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Papers of SIR WILFRID LE GROS CLARK, F.R.S. (1895 - 1971)

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Reference CSAC15.9.74
Covering dates 1890-1974
Held by Oxford University, Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Extent 41 Files
Source of acquisition The papers, which cover the years 1890 - 1974, were received from Lady Violet Le Gros Clark.
Creators Clark, Sir, Wilfred Edward le Gros, 1895-1971, knight, scientist and anatomist
Note Listed by Jeannine Alton Harriot Weiskittel

Administrative history:
Summary of career
1895 Born in Hemel Hempstead
1912 Entered St. Thomas's Hospital Medical School
1919 Elected Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons
1920 - 23 Principal Medical Officer, Sarawak, Borneo
1923 Married Freida Giddey (d.1963)
1924 - 27 Reader in Anatomy, University of London
1927 - 29 Professor of Anatomy, St. Bartholomew's Hospital
1929 - 34 Professor of Anatomy, St. Thomas's Hospital
1934 - 62 Professor of Anatomy, Oxford Fellow of Hertford College
1935 Election to Royal Society
1950 President, International Anatomical Congress
1952 President, Anatomical Society
1954 Master of the Salter's Company
1955 Knighted
1958 Opening of new Anatomy Department Building, Oxford
1961 President, British Association for Advancement of Science
1961 Royal Medal of Royal Society
1964 Married Violet Browne

Very little manuscript material remains from Sir Wilfrid's long career in anatomy. All attempts to locate additional material in either departments or private hands have been unsuccessful.
The family papers (Items 10 - 15) deal with Sir Wilfrid's grandfather, Dr. Frederick Le Gros Clark, and with his brother, Cyril Le Gros Clark, Chief Secretary of Sarawak, who was killed in 1945.
I. Biographical 1 - 9
II. Family papers 10 - 15
III. Diaries and journals 16 - 23
IV. Correspondence 24 - 31
V. Publications 32 - 41

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