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Grundy, John Hull (1907-1984)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0114 MS0097
Held at: Royal College of Surgeons of England
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Full title: Grundy, John Hull (1907-1984)
Date(s): c 1957
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Grundy | John Hull | 1907-1984 | naturalist


Administrative/Biographical history:

John Hull Grundy was born in Southall in 1907. He studied art at King's College London and the Chelsea School of Art before working for the Royal College of Art. The start of World War Two drew him into the world of medicine, and he developed his drawing of the body with anatomical studies made for the Royal College of Surgeons and the Orpington War Hospital. In 1942, he began as lecturer in Entomology at the Royal Army Medical College in London, a post he kept until his retirement in 1967. On his retirement, he was named a member of the British Empire (MBE). His artwork on insects is much more widely known than his work on human anatomy.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of John Hull Grundy, c 1957, comprising lecture notes; and a photograph album containing images of his study.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As outlined in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

By written appointment only.

Conditions governing reproduction:

No photocopying permitted.

Finding aids:

Additional manuscripts catalogue.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited with the Library by the John Hull Grundy Estate in 1985.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.
Source: Thomas Myers 'The Anatomical Illustrations of John Hull Grundy', American Massage Therapy Association Journal, Spring 2001, located at; Wellcome Library catalogue.

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:
Aug 2008

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