Dale, Sir Henry Hallett (1875-1968)

  • Dale, Sir Henry Hallett, 1875-1968
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


Various papers, including experimental notebooks, 1913-1916; biographical items; drafts of articles, 1919-1925; lectures, 1920s; and congratulatory letters received.



Physical description

2 boxes

Acquisition note

This material was acquired by the Wellcome Institute Library from various sources over a period of time. PP/HHD/1 was purchased in 1935. PP/HHD/12-23 were presented to the Library by Dale in 1954. PP/HHD/10 was presented by the BBC in 1963. The notebooks (PP/HHD/2-7), the introductory notes to Adventures in Physiology, the notes on his brother and the obituary by F H K Green were presented separately during 1970, by donor or donors unknown. All these items were transferred to the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre in October 1980. PP/HHD was discovered among the papers of the former Director of the Institute, Dr E Ashworth Underwood. Further material (PP/HHD/25-27) was transferred to the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre from the Autograph Letters collection in February 1988 and October 1990.

Biographical note

Physiologist; Nobel laureate

Related material

In the Wellcome Libary:

There are significant amounts of Dale material among the following collections in the Wellcome Library: PP/ASP, PP/CLE, PP/ESS, PP/HBF, PP/LEW, PP/MEL, PP/PBM, PP/RRW, SA/BPS, SA/PHY, SA/SRL.

At other repositories:

The bulk of Dale's papers are held at the Royal Society (ref. 93 HD). A group of certificates and diplomas transferred to the Royal Society by the Wellcome Library is listed as an Appendix to the hard copy catalogue held in the Library's Rare Materials Room.

Location of duplicates

Files 2-7 are also available on microfilm: Notebooks on experiments at Hampstead 1913-1916


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

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Accession number

  • 40
  • 337