Photograph albums

Scope and Content

Six photograph albums containing photographs from 1918 to 1982, but mostly from the 1930s to 1970s. These albums contain photographs of a wide variety of people, places and events. Most of the photographs have been clearly labelled with typescript captions which identify the subject and the date and sometimes give further information. There are a large number of photographs of meetings and other events of orthopaedic and surgical associations, in particular the British Orthopaedic Association, the Royal College of Surgeons (see PLA/9/1), and the International Federation of Surgical Colleges (see PLA/9/2). There are also photographs taken at hospitals, in particular Ethel Hedley Hospital, Biddulph Grange Orthopaedic Hospital and Manchester Royal Infirmary (see PLA/12/1), photographs of Nurses' Prizegivings in the 1950s and 1960s (see PLA/6/2/1), photographs from Platt's visits abroad and of Platt receiving honours.

Three photograph albums of Platt's birthday celebrations are at PLA/13/9/5 and there is one photograph album of Platt's visit to Minneapolis in 1964 at PLA/10/3/4.


Within the photograph albums, photographs are not in any apparent order and there is substantial chronological overlap between albums. The albums have been arranged in approximate chronological order.