Personal papers

Scope and Content

Personal papers and correspondence of Professor Blair-Bell, including social invitations, book and furniture inventories, regular purchase of books and artwork, commissioning of maintenance work for the nursing home and his own residence, extensive personal correspondence with US medics discussing his cancer research work, proceedings of the Council of Rossall School, of which Professor Blair-Bell was a member, accounts and correspondence relating to his estate at Eardiston, testimonials for staff and colleagues, and correspondence with the Roumanian consul concerning his decoration of the Order of the Star of Roumania, including discussion on applying for permission to wear the insignia.


This subfonds was created in October 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


Other Finding Aids

Full file descriptions are available from the College Archivist.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright of the estate of Professor William Blair-Bell and by permission of the estate of Morris Datnow.