Daley, Sir (William) Allen (1887-1969)
- Daley, Allen, Sir.
- Archives and manuscripts
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About this work
The papers in this collection date mainly from the period after Daley's retirement in 1952 until his death in 1969. They comprise correspondence, committee papers, reports, lecture notes and photographs relating to many aspects of public health and community medicine, including other professions in the public health field and health education. Of particular note is the almost complete set of his lecture notes, articles and speeches spanning his career and retirement (see C.3), many of which include other information relating to public health gathered by Daley for the purposes of writing the speech or article. Also, after his retirement he reviewed nearly 600 book and journal articles (see C.7).
The collection is divided into sections as follows:
A. Personal and biographical
E. Australia and Canada
F. Reference files
G. The Croonian lectures
H. Committees and special projects
J. World Health Organization
K. Hospital boards
M. 'National Health Service miscellaneous papers'
William Allen Daley (AWD) held public health offices from the beginning of his career and was the Chief Medical Officer of Health for London County Council from 1939 until his retirement in February 1952, after which he was an Associate Member of the Baltimore Public Health Dept for 4 months.
After returning to Britain, AWD continued to serve on a variety of committees, relating to community health and ancillary professions, as well as other health and medical matters. He was involved in several special studies or projects, either as part of the particular committee or because he was invited to by the organisation. Very often a report was produced as a result of the work or study undertaken by AWD; in most cases, these reports can be found among these papers.
An outline chronology follows:
Feb 1887 Born, Bootle, Lancashire
1898-1903 Merchant Taylors' School, Liverpool
1903-1906 BA, Royal University of Ireland
1906 BSc, University of London
1909 MB,ChB (1st Class), University of Liverpool
1910 MB,BS, University of London
1911 Diploma in Public Health, University of Cambridge
1911-1920 MOH, Bootle
1912 MD in State Medicine, University of London
1913 Marries Mary (Marie) Toomey
1914 Birth of Doreen Daley
1917 Birth of Raymond Daley
1920-1925 MOH, Blackburn
1925-1929 MOH, Hull
1929-1939 Principal Medical Officer, LCC
1939 Elected Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
1939-1952 Chief Medical Officer of Health, LCC
1946 Honorary Member of Liverpool Medical Institution
Feb-Jul 1952 Associate Member of Baltimore City Health Dept
Jan-Apr 1953 Nuffield Foundation Visiting Lecturer, Australia
Jul 1953 Croonian Lectures, RCP
1958 LLD (Honorary), University of Liverpool
1959-1964 President, CCHE
1962 Death of Marie Daley
Feb 1969 Death of AWD
In the Wellcome Library:
Other related collections of interest are the Health Visitors' Association, SA/HVA; the Queen's Nursing Institute, SA/QNI; the Society of Medical Officers of Health, SA/SMO; the Family Planning Association, SA/FPA; the British Medical Association, SA/BMA; the Association of County Medical Officers of Health and the County Medical Officers Group of the Society of Medical Officers of Health, SA/CMO; Association of Area Medical Officers of Health, SA/AMO; James Randal Hutchinson and William Henry Bradley, PP/JRH and Dr Herbert Davies Chalke, GC/200.