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Plesch, Professor Janos (John) (1878-1858)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 GC/32
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Plesch, Professor Janos (John) (1878-1858)
Date(s): 1926-1946
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Plesch | JŠnos | 1878-1858 | physician
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Janos (John) Plesch was born in Hungary and originally qualified in medicine in Budapest. After studying in Strasbourg he lived and worked in Berlin for over 30 years until he emigrated to England with his family in 1933. Further details of his career can be found in his autobiography Janos: the Story of a Doctor (Victor Gollancz, Ltd, London, 1947).


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Janos Plesch comprising photocopies of letters from John Maynard Keynes, 1939-1946 (originals sold at auction, carbon copies of Keynes' letters and originals of Plesch's replies at King's College, Cambridge); 2 letters to Plesch from Mrs Starling, 1926, 1927.

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:

These letters to his father were given to the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre by Professor P H Plesch of the University of Keele in 1981 and 1982. The letters from Lord Keynes are photocopies of originals sold at auction, while carbon copies of these letters and the originals of J Plesch's replies are to be found among the Keynes papers at King's College Cambridge.

Allied Materials

Related material:

JM Keynes papers are held at Kings College Archive Centre, Cambridge University.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Copied from the Wellcome Library catalogue by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Mar 2009.

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