Hugh Stannus Stannus

Scope and Content

Includes a collection of glass plate negatives from work in Africa studying scarification and tattooing (see Stannus/04 for published work on this). In addition there are two sets of blood slides as well as the paper on scarification.

Administrative / Biographical History

Hugh Stannus Stannus, consulting physician and specialist in tropical diseases was appointed Medical Officer to the King's African rifles in British Central Africa [Malawi] in 1905 and carried out research into various tropical diseases particularly pellagra and sleeping sickness. He made an intense study of anthropology and ethnology and published a monograph on the Wa-Yao people. He was elected FRCP in 1931. In 1914 he became principal medical officer of the Nyasa-Rhodesian forces operating in Southern German East Africa (Tanzania).

Copied from University of Dundee catalogue.

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Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Richard Meunier, Assistant Archivist, 2008.

Related Material

University of Dundee archives, MS 49 Glass plate negatives 1905-c.1918 with contact prints; miscellaneous loose papers 1957. Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, manuscript collections.

Additional Information

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.