Colonel Sir Alexander J H Russell

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Reports and correspondence regarding sanitation and epidemic diseases in India, Africa and South America ca 1923-1942.

Administrative / Biographical History

Alexander J H Russell was born in 1882, the son of Walter Nicoll Russell of Dunfermline. He was educated at Dollar Academy, then at the universities of St Andrews, Cambridge and Liverpool. In 1910 he married Jessie Waddell. Russell became Professor of Hygiene and Bacteriology at Madras Medical College between 1912 and 1917, and Professor of Pathology between 1919 and 1921. From 1913 to 1914 he was Medical Officer of Health for Madras City, he became Director of Public Health in 1922, and between 1933 and 1939 he was the Public Health Commissioner with the Government of India. In 1939 Russell retired, but he continued to play a role in public health, and between 1940 and 1945 he was Additional Deputy Chief Medical Officer for the Department of Health for Scotland. He died in 1958.

Arrangement

Records are arranged chronologically.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.

Acquisition Information

Part of the collection was presented to the University Library by Col. Sir Alexander Russell in 1953.

Note

This collection was previously catalogued as MS 15/22-25 and MS 15/36.

Catalogued by Pete Wadley, June 2001. Fonds level description compiled by Sarah Chubb, Archives Hub Project Archivist, January 2002.

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Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges are made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply.

Custodial History

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Accruals

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Additional Information

The material is original.