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Mellanby films. Compilation 1, Private.

  • Film

About this work


Mellanby film compilation 1 is made up of reel 1 and reel 11 of the original films. It contains mostly private footage of the Mellanby family: 1933 - Sheffield Degree Day; Mrs. Mellanby DSc. Staff of Field Laboratories / 1933 - Cornwall on holiday with Roberts family / 1934 - Sheffield Degree Day. Dr. Mellanby DSc. Dr. Mellanby on bicycle at Lodge Moor. Penrice and Payne families at Lodge Moor / 1936 - Penrice children at home and with others at Lodge Moor / 1937 - Coronation. Sir Edward and Lady Mellanby in court dress / 1938 - Jeanne Willis. Gillian Kelley. Janet Stewart / 1953 - Coronation. Sir Edward Mellanby and lady Mellanby in court dress.


United Kingdom, 1933.

Physical description

2 film reels (16.17 min. ea.) : silent, black and white, 16 mm


Papers and correspondence are held by Archive and Manuscripts; PP/MEL.
This compilation is the first of 10 from a collection of films made at the NIMR to show the effect of various experimental diets on dogs. The collection of films is partly of scientific, partly of historical and biographical interest and comprises 18 reels of research film on aspects of nutrition, including research into Vitamin A deficiency and the nutritional value of cod liver oil, together with two reels of 'home movies' made in Sheffield, Cornwall and London at various dates between 1933 and 1953.

Creator/production credits

Sir Edward and Lady May Mellanby, University of Sheffield and MRC Human Nutritional Research Unit, NIMR, Mill Hill, London

Copyright note




  • English

Where to find it

  • LocationStatusAccess
    Closed stores
    3300F (REEL 1)
    By appointmentManual request
  • LocationStatusAccess
    Closed stores
    3300F (REEL 11)
    By appointmentManual request

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