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McConnell, Robert Ernest (1877-c1929)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MSS.3353-3355
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: McConnell, Robert Ernest (1877-c1929)
Date(s): c1910
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 volumes and 1 file.
Name of creator(s): McConnell | Robert Ernest | 1877-1929 | physician
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Robert McConnell was born in Montreal in 1877 and graduated M.D. and C.M. at McGill University. He was a member, with Lt.Col. George James Giles (1858-1916) of the Indian Medical Service, of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine's 14th expedition, to the Gold Coast to organise sanitary and anti-malaria measures. He became Medical Officer of Uganda in 1910. In 1928 he appears in the Medical Register as working for an oil company in Colombia; in the 1929 Register he is no longer present, presumably dead.


Scope and content/abstract:

The collection has two main themes: tropical medical work in West Africa, and swamp fever in horses (the latter relating to work carried out in Winnipeg, Canada).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The material is held in chronological order of composition, so far as that can be established.

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). Detailed catalogue available at

Archival Information

Archival history:

This collection formed part of the collection of papers of John Lancelot Todd (1876-1949).

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented by the daughter of John Lancelot Todd, Mrs. Bridget Todd Fialkowski, in 1967 (acc.314522).

Allied Materials

Related material:

The Wellcome Library holds MSS.2248-2268, 4790-4807 and 5690-5691, the papers of Joseph Everett Dutton (1877-1905) and John Lancelot Todd (1876-1949), dealing with related subjects; McConnell's papers were among those collected by Todd.

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
description compiled by Christopher Hilton based upon those in the Library's published finding aid by S.A.J. Moorat.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with 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:
December 2000.

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