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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 TH/PP12
SHERRINGTON, Sir Charles Scott (1857-1952): Brown Animal Sanatory Institution
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 volume


Name of creator(s)

Sherrington, Sir, Charles Scott, 1857-1952, Knight, pathologist, Brown Institute

Administrative / Biographical history

Sir Charles Scott Sherrington (1857-1952) was Professor-Superintenden of the Brown Institution, which specialised in research into diseases of domestic animals. The Institute was situated in Wandsworth Road, South West London and was destroyed by bombing in 1944. Sherrington was later Professor of Pathology, University of London, and Lecturer on Physiology at St Thomas's Hospital.

Archival history

The volume appears to have been deposited at St Thomas's Medical School Library through Sir Charles Scott Sherrington, who became Lecturer on Physiology at St Thomas's Hospital.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Transferred from St Thomas's Hospital Medical School Library in 2002.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Register, [1895-1904], entitled 'Rabies Investigations' of tests on the bodies of dogs sent to the Brown Institution for suspected rabies. Descriptions and results of the tests are given, with some related correspondence pasted into the register. Cases were investigated by Sir Charles Scott Sherrington, Sir John Rose Bradford and Frederick William Twort, Professor-Superintendents of the Institution.

System of arrangement

1 volume

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

Summary guide on-line.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives



Previous reference: M 14

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: Who's Who 1897-1996, CD-ROM (A & C Black); Catalogue of the Printed Books and Manuscripts in the Library of St Thomas's Hospital Medical School (1491-1900) D T Bird (London, 1984); Who's Who 1897-1996 CD-ROM (A & C Black). 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

September 2002; revised January 2003

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  • Animal diseases
  • Animals
  • Biology
  • Diseases
  • Pathology
  • Rabies
  • Research
  • Rna virus infections
  • Zoology

Personal names

  • Bradford, Sir, John Rose, 1863-1935, 1st Baronet, President of the Royal College of Surgeons
  • Sherrington, Sir, Charles Scott, 1857-1952, Knight, Pathologist
  • Twort, Frederick William, 1877-1950, Bacteriologist

Corporate names

  • Brown Institution, Wandsworth
  • King's College London College Archives


  • Wandsworth, London, England

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