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Lord Taylor of Harlow
TitleLord Taylor of Harlow
Scope and Content of Fonds In 1985 Lord Taylor of Harlow offered his papers to Memorial University and the gift was welcomed - despite the fact that only a minor portion of the collection relates to his tenure as University President, - from 1967-1973. - - The significance of this collection rests in its integrity, spanning as it does a full life-time, and representing - all facets of Taylor's varied career, from his school days, through his medical training at St. Thomas's - Hospital, and his early clinical and psychiatric work. His wartime career with the Home Intelligence - Division of the Ministry of Information and the Wartime Social Survey generated two boxes of reports - which provide a wealth of material on conditions in wartime Britain. - - In political life he held advisory roles in the fields of health, housing, education and commonwealth - relations. - - Specifically these papers chronicle the life of a 'man and his times'. As a Labour M.P., an administrator - and a doctor, Taylor was in the fore-front of much of the social and political reform which took place in - post war Britain, and it is to the biographer and social historian of this era that the collection will prove its - value. - - Of particular interest are the Commonplace Books, a carefully annotated collection of medical, political - and social notes, and news cuttings including many of his Parliamentary speeches, in scrap-book form, - from 1954 to 1974. - - The collection includes personal papers from his career as Director of Home Intelligence and Wartime Social Survey in the British Ministry of Information (1940-1944), as Labour M.P. and policy advisor on National Health, as Medical Director of Harlow Industrial Health Service, as conciliator of the Saskatchewan Medicare debate (1962), and as President and Vice-Chancellor of Memorial University of Newfoundland (1967-1972). Manuscripts of his published writing, principally omedical subjects, and of his autobiography. Commonplace books, 1950-1976, personal correspondence. -
Extent of Fonds10 m. 10.6 linear metres. 11 folio sheets (OMF-039).
Author of Finding AidThomas, Roberta
Date of Finding Aid1987
PublisherMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries
Resource TypeFinding Aid
CollectionArchives and Special Collections - Finding Aids (EAD)
SponsorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Division
RestrictionsThere are no restrictions on access to or use of the material in this collection. Copyright regulations may apply.
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