Knapp, Surgeon-Captain Montague Henry

  • Knapp, Surgeon-Captain Montague Henry, 1867-1952
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


Papers relating to his service as Fleet Surgeon, Senior Medical Officer to XI Destroyer Flotilla, HMS Blake, 1915-1917; medical records (largely relating to syphilis), 1910-1917; documents from German naval surgeon; photographs



Physical description

o/s 1 folder 2 boxes

Biographical note

For biographical details relating to Knapp, see obituaries in the British Medical Journal, 1953, i, 339, and The Lancet, 1953, i, 248.

Related material

Material relating to Knapp's involvement in setting up the Naval Warfare Department transferred to the Imperial War Museum April 1998

Ownership note

The provenance of this material is somewhat obscure. Accession 232 was found in one of the Wellcome Institute stores. Additional material (Acc 708) was found during the clearing of the Enfield Store during 1997. Correspondence in the Wellcome Archives indicates that Knapp was involved in the transfer of surplus naval and military medical material from the Imperial War Museum to the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum, in setting up exhibits, and in acquiring other materials for the Wellcome collections. Material specifically relating to Knapp's activities in setting up the Naval Warfare Section in the Imperial War Museum have been transferred to the IWM.


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Accession number

  • 232
  • 708