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CHAMPNEYS, Sir Francis Henry (1848-1930)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1538 S68
Held at: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
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Full title: CHAMPNEYS, Sir Francis Henry (1848-1930)
Date(s): [1908-1923]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): Champneys | Sir | Francis Henry | 1848-1930 | Knight | obstetric physician


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1848; educated at Winchester College,1860-1866, and at Brasenose College, Oxford, 1866-1870, medical student at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, 1870-1875; MD, 1888; Radcliffe travelling fellowship of Oxford University; member of the Royal College of Physicians, 1876, and fellow, 1882; member of the board for the examination of midwives of the Obstetrical Society of London (OSL), 1882; assistant obstetric physician to St George's Hospital and Obstetric Physician to the General Lying-in Hospital, York Road, 1880; Obstetric Physician to St George's, 1885; Physician Accoucheur to St Bartholomew's Hospital, 1891-1913; Chairman of the OSL, 1891-1895; President of the OSL, 1895; Chairman of the Central Midwives' Board, 1902-1930; retired 1913; died, 1930.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Sir Francis Champneys, [1908-1923], including note by Champneys on midwives; note by Champneys stating his opinions on 'coitus interruptus', 'french letters' and 'undue indulgence'; note by Champneys on his opinions regarding contraception; note by Champneys on the affects of childlessness; letters from Dr Mary Scharlieb to Champneys, 17-22 Oct 1923 on contraception, including a press cutting on an address by Scharlieb in the Church Times, 19 Oct 1923; pamphlet entitled 'Why should I support Preventive and Rescue Work?: answer by Sir Francis Champneys', issued by the Archbishops' Advisory Board; pamphlet of a paper read by Champneys to the Chichester Diocesan Purity Association entitled 'Sex', 16 Jun 1927; pamphlet of an address by Champneys on 'Maternity and Child Welfare', delivered at the town hall, Liverpool, 2 Jul 1917; leaflet on cancer of the womb by Champneys, Jun 1908 and letter from the National Council of Public Morals returning a document to Champneys, 4 Aug 1916.

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Passed from the College Library's 'Autographed Letters Collection' to the Archives in August 2007.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
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:
Jul 2008

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