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Cave, Sir Richard (1912-1988)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 GC/220
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Cave, Sir Richard (1912-1988)
Date(s): 1954-1973
Level of description: Coleection (fonds)
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Cave | Sir | Richard | 1912-1988 | Knight | philanthropist
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1912; Founder and Chairman of the MS Society; died 1988.


Scope and content/abstract:

Correspondence and literature of various charitable bodies with which Sir Richard Cave was associated, 1954-1973, including the British Obesity Association, 1967-1969; Disabled Christians' Fellowship, 1959; International Holiday Camp and Rally for the Disabled, 1958; Queen Elizabeth's Foundation for the Disabled , c 1970s; Scroth Centre for the Treatment of Rheumatic Disease by Natural Therapeutics, c 1950s-1970s; Society for the Relief of Distress and other bodies.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As outlined in the Scope and Content.

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:

This material was discovered amongst Sir Richard Cave's files relating to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, transferred from his office in the House of Lord to the Wellcome Institute in 1977, accessioned by the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre in 1980.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

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:
Jun 2008

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