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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:


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 Fonds: Generally open.

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, medals and awards, copies of published books and secondary material donated by his family.

Dates: 1916 - 1964
Conditions Governing Access: Generally open.

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...
Dates: 1944-09
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Generally open.