A small collection of papers relating to the Manchester doctor, S.A. Henry, who specialised in occupational skin cancers. The collection comprises Henry's research notes compiled for his research into epithelioma in the 1920s and 1930s.
The collection includes:
- File: cuttings and notes on women in mule spinning, including data on certificates of disablements and death certificates, 1924-1925; mills employing female spinners (mules and rings); and correspondence with the Factory Inspectorate concerning the use at certain mills of the Barnfield bolster which prevented oil splash.
- Notes on oil notifications.
- Typescript: ‘The Shale Oil Industry’, presumably compiled by Henry, mostly concerns the extraction of shale oil in the Firth of Forth area of Scotland.
- File: 'Wool' – 'Woollen Weaving', rough notes; 'Wool Mule Spinning', notes and correspondence 1923-1924 re. Shale Oil; ms notes 'cases of epithdermayopms ulceration… included in the return for 1923’ and tables for other oil-related cases.
- Typescript: 'The oiling of cotton'.
- Table of cases from Oldham Royal Infirmary re. epithelioma.
- Letter/report (Dr Bridge) concerning skin ulceration in boilermakers, 1929.
- Bundle - papers on rubbing oil.
- Guidelines re mule spinners cancer.
- Bundle: deaths from scrotal cancer based on figure supplied by the General Register Office.
- Bundle: papers on cotton workers supplied by the General Register Office 1927-1928, concern mortality of various types of operatives, includes Henry's notes.
- Henry's historical notes on medical and social conditions of child chimney sweeps, including the parliamentary committees which reported on this subject, 1817-1983.
- Bundle: papers concerning apprentices at Litton Mill, Tideswell, Derbyshire (Henry may have researched this as a personal rather than professional interest).
- Oldham Operative Cotton Spinners Provincial Association, Monthly Report, March 1925 (annotated by Henry).
- Copies on notice concerning "pitch warts" supplied to employees, described as "Propaganda at one chemical works" n.d.
- A mounted photo "Spanish women spinning on condenser mules".
- Report by Lancashire and Cheshire Miners' Federation on skin diseases at Parsonage Pit Wigan, with covering letter by T E Flitcroft, Leigh, who had reported to the Federation (1936).