Fraser-Harris, David Fraser (1867-1937)

  • Fraser-Harris, David Fraser, 1867-1937
MSS.8109-8112, 8114-8120, 8122, 8234-8255 & 8968-8989
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


Research notes and drafts relating to two major works by Fraser-Harris. MSS.8109-8112, 8114-8120 and 8122 relate to the history of antisepsis and the essay 'Antiseptics before Lister: a historico-medical survey', which was the Prize Essay in the History of Medicine, University of Glasgow, 1932/3. MSS.8236-8255 and 8968-8989 relate to The History and Lore of Cymric Medicine, a proposed Wellcome Historical Medical Museum study that was never published. Wellcome and Fraser-Harris died close to one another and the momentum of the project was lost.



Physical description

52 files, 1 brochure

Acquisition note

Presented by Mrs Fraser-Harris, 1937, or transferred from WHMM filing cabinets, January 1957. Accessions 69827, 69826 and 96000.

Biographical note

David Fraser Fraser-Harris (1867-1937) was employed by the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum.

Finding aids

Database description transcribed from Richard Aspin and Christopher Hilton's typescript supplement to S.A.J Moorat's Catalogue of Western Manuscripts

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Accession number

  • 69826
  • 69827
  • 96000