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Reference CSAC4.73
Covering dates 1913 - 1972
Held by Oxford University, Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Extent 24 boxes
Creators Harris, Geoffrey Wingfield, 1913-1971, scientist and neuroendocrinologist
Note Listed by Jeannine Alton Harriot Weiskittel

Administrative history:
b. 1913
1927 - 31 Dulwich College
1932 - 39 Emmanuel College, Cambridge. M.A.,M.B.,B.Chir.
1936 Married Georgina Mary Birnie (marriage dissolved 1951)
1936 - 40 Clinical training,St. Mary's Hospital, London
1939 Hillington County Hospital
1940 - 47 Demonstrator in Anatomy, Cambridge
1944 M.D. Cambridge
1947 - 48 Lecturer in Anatomy, Cambridge
Lecturer in Physiology,Cambridge
1951 Married Margaret O'Kane
1952 - 62 Laboratory of Experimental Neuroendocrinology,Maudsley Hospital, London; Senior Lecturer in Physiology, University of London
1953 Fellow of the Royal Society
1962 - 71 Dr. Lee's Professor of Anatomy, Oxford Professorial Fellow,Hertford College; D.M.,Oxford.
1965 C.B.E.
1971 Dale Medal,Society for Endocrinology

Contents:
The papers cover the years 1913 - 1971.
The extensive laboratory notebooks cover the whole of Harris's career. Much correspondence was destroyed by Harris when he moved from the Maudsley Hospital to Oxford in 1962.
A considerable amount of experimental observations and laboratory material, including photographs and slides,remains in the Department of Anatomy, Oxford, pending selection by former colleagues of Harris.
Material relating to the running of the Department of Anatomy has been offered to the Keeper of the Archives,Oxford University. Publications of historical interest relating to the Quatercentenary of Vesalius have been accepted by Dr. C.Webster for the Wellcome Unit of the History of Medicine. Back issues of medical journals have been given to the Radcliffe Science Library. Professor Bernard Donovan accepted Harris's collection of reprints for the Maudsley Hospital. Case-notes have been returned to Professor Sir John Stallworthy,John Radcliffe Hospital,and to Dr.T.D.R.Hockaday,Radcliffe Infirmary.
Harris's experimental apparatus is to be deposited in the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum.
Unless otherwise stated,all notebooks, lectures and working papers are manuscript.
I. Biographical material 1 - 13
II. Laboratory Notebooks 14 - 69a
III. Lectures and Demonstrations 70 - 136
IV. Working Papers 137 - 150
V. Publications 151 - 160
VI. Correspondence 161 - 180
VII. List of experimental material in Dept. of Anatomy



I. Biographical material  [no ref. or date]

Memoir, by Marthe Vogt. (Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society,Vol.18, 1972)  CSAC4.73/1  1972

Family letters from father, from grandfather  CSAC4.73/2  1913 - 14, 1932 - 39; 1940

Correspondence re early career; includes certificates,St.Mary's Hospital.  CSAC4.73/3  1940 - 51

Correspondence re offers from University of California and Stanford Medical Schools.  CSAC4.73/3a  1956 - 69

Appointment to Oxford Chair; correspondence, newspaper cuttings, incorporation of degree.  CSAC4.73/4  1960 - 62

Appointment as Consultant, Littlemore Hospital.  CSAC4.73/4a  1961

Letters of congratulation on Oxford Chair.  CSAC4.73/5  [n.d.]

Text of Address by Harris at Memorial Service to Sir Wilfrid Le Gros Clark  CSAC4.73/5a  1971

Election to Royal Society; newspaper cuttings,letters of congratulation, etc.  CSAC4.73/6  1953

Correspondence re honours. (Detailed list on file)  CSAC4.73/7  1962 - 70

Correspondence re children  CSAC4.73/8  1961 - 71

Correspondence re non-scientific interests  CSAC4.73/9  1962 - 70

Address by Professor A.G.M.Weddell at Harris's Memorial Service,29 January 1972  CSAC4.73/9a  1972

Group photograph of Zurich Conference  CSAC4.73/10  1938

Photographs of Harris in laboratory  CSAC4.73/11  [n.d.]

Diaries  CSAC4.73/12  1952 - 61

Diaries  CSAC4.73/13  1962 - 71

II. Laboratory Notebooks.  [no ref. or date]

Notebooks numbered 1 - 19 by Harris.  CSAC4.73/14 - 32  [n.d.]

Notebook  CSAC4.73/14 - 32/1  1935

Notebook  CSAC4.73/14 - 32/2  1935

Notebook  CSAC4.73/14 - 32/3  1936

Notebook  CSAC4.73/14 - 32/4  1937,1940

Notebook  CSAC4.73/14 - 32/5  1941 - 43

Notebook  CSAC4.73/14 - 32/6  1943 - 47

Notebook  CSAC4.73/14 - 32/7  1947 - 49

Notebook  CSAC4.73/14 - 32/8  1948 - 50

Notebook  CSAC4.73/14 - 32/9  1950

Notebook  CSAC4.73/14 - 32/10  1950 - 53

Notebook  CSAC4.73/14 - 32/11  1953

Notebook  CSAC4.73/14 - 32/12  1953 - 55

Notebook  CSAC4.73/14 - 32/13  1955 - 56

Notebook  CSAC4.73/14 - 32/14  1956 - 57

Notebook  CSAC4.73/14 - 32/15  1959 - 61

Notebook  CSAC4.73/14 - 32/16  1961 - 63

Notebook  CSAC4.73/14 - 32/17  1963 - 66

Notebook  CSAC4.73/14 - 32/18  1966 - 71

Notebook labelled 'Remote Control Stimulator'  CSAC4.73/14 - 32/19  1970

Notebook inscribed 'Science VIth Dulwich College',and later work  CSAC4.73/33  1931 - 36

Notebook inscribed 'Practical Zoology,Mich.32'  CSAC4.73/34  1932

Notebook inscribed 'Physical Chemistry 8.7.32'  CSAC4.73/35  1932

Notebook  CSAC4.73/36  1933

Notebook inscribed 'Abs. of techniques'  CSAC4.73/37  1933 - 39

Notebook inscribed 'Practical comparative anatomy 11.4.34'  CSAC4.73/38  1934

Notebook inscribed 'Lent Term '34.Systematic morphology.' 'Green's supervisions.'  CSAC4.73/39  1934

Notebook inscribed 'Physiology - Part II notes. Book A'  CSAC4.73/40  ? 1935

Notebook inscribed 'Physiology - Part II notes. Book B'  CSAC4.73/41  1935

Notebook inscribed 'Work with Professor Popa'  CSAC4.73/42  1935

Notebook: Zurich  CSAC4.73/43  1936

Notebook inscribed'Hillingdon County Hospital'  CSAC4.73/44  1940

Notebook: diary and working notes of journey to America  CSAC4.73/45  1950

Notebook: Lund, Sweden  CSAC4.73/46  1950

Notebook inscribed 'Data normal rats and rabbits'  CSAC4.73/47  1951

Notebooks: Berkeley  CSAC4.73/48-51  1954 - 55

Notebook  CSAC4.73/52  1946 - 59

Notebook  CSAC4.73/53  1969

Notebook: notes on amines and enzymes  CSAC4.73/54  1969

Notebook inscribed 'Xmas T. 1970'  CSAC4.73/55  1970

Notebook inscribed 'Notes on Stimulator'  CSAC4.73/56  1970

Notebook: examination questions on General Physics (?Cambridge)  CSAC4.73/57  n.d

Notebook: notes on books read  CSAC4.73/58  n.d

Ms. and typescript notes on books read  CSAC4.73/59  n.d

British Medical Journal, 17 July 1949, with annotations and a Ms. note  CSAC4.73/60  1948

Ms. notes in folder inscribed 'References. Physiol. Abstr. 1935 on'  CSAC4.73/61  1935

Ms notes in folders numbered I, III - IV by Professor Harris (II missing)  CSAC4.73/62-66  1940 - 43

Ms. notes in folder inscribed 'Diabetes Insipidus'  CSAC4.73/67  1942

Ms. notes in folder inscribed 'Notes on the Hypothalamus'  CSAC4.73/68  1940

Ms. notes in folder inscribed 'Structure of Hypothalamus'  CSAC4.73/69  1940

Ms. exercise book. Notes on lectures by Professor Barcroft, Dr. Davies  CSAC4.73/69a  1942, 1946

III. Lectures and demonstrations (Short title only given)  [no ref. or date]

Lectures on Thalamus and Hypothalamus  CSAC4.73/70  n.d

Miscellaneous material for demonstrations, mainly typescript  CSAC4.73/71  n.d

Miscellaneous Ms. lecture notes on endocrines, lactation, embryology.  CSAC4.73/72  n.d

73 - 136 Ms. folders and notes as follows:  [no ref. or date]

'Primates' Cambridge, January  CSAC4.73/73  1940

'Pituitary. Lectures Part II' February  CSAC4.73/74  1940

'Osteology Class. 1' 6 lectures, July  CSAC4.73/75  1940

'Topographical and osteology class 2' 6 lectures, July  CSAC4.73/76  1940

'Osteology class 3' 8 lectures, October  CSAC4.73/77  1940

'Embryology' August  CSAC4.73/78  1940

'Comparative Morphology' December  CSAC4.73/79  1940

'Topographical Anatomy' 5 lectures, January  CSAC4.73/80  1941

'Practical Neurology Class' October-December  CSAC4.73/81  1941

'Neurology Revision Course' April  CSAC4.73/82  1941

'Neurology Lecture 1 - 8' October  CSAC4.73/83  1941

'Neurology Lecture 9 - 17' November  CSAC4.73/84  1941

'Comparative Anatomy' January  CSAC4.73/85  1941

'Surface Anatomy' May  CSAC4.73/86  1941

'Topographical ARM'  CSAC4.73/87  1942

'Comparative Neurology' (inside: 'Comparative anatomy brain')  CSAC4.73/88  1942

'Histology' February  CSAC4.73/89  1943

'Revision Lecture'  CSAC4.73/90  1942 - 47

'4 lectures on lymphatic system' Easter term  CSAC4.73/91  1944

'Lectures to Part II, Natural Science Tripos' numbered I - XI by Professor Harris  CSAC4.73/92 - 102  1943

Lectures on brain  CSAC4.73/103  1946 - 47

'Histology A'  CSAC4.73/104  1948 - 49

'Lecture on Oestrous Cycle'  CSAC4.73/105  n.d

'Physiology'  CSAC4.73/106  n.d

'Physiology - Part II'  CSAC4.73/107  1948

'Physiology - Part II'  CSAC4.73/108  1948 - 51

'Physiology. Supervision A'  CSAC4.73/109  1943

'Physiology. Supervision B'  CSAC4.73/110  1948

'Part I Students. 5 lectures on Reproductive Physiology'  CSAC4.73/111  1949

'Neurophysiology'  CSAC4.73/112  1949

'Emotional States and the Pituitary Gland' typescript of Inaugural Lecture, Maudsley Hospital  CSAC4.73/112a  1954

'D.P.M. Lectures. Maudsley 1952'  CSAC4.73/113  1952 - 61/62

'Neuroanatomy. Spinal cord'  CSAC4.73/114  1962 - 63

'Oxford D.P.M. Course'  CSAC4.73/115  1964 - 68

'Spinal Cord'  CSAC4.73/116  1966

'D.P.M. Lect. I Spinal Cord'  CSAC4.73/117  1969

'D.P.M. Lect. II'  CSAC4.73/118  1968

'Lecture XVI. Neuroanatomy'  CSAC4.73/119  1962 - 64

'Endocrinology'  CSAC4.73/120  1963 - 67

'Gen. Princ. Anat.'  CSAC4.73/121  1964 - 65

'Honour Schools. Neuroendocrinology'  CSAC4.73/122  1964 - 70

'Reproduction'; Shorter lectures, addresses and speeches (short title only; a detailed list is given on each folder)  CSAC4.73/123  1970

4 pieces  CSAC4.73/124  c.1948

7 pieces  CSAC4.73/125  1950 - 51

17 pieces  CSAC4.73/126  1952 - 54

'San Francisco' Lectures given as visiting Professor, Berkeley  CSAC4.73/127  1954 - 55

12 pieces  CSAC4.73/128  1954

10 pieces  CSAC4.73/129  1956 - 63

6 pieces  CSAC4.73/130  1959 - 69

7 pieces  CSAC4.73/131  1941 - 63

8 pieces  CSAC4.73/132  1965 - 66

8 pieces  CSAC4.73/133  1965 - 66

15 pieces  CSAC4.73/134  1967 - 68

15 pieces  CSAC4.73/135  1969 - 70

Miscellaneous introductions of lecturers, votes of thanks, after-dinner speeches etc.  CSAC4.73/136  [n.d.]

IV. Working papers  [no ref. or date]

Ms. tables of experimental observations, Cambridge 1949 Lund, 1950  CSAC4.73/137  1949 - 50

Notes and correspondence on I.C.I. 33, 828  CSAC4.73/138  1962 - 63

5 folders, miscellaneous laboratory observations and records  CSAC4.73/139  1962 - 65

Ms. folder inscribed 'Behavioural tests'  CSAC4.73/140  1963 - 66

Ms. folder: detailed experimental case-notes by Harris and another  CSAC4.73/141  1965 - 66

Ms notes on transplants and stimulators  CSAC4.73/142  1965 - 66

Ring notebook inscribed 'December 1966, Lab.'  CSAC4.73/143  1966

Ms and typescript notes on writing commitments and other engagements  CSAC4.73/144  1968 - 69

Miscellaneous notes  CSAC4.73/145  1970

Ms laboratory observations and experiments, 10 pieces  CSAC4.73/146  n.d

'Activity Cycles': graphs, notes, calculations  CSAC4.73/147  n.d

Miscellaneous working papers and experiments  CSAC4.73/148  n.d

Ms. folder inscribed 'Glycotropic Results'  CSAC4.73/149  n.d

V. Publications  [no ref. or date]

'The Development and present status of endocrinology'  CSAC4.73/151  1964

Contents:
The Feldberg lecture, 1964, Cologne, Dt. med. Wschr, 90 61-65. Ms. draft, typescript with corrections.

'Sex hormones, brain development and brain function,' The Upjohn Lecture of the Endocrine Society of America, Endocrinology, 75, 627-648, 1964. Ms. notes and draft.  CSAC4.73/152  1964

'The site of action of chlormadinone in blocking ovulation in the mated rabbit,' Journal of Physiology, 186, 128-129 (with D. Exley, R.J. Gellert, R.D. Nadler). Manuscript and correspondence.  CSAC4.73/153  1966

The Pituitary Gland in 3 volumes, edited with Bernard Donovan, Butterworths, 1966.  CSAC4.73/154  1966

Contents:
Manuscript of introduction and of chapter 7, outline of chapters with progress sheets, correspondence with Donovan, sample of letter sent to potential contributors, miscellaneous notes.

'Interactions between the central nervous system and the endocrine system,' in 'Biological and clinical aspects of the central nervous system'  CSAC4.73/155  1967

Contents:
Symposium commemorating the 50th anniversary of Pharmaceutical Department of Sandoz Ltd., Basle, pp 85-102, 1967.

'Humours and hormones'  CSAC4.73/156  1971

Contents:
The Sir Henry Dale Lecture, 1971, Journal of Endocrinology, 53 ii-xxii. Notes, manuscript, typescript with Ms corrections, later typescript, proof, correspondence.

'4 Whales Pituitary'  CSAC4.73/157  1945 - 50

Contents:
Ms drafts, working papers and calculations for articles 1947 Nature, 159, 874 and 1950 Journal of Physiology, 111, 361-367.

'Neurohumoral mechanisms in reproduction' with B.T.Donovan, in Marshall's physiology of reproduction, Vol 3, Third edition, 301 378.  CSAC4.73/158  1966

Contents:
Typescript with Ms. corrections by both authors.

'Royal Commission on Medical Education' with Professor D. Whitteridge, letter in 'The Lancet' 4 January 1969, p.48.  CSAC4.73/159  1969

Contents:
Includes letters on the above from Professor G.J.Romanes, Sir Francis Walshe

VI. Correspondence  [no ref. or date]

With Medical Research Council re grant  CSAC4.73/161  1950-52

Re grant by The Royal Society, includes reports from 1945, 1946, 1949  CSAC4.73/162  1945-49

Miscellaneous correspondence with The Royal Society  CSAC4.73/163  1965 - 69

With Sir Wilfrid Le Gros Clark  CSAC4.73/164  1961 - 65

With Sir George Pickering  CSAC4.73/165  1961 - 63

Miscellaneous requests from various scientific journals for articles by Harris  CSAC4.73/166  1962 - 71

Miscellaneous invitations to lecture, to symposia, conferences (detailed list on file cover)  CSAC4.73/167  1954 - 71

Invitations to act as thesis and external examiner  CSAC4.73/167a  1962 - 64

Scientific correspondence (see Index to Correspondents)  CSAC4.73/168  1948 - 71

Scientific correspondence (see Index to Correspondents)  CSAC4.73/169  1948 - 71

With Heinrich Kluver  CSAC4.73/170  1964 - 71

With Dr. Charles W. Lloyd  CSAC4.73/171  1962 - 71

With Dr. Andrew Schally  CSAC4.73/172  1964 - 71

Miscellaneous correspondence (primarily social invitations)  CSAC4.73/173  1959 - 64

Miscellaneous correspondence  CSAC4.73/174  1965 - 71

Re collaboration of Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd, National Research Development Corporation, and Medical Research Council on luteinizing hormone releasing factor  CSAC4.73/175  1966 - 71

Scientific correspondence (see Index to Correspondents)  CSAC4.73/176  1963 - 71

With World Health Organization  CSAC4.73/177  1954 - 71

Re early work (1936) by Harry B. Friedgood, correspondence and offprints  CSAC4.73/178  1966 - 69

With Professor Sir John Stallworthy re co-operation in future research projects  CSAC4.73/179  1969 - 71

With Dr. Frederick Naftolin re experiments on releasing factors  CSAC4.73/180  1970 - 71

VII. Experimental observations and working papers  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Material currently housed in the Department of Anatomy, Oxford pending further selection and photographing as appropriate

I. Documents and photographs  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
12 boxfiles as follows:

'Pituitary Infusions I'  CSAC4.73/1  [n.d.]

Contents:
37 folders of graphs and observations, 3 envelopes of photographs of rabbits

'Intravenous Infusions II'  CSAC4.73/2  [n.d.]

Contents:
56 folders of graphs and observations on rabbits

'Pituitary Infusions III'  CSAC4.73/3  [n.d.]

Contents:
39 folders of graphs and observations, photographs of rabbits

'Intravenous Infusions IV'  CSAC4.73/4  [n.d.]

Contents:
31 folders of graphs and observations of rabbits

3 folders, Rabbit TSH, Vasopressin, post-pituitary extracts  CSAC4.73/5  [n.d.]

4 folders of photographs, observations, calculations, correspondence on rabbit experiments  CSAC4.73/6  [n.d.]

8 folders of photographs, observations, calculations, correspondence  CSAC4.73/7  [n.d.]

'Rabbits and Controls'  CSAC4.73/8  [n.d.]

Contents:
20 folders of observations, photographs, X-rays

7 Labelled packets of photographs of experimental material  CSAC4.73/9  [n.d.]

14 envelopes of photographs and observations of rabbits  CSAC4.73/10  [n.d.]

Miscellaneous photographs and graphs  CSAC4.73/11  [n.d.]

Box of miscellaneous photographs and graphs of experiments  CSAC4.73/12  [n.d.]

II. Slides  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Boxes of histological sections of control and experimental work on the pituitary gland and other endocrine organs

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