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

This record is held by Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections

Details of CSAC15.9.74
Reference: CSAC15.9.74
Title: Papers of SIR WILFRID LE GROS CLARK, F.R.S. (1895 - 1971)

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


Listed by Jeannine Alton Harriot Weiskittel

Date: 1890-1974
Held by: Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Clark, Sir, Wilfred Edward le Gros, 1895-1971, knight, scientist and anatomist

Physical description: 41 Files
Immediate source of acquisition:

The papers, which cover the years 1890 - 1974, were received from Lady Violet Le Gros Clark.

Administrative / biographical background:

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

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