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Wenyon, Charles Morley (1878-1948)

  • Wenyon, Charles Morley, 1878-1948
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Zoology notebooks as a student at University College London, c.1900-1905; field notebook while with HM Forces in Egypt 1916 (work on intestinal protozoa).



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Acquisition note

The first six volumes were acquired by the Library in the 1950s. Nos.1-5 were accessioned originally as accessions 301172-5 and stated to be presented by Mrs Wenyon; however, Dr. Neal of the Wellcome Museum of Medical Science has stated that they were left by Wenyon in his office in the Wellcome Laboratory of Tropical Medicine, from which Neal "inherited" them some years later and presented them to the Library. No.6 was accessioned as no.301176 and stated to be received from Edward Alfred Minchin, Wenyon's lecturer at University College London. These six items all entered the Library's Contemporary Medical Archives Centre (CMAC), as it then was, as acc.153. No.7 was received much later from Dr. Finlayson of the Wellcome Medical Sciences Museum and accessioned into the CMAC as acc.164, in March 1984.

Biographical note

Charles Morley Wenyon (1878-1948), CMG, CBE, FRS, was a protozoologist.

He was educated at Kingswood School, Bath, then gained MB, BS and BSc at University College London.

He served in H.M. Forces in Egypt during the First World War. He was awarded the CMG in 1918 and the CBE in 1919.

He was Director of Research in the Tropics to the Wellcome Bureau of Scientific Research.

In 1927 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.

For an obituary see Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society vol.6 (London: Printed and published for the Royal Society by Harrison & Sons Ltd., 1948-1949), pp.627-642, by Cecil A Hoare.

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