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Title Napier Papers
Date1 [1947]-[1997]
StorageSite UCL Special Collections
Level Collection
Extent 26 boxes
CreatorName Napier; John Russell (1917-1987); primatologist and physician
AdminHistory Born, 1917; educated, Canford and Medical College of St Bartholomew's Hospital, -1943; House Surgeon, Senior House Surgeon and Chief Assistant to the Orthopaedic Unit, Hill End Hospital (St Bartholomew's Hospital), 1943-1946; Registrar to the Peripheral Nerve Injury Unit, Hill End Hospital, 1946-; demonstrator , Anatomy Department of the London School of Medicine for Women (now the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine), 1946; Visiting Professor at Iowa State University; Reader, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine; helped set up the Unit of Primatology at Royal Free Hospital; Director of the Primate Biology Program of the US National Museum, Smithsonian Institution; Director of a similar unit at Queen Elizabeth College, University of London; Visiting Professorship of Primate Biology at Birkbeck College, University of London; founder of the Primate Society of Great Britain; died, 1987.
Acquisition Part of this collection was received from the Primate Society of Great Britain, Jun 2002. Acquisition of the other material is unknown
FindingAids Basic box list is available.
Description Papers of John Napier including professional correspondence, 1955-1983; biographical material including curriculum vitae and obituaries; typescript drafts of publications by Napier including 'Natural History of Primates', 'Primates and Their Adaptations', 'New World Monkeys' and 'Hands'; reviews by Napier; research material and notes on topics including yeti, structure of hands and feet, fingerprints, hands of primates and primates and early man; reviews of publications by Napier; offprints of articles by Napier and others; notebooks; notes for lectures including 'Elephants and other land giants' and photographs of hands, primates and skulls.
Repository GB 0103
AccessStatus Open
AccessConditions The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.
ReproductionConditions Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.
CatalogueStatus Box list
Arrangement Original order.
Language English
Term Animals
PersonKey Napier; John Russell (1917-1987); primatologist and physician

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