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All posts by Claire Frankland

Sir Ronald Ross’s Russian trip, January 1912

 

 

In January 1912, Sir Ronald Ross was invited to join an official visit to the Russian Duma. This was a reciprocal trip to St. Petersburg and Moscow after members of the Russian Duma had visited the UK Parliament.
The group left Victoria Station on 22nd January 1912, crossing…

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Experience in the Archives

By Kate Veale

As part of my Masters in Archives and Record Management, I was lucky enough to gain a two week placement in the archive of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. My task was to sort, arrange and catalogue the Bradley collection, which contains papers from a…

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Work Experience at the LSHTM Archives: Great War Bake Off and Other Projects

By Louise Woof

I have been fortunate enough to be able to spend two weeks at the archive, learning the role of an archivist and undertaking various projects from listing AIDS research papers to setting up displays for the Great War Bake Off. Here is a brief glimpse of a…

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Enter the Archives Great War Bake-Off

Could you bake an Eggless Fruit Cake, a Spiced Apple Sauce Cake, 1916 Gingerbread Sponge or even a First World War Trench Cake?

Now is your chance to show off your baking skills in LSHTM Archive’s Great War Bake-Off. As part of Explore Your Archive week, which runs…

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Ross’s War

The Library & Archives Service holds a collection of over 20,000 items relating to Sir Ronald Ross, the discoverer of the mosquito transmission of malaria and the first Briton to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1902.

The collection spans the whole of his career from his…

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Happy Easter from the Archives!

Major Ronald Ross received this Easter greeting sent by Dr F Genovese in 1910 from the province of Caulonia, Calabria, Italy .

The postcard shows a group waiting to receive quinine treatment for malaria.

 

A second postcard from Genovese to Ross, shows  a bullock cart transporting Genovese and Professor Bartholemew…

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Last week to enter the Photo Competition

With the deadline of Friday 28th February fast approaching, you have one week left to send in your photographs to this year’s Photo Competition.

There are three cash prizes to be won, and the winning entry will appear on the School’s website and Chariot news blog. Previous winning…

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Love in the Archives

 

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we are focussing on our most romantic item in the collection – the Carpenter diary. This is a joint diary between a married couple, Geoffrey and Amy Carpenter, who lived and worked in Uganda in the 1920s researching sleeping sickness. Read more

Family History Mystery

Christine Rooke, who lives in Norfolk, was keen to learn more about her father, Leopold Abram. He was born on December 8th 1913 and grew up in Plumstead, South London. Chrisitne was born in 1947, and her father sadly died of cancer at the age of 46.  As 2013 was…

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