:

Clifford Dobell's personal papers, including protozoology drawings, his reviews of books, original plates and drawings for Dobell's scientific papers. Also, Dobell's papers relating to Giovanni Battista Grassi (1854-1925) and his claim to priority in the discovery of the mode of transmission of malaria.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English and Italian

System of arrangement:

MSS.2197-2200 comprise protozoology material. MSS.6041-6045 relate to Giovanni Battista Grassi.

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: S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973); and 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 in two accessions by Mrs. Dobell, 1951 and 1958 and presented by Dr. Neale, 1958.

Allied Materials

Related material:

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:
Feb 2009

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