Personal papers of William Blair-Bell, 1890-1956

Scope and Content

Papers and correspondence relating to the personal affairs of Professor William Blair-Bell, including chemistry notebooks from his schooldays at Rossall School, Lancashire, medical notebooks of lectures in midwifery, gynaecology and medicine, a catalogue of his library, papers relating to a motoring accident (1920), administration of his personal affairs including finances of staffing his home at Eardiston House, and correspondence with peers such as Comyns Berkeley, Eardley Holland, Munro Kerr and R W Johnstone.


This subfonds was created in September 2012 during recataloguing of the papers in order to facilitate access to the collection. Original references are captured at file level, and the papers arranged chronologically.

Access Information

Unrestricted with caution: some files contain personal data.

Other Finding Aids

Full file details are available from the College Archivist mailto:

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright of the estate of Professor William BLair-Bell. Reproductions are available at the discretion of the College Archivist.

Related Material

The papers need to be studied in conjunction with the papers at reference S10 which were deposited on loan to the College by the Datnow family trustees in 1988. It is highly likely that the papers in S1 were separated from the papers in S10 as a result of a theft.