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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
WHITE, Barbara (1907-1987)
Created 1926-1987
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 box or 0.01m3


Name of creator(s)

White, Barbara, 1907-1987, medical librarian

Administrative / Biographical history

Born 17 May 1907; BSc General, Chemistry, Botany and Physiology, King's College London, 1926-1929; member of King's College London Women's Boating Club; undertook research work on possible uses of seaweed, 1940-1945; after the war helped build up the research department of the Central Middlesex Hospital with Sir Francis Avery Jones, Physician at the Gastroenterological Department at the Hospital, and established a library of medical papers, supported by grants from the Medical Research Council; Librarian of the Gastroenterology Unit at the Hospital; retired 1972; died 1987.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Deposited by Keith W Allen, Visiting Professor, School of Engineering, Oxford Brookes University, December 1999.

Content & structure

Scope and content

King's College London Calendar 1926-1927 ; one tie and two badges with initials 'K.C.L.W.B.C.', probably for rowing, 1927-1928; newspaper cutting photograph of a rowing cox [White]; University of London 'Programme of Presentation Day', 14 May 1930; retirement card with signatures; 'The emergence of gastroenterology', the Harveian Oration delivered by Sir Francis Avery Jones, retired Consulting Physician at the Gastroenterological Department, Central Middlesex Hospital, 1980; Postgraduate Medical Journal, 'Festschrift for Sir Francis Avery Jones: Fifty years of medical practice, 1934-1984', 1984; letters concerning bequests, including a letter from the Hardy Plant Society requesting White's commemoration, 1987; obituary by Avery Jones.

System of arrangement

1 box

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 Services, King's College, London.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Collection level description.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Description control

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

Feb 2000

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  • Prose
  • Sport

Personal names

  • Jones, Sir, Francis Avery, 1910-1998, Knight, Gastroenterologist
  • White, Barbara, 1907-1987, Medical librarian

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives
  • King's College London, Women's Boating Club

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