File: "Robert Jones Dining Club"

Scope and Content

For the seventieth birthday of Sir Robert Jones in 1928, it was decided to publish a birthday volume. Twenty five general and orthoapedic surgeons from Britain and overseas, including Platt, contributed to this volume and held a birthday dinner for Robert Jones. The Dining Club was founded the following year, and at first comprised of the original contributors to the volume and Sir Robert Jones. Jones died in 1933 and the Club formulated its aim, which was to perpetuate the spirit in which R.J. lived and worked . This file consists of eight signed menus from the 1970s and 1980s, manuscript notes by Platt about the Birthday Volume including comments on all the contributors, correspondence with David L. Evans in 1977 about membership of the Club, in particular about Platt being listed as 'Founder member', and lists of members for 1974, 1978 and 1985.

See PLA/6/1/7 for notes of a speech given by Platt to the Robert Jones Dining Club in 1945 about the history of the Club.