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War - Mobile Bacteriological Laboratory

1914 -1932
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Item 1 A bundle of correspondence on Henry Wellcome's donation of mobile bacteriological laboratory to the war office in the first world war with some subsequent correspondence from 1932. 1914 -1918, letters and cables between Henry Wellcome and Pearson, also Balfour; O'Grady; Balfour; Frederick Treves Details re.: Tilman-Garstang system; lab to also be offered to the US War Department; sending lab to Egypt, Palestine or France; details of design and equipment of lab; details of 'The Ambulance Construction Commission'; compeition to encourage design improvements for field motor ambulances [with prize sponsored by Henry Wellcome] - inc. letters in French and a brochure in French and English dated 1915 on the Competition; 17 pg abstrat of report and awards; ms letter from O'Grady; 3pg letter from Balfour re visit to France in Jan 1916 to visit field hospitals, inc. work with O'Grady; Treves was asked to be Secretary of the Committee. Also inc. cutting from The New York Druggists Circular 1916; 1914 telegram [torn in two]; 1932 a copy of 'An Account of the 37th Mobile Laboratory by JD Benjafield' 4pg. - a chronological history with details about the work carried out. Also a 2 pg report on the Laboratory. Correspondence between Wenyon and Linstead re 'the fate' of the Motor Field Laboratory. Item 2 Additional item - 1918 Correspondence between Henry Wellcome and War Department, Washington re. a grant from WBSR towards developing an ideal "standard" motor Bacteriological Laboratory, with press cutting [with illustrations] from New York Medical Journal (6 April 1918) about a laboratory given by WBSR to the Royal Army Medical Corps Item 3 'Minutes of Proceedings at a Meeting of the competition committee of The Ambulance Construction Commission' 7 Mar 1916. 17 typed pages. Copy sent with cover memo from AC Stevenson of WBSR to Henry Wellcome. Item 4 c. 1915 [Additional?] Ambulance Construction Commission Competition, Prize Competition pamphlet [under the aupices of WBSR] annotated.


1914 -1932

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