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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 G/PP1/16
FOXON, Professor George Eric Howard (1908-1979)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 bundle


Name of creator(s)

Foxon, George Eric Howard, 1908-1979, biologist

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 Larvæ, etc (London, 1939); various scientific papers, mainly dealing with the comparative study of the heart and blood system of vertebrate animals.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

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

Content & structure

Scope and content

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.

System of arrangement

The volumes are arranged chronologically.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

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.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Detailed catalogue

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

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).

Description control

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.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

November 2001; revised January 2003, June 2004

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  • Medical education
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  • Teachers

Personal names

  • Foxon, George Eric Howard, 1908-1979, Biologist
  • Hodgkin, Thomas, 1798-1866, Physician and Philanthropist

Corporate names

  • Guy's Hospital Medical School
  • Guy's Hospital Medical School, Biology Department
  • Guy's Hospital, London
  • King's College London College Archives


  • Southwark, London, England

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