Van Heyningen, William Edward (1911-1989)

  • Van Heyningen, W. E. (William Edward), 1911-
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


Laboratory notebooks (bacterial toxins, dysentery, tetanus), 1947-1961; correspondence on cholera, 1967-1978, and tetanus, 1956-1974; miscellaneous reports and publications (mainly cholera).



Physical description

6 boxes 9 transfer boxes, 10 boxes, 1 bundle


A. Laboratory Notebooks, 1947-1961

B. Correspondence on Cholera, 1967-1978

C. Miscellanea: reports, publications etc

D. Correspondence with various individuals, mainly on tetanus research, 1956-1974

Acquisition note

The first accession of these papers was given to the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre by Dr Van Heyningen in November 1979; and he gave further papers to the CMAC in February 1981. Additional material given to the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, Oxford, was transferred to the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre in July 1996.

Biographical note

William Edward Van Heyningen MA,ScD (1911-1989) was a microbiologist.

Related material

GC/209 Cholera Research Laboratory, Dacca

Terms of use

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Accruals note

The following is an interim description of material that has been acquired since this collection was catalogued. This description may change when cataloguing takes place in future:

9 transfer boxes and 11 boxes were received in July 1996 (acc.659), including : Journals; published reports by SEATO (South-East Asia Treaty Organization) and Cholera Research Laboratory Dacca; PSCRL (Pakistan-SEATO Cholera Research Laboratory) proceedings; reprints A-Z; drafts of book 'Why was discovery of cholera toxin so long delayed?'; files entitled 'Research Merck toxin', 'Research Ungar toxin', 'Research Wyeth toxin', 'Finkelstein toxin'; photographs; correspondence regarding Cholera Research Laboratory Dacca and W B O'Shaughnessy; one large film reel.


Acc 659 awaiting cataloguing.
The catalogue is available on microfiche via the National Inventory of Documentary Sources (NIDS).

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Accession number

  • 10
  • 86
  • 659