New accessions - October to December 2019

Archives and manuscripts:

Personal and family papers

Clayton, John Arthur, 1934-2019, scout leader and commissioner: scouting notebooks, photographs, scouting medals and certificates, [1940s]-2015. Finding No: MS972

Coward, Noël, 1899-1973, playwright (additional): DVD of 'Present Laughter' pre-show film, starring Andrew Scott, National Theatre Live, 2019. Finding No: COW/2/G/6/2

Coward, Noël, 1899-1973, playwright (additional): issue of 'Home Chat', the newsletter of the Noël Coward Society, Autumn 2019: 20th Anniversary Edition. Finding No: COW/2/P/3/21

Duffy, Jenny, b 1946: privately printed memoir titled ‘The Time of my Life: a year with Tibetan refugees, Simla, 1964-1965’, printed in 2019. Finding No: SCF/ACC2

Hamilton, James Leslie, 4th Baron Hamilton of Dalzell, 1938-2006: typescript letter from the Private Secretary of HM Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, sending thanks for birthday message and gift. Finding No: LAdd/6458

Michell, Alan, 1913-1985, diplomat: personal papers of Alan Michell relating to his friend Henry Reed (poet and translator, 1914-1986), the two having met whilst both were working at Bletchley Park during the Second World War, [1940s]. Finding No: MS969

Ramsbotham, Michael, 1919-2016, writer and war-time intelligence worker (additional): printed materials relating to the poet Henry Reed, 1946-1991. Finding No: MS902

Rowe, Geoffrey, 1923-2005, military colonel: correspondence written by Geoffrey Rowe (1923-2005) sent to his parents Doris and Cyril, younger sister Valerie, cousins, aunts, uncles and other friends and relatives, as well as their letters to him, 1942-2004. Finding No: MS967

Sanford, Reverend John, 1777-1855, clergyman: manuscript notebook recording the cost of Italian paintings seemingly purchased by Reverend John Sanford, [early 19th century]. Finding No: MS968

Underhill, Dr Lilian Starr ‘Stella’, b 1925, CMS missionary (additional): copy of digital files titled ‘Marriage Agreement’, 2019. Finding No: CMS/ACC1027

Records of organisations, societies and businesses

British Institute of Organ Studies (additional): BIOS Reporter, volume 43, number 4, October 2019; papers relating to the firm of Thomas S. Jones and Son and additional items for inclusive in the Organ Location folder sequence and the Organ Builder folder sequence. Finding No: BOA

British Association of Teachers of the Deaf (additional): BATOD magazine, November 2019; journal of the British Association of Teachers of the Deaf titled 'Deafness & Education International', volume 21, number 4, September to December 2019. Finding No: BATOD

Toc H (additional): issue of Toc H supporter magazine ‘In Touch’, December 2019. Centenary edition 1 of 10. Finding No: TOCH/J/1/4

Youth Hostels Association (additional): printed profiles of individual YHA hostels compiled by YHA Honorary Archivist including Berwick, Burley New Forest, Cardiff, Newcastle, and Once Brewed and the Sill, 2019. Finding No: YHA

Artificial Collections

Birmingham Town Planning Schemes: undated typescript report compiled by Herbert H. Humphries, City [of Birmingham] Engineer and Surveyor titled ‘The Birmingham Town Planning Schemes’, [1920s]. Finding No: MS970

Commonplace book recording engineering notes: manuscript notebook, with coloured illustrations, used as an engineering notebook. Details instructions for making a coil; a cog-wheel break; and a steam engine, [19th century]. Finding No: MS965

Correspondence relating to missionary and education work: correspondence includes material written to the Reverend J. Townsend, concerning the raising of funds for missionary and anti-slavery work. The correspondence includes a letter from Henry Venn, of the Church Missionary Society, concerning proposed meeting engagements in the West of England for the Reverend Samuel Crowther, 1820-1922. Finding No: MS971

Joseph Chamberlain Letters Additional (additional): autograph letter signed, addressed to Mrs Guedalla, regretting that her husband cannot accompany Chamberlain on Wednesday 'when I have a pleasant political party - from all sides', 1890. Finding No: JCLAdd/635

Joseph Chamberlain Postcard Collection (additional): black and white postcard depicting the face of Chamberlain on a hot air balloon with the accompanying caption: 'The Empire Fiscal Balloon’, [1900s]. Finding No: MS821

Letters Additional (additional): black and white picture postcard titled 'General View, Birmingham University' depicting the Aston Webb buildings from the view of the South Gate, [c 1911]. Finding No: LAdd/6459

Manuscript poetry: miscellaneous manuscript poetry compiled by unknown creator. Poems are not original and appear to have been copied [likely in the 19th century] from known poets including William Collins (1721-1759) and Robert Burns (1759-1796), compiled during the 19th century. Finding No: MS973

Mathematics notebook: manuscript volume includes addition and subtraction table, and mathematical puzzles with accompanying working out, [19th century]. Finding No: MS966

Pamphlet titled ‘Cruise of the “Eight”’: volume describes a holiday cruise from Liverpool to Larne [Northern Ireland] and to the west coast of Scotland, between 1-11 June 1900, on board Mr Langlands' 'SS Princess Victoria', captained by Jno. McNeill, 1900. Finding No: MS974

University Archives:

Academic Faculties, Schools and Departments

Department of Physiology: Architectural drawings of sections of Birmingham Medical School, 1960s-2003 and of Birmingham Women's Hospital 1960s kept to inform refurbishment of laboratories 1990s and 2000s, and photographs generated by Physiology Department 1950s-1990s, including large set of images of postgraduate students and members of staff, 1950s-2015. Acc.2019/116

University and Student Societies and Clubs

Fabian Society: Newsletter including details about forthcoming campaigning events in the spring of 1977, 1976. Finding No: UA35


Photographs: Black and white photograph showing wounded servicemen and nurses in a ward at the First Southern General Hospital, University of Birmingham, listening to a gramophone, 1914. Finding No: UC10/i/4

Student (Alumni) Papers

Odd, Paul, b 1937, Mining Engineer: Photographs relating to Mining Department and to student activities which Paul Odd took part in while a student at the University of Birmingham, 1957-1959. Finding No: USS139

Printed books:

Radclyffe Hall. The well of loneliness. (with related newspaper clippings) r ff PR6015.A33 W3

Astley Cooper. Surgical essays. r RD39.C66

Astley Cooper. The Lectures of Sir Astley Cooper. r RD39.C66

Salt, T.P. A treatise on deformities and debilities of the lower extremities.  r RM698.S25

Salt, T.P. A treatise on deformities and debilities of the lower extremities. (2nd ed.) r RM698.S25

Richard Kershaw. Special hospitals. rRA986.K47

John Johnstone. An Harveian oration and other remains. rR708.J65

William John Little. On the nature and treatment of the deformities of the human frame. rRD761.L58

Thomas Adès. The Tempest (full score) r q M1500.A331

David Berry Hart. Guide to midwifery. r RG522.H37

David Berry Hart. The nature and aim of investigations on the structural anatomy of the female pelvic floor. r RG522.H37

David Berry Hart. On placenta praevia. r RG522.H37

David Berry Hart. The minute anatomy of the placenta in extrauterine gestation. r RG522.H37

David Berry Hart. On the treatment of rupture of the uterus. r RG522.H37

Raymond Chalmel de Viviers. De pestis libri tres. r d 15.A5637

Erasmus Alber. L’Alcoran des cordeliers tant en latin en français. r d 15.B2959 (2 copies)

Sampson Gamgee. Hospital reform: revised report of a speech, delivered at the General Meeting of the Medico-Political Association, held in Birmingham, April 17, 1868. r RA395.G7 G36

Sampson Gamgee. Medical reform, a social question, comprehensively studied with the light of philosophy, history, and common sense: two letters to the Right Hon. Viscount Palmerston. r RA395.G7 G36

Sampson Gamgee. On representative government in the British Medical Association. r RA395.G7 G36

Sampson Gamgee. Osservazioni sul regime dietetico negli spedali di Parigi e di Londra. r RA395.G7 G36

Sampson Gamgee. Osservazioni sul regime dietetico dei malati chirurgici. r RA395.G7 G36

Sampson Gamgee. A lecture on ovariotomy : delivered to the students of the Queen's Hospital, Birmingham, May 10, 1871. r RA395.G7 G36

Sampson Gamgee. History and description of an ossifying enchondroma connected with the testicle of a horse. r RA395.G7 G36

Sampson Gamgee. An inquiry into the reasons why the horse rarely vomits. r RA395.G7 G36

Sampson Gamgee. A contribution to comparative pathology : being a further inquiry into the reasons why the horse rarely vomits. r RA395.G7 G36