Papers of: Davey, John Bernard (1875-1967)

Scope and Content

The collection comprises lectures and papers by Davey on administration and health issues as they relate to East Africa

Administrative / Biographical History

John Bernard Davey was born in 1875 and trained at Middlesex Hospital and University College London, graduating M.B. in 1900. He was Principal Medical Officer in Tanganyika from 1902 to 1919 and again from 1940 to 1942. He died in 1967.

Access Information

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 the Davey family, 1968 (accession number 315111).

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 Richard Palmer, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Wellcome Library for the History & Understanding of Medicine: Western Manuscripts 5120-6244 (London: The Wellcome Library for the History & Understanding of Medicine, 1999). Detailed catalogue available at

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

manuscript and typescript, loose papers.

Archivist's Note

description compiled by Christopher Hilton based upon those in the Library's published finding aids by S.A.J. Moorat and Richard Palmer. Biographical information from Davey's obituary in the British Medical Journal 1967 (iii) p.743.

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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