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Whitby, Lionel Ernest Howard, Sir, 1895 - 1956 (Knight, haematologist)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1895 - 1956

Sphere of activity

Master of Downing 1947-56.

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

 File

Diaries compiled by Lionel and Ethel Whitby, 1943 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/WHI/2/3
Scope and Contents Mainly during foreign or academic tours. Although Lady Whitby accompanied Sir Lionel on some trips after the end of the Second World War, some of these diaries were written for each other, when separated by foreign travel and work, with the intention that they could read them when reunited. The diaries cover the latter part of the Second World War, when Dr Whitby was Commanding Officer of the Army Blood Transfusion Service, and his time as Regius Professor of Physic at the University of...
Dates: 1943 - 1956
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Some records series are subject to confidentiality restrictions with the following closure periods: 30 years from date of creation for general administration files, legal records and financial files; 50 years from date of creation for governmental records, including papers of the College Governing Body and College Council, and constituent committees; 100 years from date of creation for personal and personnel records, including tutorial files, staff and fellows files and appointment records, personal finance and pension records. In addition sensitive correspondence and papers concerning College affairs such as disputes and disciplinary matters are closed for 100 years. Restrictions apply on some personal and private papers.
 Item — Container: DCPP/WHI/2/3/4

Diary and medical notebook relating to Belgium and Holland visit, 30 Nov - 4 Dec 1944, 1944-11 - 1944-12

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/WHI/2/3/4
Scope and Contents Diary annotated 'Odyssey No. 3'. Whitby is in the Nijmegen salient, which is still being shelled. He mentions the Prime Minister (although but doubtful if he was on this trip). Notebook annotated 'B. L. A.' recording visits to hospitals and others met on the tour, discussions of blood stocks, treatments for patients seen etc.
Dates: 1944-11 - 1944-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Some records series are subject to confidentiality restrictions with the following closure periods: 30 years from date of creation for general administration files, legal records and financial files; 50 years from date of creation for governmental records, including papers of the College Governing Body and College Council, and constituent committees; 100 years from date of creation for personal and personnel records, including tutorial files, staff and fellows files and appointment records, personal finance and pension records. In addition sensitive correspondence and papers concerning College affairs such as disputes and disciplinary matters are closed for 100 years. Restrictions apply on some personal and private papers.
 Item — Container: DCPP/WHI/2/3/5

Diary of Lady Whitby, accompanying Sir Lionel Whitby on his first American lecture tour, Oct-Dec 1946, 1946-10-16 - 1946-11-30

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/WHI/2/3/5
Scope and Contents Entries record a hectic schedule of one university/medical centre after another, with an exhausting catalogue of functions attended and people met.
Dates: 1946-10-16 - 1946-11-30
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Some records series are subject to confidentiality restrictions with the following closure periods: 30 years from date of creation for general administration files, legal records and financial files; 50 years from date of creation for governmental records, including papers of the College Governing Body and College Council, and constituent committees; 100 years from date of creation for personal and personnel records, including tutorial files, staff and fellows files and appointment records, personal finance and pension records. In addition sensitive correspondence and papers concerning College affairs such as disputes and disciplinary matters are closed for 100 years. Restrictions apply on some personal and private papers.
 Item — Container: DCPP/WHI/2/3/7

Lady Whitby's diary accompanying Sir Lionel on the Canadian and American lecture tour, Aug-Sep 1949, 1949-08-16 - 1949-09-26

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/WHI/2/3/7
Scope and Contents Small pocket address book.
Dates: 1949-08-16 - 1949-09-26
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Some records series are subject to confidentiality restrictions with the following closure periods: 30 years from date of creation for general administration files, legal records and financial files; 50 years from date of creation for governmental records, including papers of the College Governing Body and College Council, and constituent committees; 100 years from date of creation for personal and personnel records, including tutorial files, staff and fellows files and appointment records, personal finance and pension records. In addition sensitive correspondence and papers concerning College affairs such as disputes and disciplinary matters are closed for 100 years. Restrictions apply on some personal and private papers.
 Series

Medical and academic papers, speeches and articles of Sir Lionel Whitby, 1921 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/WHI/1
Scope and Contents Includes original handwritten or typewritten speech notes and copies of printed articles on a wide variety of medical topics. Files of original papers often with handwritten notes by Sir Lionel and, in some cases, lists of contents in hand of Lady Whitby.
Dates: 1921 - 1956
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Some records series are subject to confidentiality restrictions with the following closure periods: 30 years from date of creation for general administration files, legal records and financial files; 50 years from date of creation for governmental records, including papers of the College Governing Body and College Council, and constituent committees; 100 years from date of creation for personal and personnel records, including tutorial files, staff and fellows files and appointment records, personal finance and pension records. In addition sensitive correspondence and papers concerning College affairs such as disputes and disciplinary matters are closed for 100 years. Restrictions apply on some personal and private papers.
 Item — Container: DCPP/WHI/2/3/1

North Africa etc (Vol. 1 and 2), 1943-06 - 1943-07

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/WHI/2/3/1
Scope and Contents Diary written by Lionel for Ethel to read on his return. The first small diary includes family photographs glued in by Ethel to 'Leo, June 1943' and signed 'God speed, E.' with a religious verse on each dated page - and Lionel's handwritten thoughts and updates. These are initially mainly of missing home and suffering on the sea journey from sea-sickness. He later describes passing Gibraltar, Oran, trips to hospitals around Algiers and on to Philippville, Tunis, Sousse and Tripoli before flying...
Dates: 1943-06 - 1943-07
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Some records series are subject to confidentiality restrictions with the following closure periods: 30 years from date of creation for general administration files, legal records and financial files; 50 years from date of creation for governmental records, including papers of the College Governing Body and College Council, and constituent committees; 100 years from date of creation for personal and personnel records, including tutorial files, staff and fellows files and appointment records, personal finance and pension records. In addition sensitive correspondence and papers concerning College affairs such as disputes and disciplinary matters are closed for 100 years. Restrictions apply on some personal and private papers.
 Series — Container: DCPP/WHI/2

Personal papers, 1916 - 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/WHI/2
Scope and Contents Includes some copies of originals held by the Whitby family relating to Sir Lionel's life, military (both World Wars) and medical career, with some biographical information. Includes: copies of medical certificates, 1918-27; letter from Clementine Churchill, 4 September 1944, thanking Brigadier Whitby for 'looking after Winston' and two letters from 'Leo' to his wife from Chateau Frontenac, 10-11 September 1944 (describing the long journey to the Quebec Conference and various meetings with...
Dates: 1916 - 1964
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Some records series are subject to confidentiality restrictions with the following closure periods: 30 years from date of creation for general administration files, legal records and financial files; 50 years from date of creation for governmental records, including papers of the College Governing Body and College Council, and constituent committees; 100 years from date of creation for personal and personnel records, including tutorial files, staff and fellows files and appointment records, personal finance and pension records. In addition sensitive correspondence and papers concerning College affairs such as disputes and disciplinary matters are closed for 100 years. Restrictions apply on some personal and private papers.
 Fonds

Personal papers of Sir Lionel Whitby, Regius Professor of Physic at Cambridge University (1945-56) and Master of Downing College, 1916 - 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/WHI
Scope and Contents Includes original articles, diaries, photographs and other papers, plus copies of originals held by the family of Sir Lionel Whitby. Also includes other items such as his undergraduate gown, copies of published books and secondary material donated by his family.
Dates: 1916 - 1964
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Some records series are subject to confidentiality restrictions with the following closure periods: 30 years from date of creation for general administration files, legal records and financial files; 50 years from date of creation for governmental records, including papers of the College Governing Body and College Council, and constituent committees; 100 years from date of creation for personal and personnel records, including tutorial files, staff and fellows files and appointment records, personal finance and pension records. In addition sensitive correspondence and papers concerning College affairs such as disputes and disciplinary matters are closed for 100 years. Restrictions apply on some personal and private papers.
 Item — Container: DCPP/WHI/2/3/10

Planning notes and diary of Sims Tour to Australia and New Zealand, May-July 1956, 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/WHI/2/3/10
Scope and Contents Includes detailed planning notes, but fairly rough notes of the actual tour.
Dates: 1956
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Some records series are subject to confidentiality restrictions with the following closure periods: 30 years from date of creation for general administration files, legal records and financial files; 50 years from date of creation for governmental records, including papers of the College Governing Body and College Council, and constituent committees; 100 years from date of creation for personal and personnel records, including tutorial files, staff and fellows files and appointment records, personal finance and pension records. In addition sensitive correspondence and papers concerning College affairs such as disputes and disciplinary matters are closed for 100 years. Restrictions apply on some personal and private papers.
 Item — Container: DCPP/WHI/2/3/2

Quebec Conference diary, 5-26 September 1944, 1944-09

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/WHI/2/3/2
Scope and Contents Marked 'To Canada with the Prime Minister and Chiefs of Staff' inside front cover. A small pocket diary, about 30 pages of writing, written to his wife Ethel Whitby in his absence. Describes lunch with the Prime Minister on the train on the way to board the Queen Mary, 5 September, where Whitby joined Sir Alan Brooke, Admiral Cunningham and Sir Charles Portal. He refers to the 'noble Lord' (Churchill's physician, Lord Moran) and describes a sumptuous dinner on board on 6 Sept. Entries include:...
Dates: 1944-09
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Some records series are subject to confidentiality restrictions with the following closure periods: 30 years from date of creation for general administration files, legal records and financial files; 50 years from date of creation for governmental records, including papers of the College Governing Body and College Council, and constituent committees; 100 years from date of creation for personal and personnel records, including tutorial files, staff and fellows files and appointment records, personal finance and pension records. In addition sensitive correspondence and papers concerning College affairs such as disputes and disciplinary matters are closed for 100 years. Restrictions apply on some personal and private papers.

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