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FOXON, Professor George Eric Howard (1908-1979)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 G/PP1/16
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: FOXON, Professor George Eric Howard (1908-1979)
Date(s): [1950-1971]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 bundle
Name of creator(s): Foxon | George Eric Howard | 1908-1979 | biologist

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1908; educated, King's College School, Wimbledon, Queens' College Cambridge; BA 1930, 1st Class Hons Natural Science Tripos Pt II, 1931; Assistant in Zoology, University of Glasgow, 1932-1937; MA 1934; Assistant Lecturer and Lecturer in Zoology, University College, Cardiff, 1937-1948; MSc (Wales) 1943; Professor of Biology and Head of Biology Department, Guy's Hospital Medical School, 1948-1972; Reader in Biology, University of London, 1948-1955; Professor of Biology, University of London, 1955-1972; Chairman, British Universal Film Council, 1959-1963, 1967-1969; Emeritus Professor, University of London, 1972-1979; Fellow Cambridge Philosophical Society; Fellow Linnean Society; Fellow, Institute of Biology; Fellow, Zoological Society; died, 1979.
Publications: Report on Stomatopod Larvae, Cumacea and Cladocera [1930]; Stomatopod LarvŠ, etc (London, 1939); various scientific papers, mainly dealing with the comparative study of the heart and blood system of vertebrate animals.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Professor G E H Foxon relating to the history of Guy's Hospital Medical School Biology Department, [1950-1971], comprising notes, correspondence, drafts and rough proof of his articles 'Some Teachers of Biology at Guy's Hospital and it's Medical School', 'Some Fellows of the Linnean Society and Guy's Hospital', 'The Teaching of Biology in Guy's Hospital before and after the publication of 'The Origin of the Species', published in the Guy's Hospital Reports and Guy's Hospital Gazette.
Also papers relating to he centenary to the death of Thomas Hodgkin, including article 'Thomas Hodgkin, 1798-1866', published in the Guy's Hospital Reports, 1966; notes on Hodgkin's education; and colour photographs of portrait of Hodgkin.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

The volumes are arranged chronologically.

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive and Corporate Record Services.

Finding aids:

Detailed catalogue

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred from Guy's Hospital Medical School Library in 2002.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Papers relating to researches at the Strangeways Research Laboratory, held by the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine (reference: SA/SRL/J).


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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: Who's Who 1897-1996 CD-ROM (A & C Black); Historical Manuscripts Commission On-line National Register of Archives; British Library Public On-line catalogue. Compiled by Julie Tancell as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

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:
November 2001; revised January 2003, June 2004

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