University of Birmingham Staff Papers: Papers of Professor J.F.D. Shrewsbury

Scope and Content

Letters, notes, references and printed items as well as revisions and the final draft of Shrewsbury's major work A History of the Bubonic Plague in the British Isles , 1970; miscellaneous materials including illustrations, lantern slides, maps and file cards; notebook containing research material for a History of the Witchcraft in the British Isles .

Administrative / Biographical History

John F. D. Shrewsbury, 1898-1971, was Professor of Bacteriology at the University of Birmingham, 1937-1963.

Reference: Finding aid to University of Birmingham Staff Papers: Professor J.F.D. Shrewsbury

For further reading about the University of Birmingham see: Eric Ives, Diane Drummond, Leonard Schwarz The First Civic University: Birmingham 1880-1980 An Introductory History ( The University of University of Birmingham Press. 2000 ).

Access Information

Open. Access to all registered researchers.

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in 1980 by Shrewsbury's son. A subsequent deposit was received from the family in 1998. The collection was then transferred from the Barnes Medical Library in 2000.

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Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the University Archivist, Special Collections. Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Special Collections will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.


Further deposits are not expected.

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