Bundle of correspondence

Scope and Content

Correspondence with A.E. Barclay, a retired radiologist of some significance, who had previously worked with Jefferson. The letters concern Barclay's ideas about the gastric shunt and the possibility of somebody carrying out experiments on his behalf, as he was seriously ill. Jefferson thanks Barclay for his suggestions and for 'having told me exactly how we should set about the vascular architecture of the brain'. An analysis of this correspondence appears in Schurr, So that was life, p. 264-265. The correspondence also relates to the award of an Honorary Doctorate to Barclay by the University of Manchester and the role of Jefferson and Stopford in this award.