Papers of Sir John Peel: Biographies of Fellows of the RCOG

Scope and Content

Papers relating to the collation of biographies for the publication 'The Lives of the Fellows of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 1929-1969' by Sir John Peel (1976), including correspondence discussing biographical details.

Administrative / Biographical History

On retiring as President of the College in 1969, John Peel was asked by Council to undertake the task of preparing a history of the lives of the Fellows, along the same lines as volumes published by the two older Royal Colleges (the RCP and the RCS). The Lives of the Fellows of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 1929-1969 (Whitefriars Press Ltd) was published in 1976.

Conditions Governing Access

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Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Penny Hutchins, Archivist

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is vested in the estate of Sir John Peel.

Reproductions are available at the discretion of the College Archivist.

Custodial History

These files, along with some other papers, appear to have been maintained on Peel’s behalf in the College Secretary’s office. They may have become separated from other correspondence of Peel’s relating to the book, now in the College Secretary’s file series, and passed at some stage to the College Archives.

Related Material

Related papers held at the RCOG may be found at the following references:

RCOG/A8/5/9 College Secretary's file containing Sir John Peel's papers relating to obituaries collected for his Lives of the Fellows


'The Lives of the Fellows of the Royal College of Obsetricians and Gynaecologists, 1929-1969' [1976] is available in the RCOG Library.