Papers of: Hurry, Jamieson Boyd (1857-1930)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

MSS.2968-2988 are chiefly related to Hurry's publications; the best-represented subject in this block of material is "vicious circles" in disease and in general society. In addition, there are papers relating to Hurry's work on Imhotep (vizier and physician to the Pharoah Zoser) and to the woad plant. MSS.6821-6823 comprise correspondence: on the Japanese edition of Vicious Circles in Disease (MS.6821), on the woad plant (MS.6822) and general correspondence (MS.6823).

Administrative / Biographical History

Jamieson Boyd Hurry was born in 1857 and took his M.D. at Cambridge in 1885. For over 40 years he practised medicine in Reading. His main medical interest was in "vicious circles" in individual and social pathology; he also published several works on the history of Reading and of its abbey. He died in 1930 and his final work, on the woad plant, was published shortly after his death.

Arrangement

MSS.2968-2988 chiefly comprise drafts related to Hurry's publications. Of these, MSS.2968-2986 are held in chronological order of composition. At the end of this chronological sequence come two papers compiled in collaboration with other writers, Allison Weir Cameron (d.1960) (MS.2987) and Emmie Dorothy Fenwick (MS.2988). MSS.6821-6823, comprising correspondence, are arranged with specific topics first, in order of composition: on the Japanese edition of Vicious Circles in Disease (MS.6821) and on the woad plant (MS.6822); followed by general correspondence (MS.6823).

Conditions Governing Access

The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Acquisition Information

Presented by Mrs. Banks, 1938 (acc. 89162).

Other Finding Aids

Described in: S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973) and subsequent typescript supplementary finding aids by Richard Aspin, Christopher Hilton, Keith Moore and Richard Palmer Detailed catalogue available at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/.

Collection level description available on-line on the Wellcome Library website

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

holograph and typescript manuscripts, plus some annotated printed material; held as volumes or bundles of papers.

Archivist's Note

description compiled by Christopher Hilton based upon those in the Library's published finding aid by S.A.J. Moorat and subsequent typescript supplementary finding aids by Richard Aspin, Christopher Hilton, Keith Moore and Richard Palmer.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Readers are restricted to 100 photocopies in twelve months. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

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