Papers of Sir William Fletcher Shaw, collated by him for his history of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists entitled ‘Twenty-Five Years: The Story of the RCOG, 1929-1954’, comprised of correspondence and papers from the period of his association with the College as co-founder, first Honorary Secretary and President between 1938 and 1942, copies of administrative papers and correspondence of the College, personal correspondence with co-founder Professor William Blair-Bell and Fellows of the College, extracts from his own diaries and drafts of chapters for the published history, together with records relating to his professional medical career in Manchester, reprints of his publications between 1906 and 1954, and family papers, in particular relating to the death of his son during the Second World War.
Distinct themes within the collection are:
Drafts of Sir William’s history of the RCOG and research notes (1940s-1954):-S34/1-9, S34/67/3, S34/68, S34/69/1, S34/69/7-12, S34/70/1, S34/70/4-6, S34/70/9-12, S34/72/1-3, S34/73/1-11, S34/74/1-4, S34/75/4, S34/75/7, S34/76-77, S34/80, S34/81/1-7, S34/82/1-2, S34/83/1-13, S34/91-92, S34/101, S34/178
Personal and professional correspondence with Professor William Blair-Bell, and officers and Fellows of the RCOG, including with Comyns Berkeley, Eardley Holland, John Shields Fairbairn, Victor Bonney, Ewen Maclean, Francis Champneys, John Munro Kerr, Thomas Watts Eden, C G Lowry, R W Johnstone, A A Gemmell, Archibald Donald, Bethel Solomons, and Wilfred Shaw (1926-1957):-S34/11-61, S34/64, S34/69/2-5, S34/70/2-3, S34/70/7-8, S34/75/3, S34/75/8-11, S34/78/1-5, S34/85/8, S34/89/1-6, S34/93-100, S34/181
Administrative papers of the RCOG (1924-1948):-S34/62-63, S34/65, S34/67/1-2, S34/69/6, S34/71, S34/75/1-2, S34/75/5-6, S34/84/1-7, S34/85/1-7, S34/85/9-19, S34/86/1-2, S34/87/1-2
Leaflets, programmes and material relating to Sir William Fletcher Shaw’s professional career in Manchester (1906-1938):-S34/102-108, S34/113, S34/115, S34/117, S34/119-120Leaflets, programmes and material relating to the RCOG (1960):-S34/110-112
Photographs relating to the Gynaecological Visiting Society (1937-1953):-S34/179/1-3Reprints (1906-1954):-S34/121-127, S34/130-175Family papers (1925-1994):-S34/118, S34/128-129, S34/176-177