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This guide highlights primary source material from the Archives and Manuscripts Collection, relating to the English counties of Durham and Northumberland. It includes information about local families, individuals and organisations.

Durham, Northumberland.

Treasury warrant
From Thomas Clifford, Baron Clifford of Chudleigh, Lord High Treasurer, to the Exchequer, to discharge Major Nicholas Bayly's purchase of fee farm rents in Northumberland, 1673.
Reference: MS.7072/17

Elizabeth Bowes (alive around 1711)
Letter, endorsed "Lady Bowes", to her relative Charles Wren (1652-1722) of Binchester, Durham, concerning the health of "Cousin Baby", 1711.
Reference: MS.7396/1

Mary Anne Fawcett (died 1849), probably of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Recipe book, plus letter from a family member in Bicester, 1793-1832.
Reference: MS.2339

Richard Paxton (alive around 1753-1799), surgeon, Maldon, Essex
Casebook, including material on cases observed while under Richard Lambert at Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1753-1759), 1799.
Reference: MS.3820

Anthony Clapham (alive around 1822-1836), soda and alkali manufacturer, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Laboratory notebook, 1822-36.
Reference: MS.1655

Hugh Lee Pattinson (1794-1858), metallurgical chemist, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Letterbooks including material on his businesses, 1828-56.
Reference: MSS.3805-10

Martin family, eccentrics, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Jonathan Martin (1782-1838), fanatical Wesleyan, incendiary. Drawing, pencil and ink, of a vision seen by Martin, plus printed obituary, 1829-1838. William Martin (1772-1851), brother of Jonathan Martin, ropemaker, natural philosopher, poet and "philosophical conquerer of all nations": printed poems on Newcastle High-Level Bridge and on a skiff race, c.1847.
Reference: MS.7312/17-18

Stockton & Darlington Railway Company
Financial interests in the company were held by several members of the Hodgkin family. See 'General' section.
Reference: PP/HO

Backhouse family, Cleveland area
Hodgkin family archive includes extensive correspondence with their relatives the Backhouses. See 'General' section.
Reference: PP/HO

Pease family, Cleveland area
Hodgkin family archive includes correspondence with various members of the Pease family. See 'General' section.
Reference: PP/HO

Thomas Hodgkin DCL (1831-1913), founder of Hodgkin's Bank, Newcastle, later resident at Bamburgh Castle
Correspondence and papers in the Hodgkin family archive. See 'General' section.
Reference: PP/HO

James Paul (alive around 1869), gardener
Application for the post of drawing-master at Berwick-upon-Tweed Academy, 1869.
Reference: MS.7524/9

Society of Medical Officers of Health
Records of Northern Counties Association, Northern Branch and Northern Region, 1875-1974.
Reference: SA/SMO/N.8

Charles Brodie Sewell MD (1817-1900), physician
Journal of holiday tour in Northern England, Scotland and Ireland, 1890.
Reference: MS.4513

Thomas Gallacher (alive around 1894-1942), general practitioner based for most of his career in Blyth, Northumberland
Certificates, 1894-5.
Reference: MS.7518

Queen’s Nursing Institute
Records of relations with affiliated local branches, 1890s-1970s. Some deposited material from local district nursing associations.
Reference: SA/QNI

Northumberland County Asylum, Morpeth
Letter by unidentified female inmate describing her belief that she is being killed by inches through the gradual removal of parts of her body, 1896.
Reference: MS.7524/20

Spencer Dakers & Co, pharmacists, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Pocket account book recording the purchase of drugs from Spencer Dakers & Co, apparently by a veterinarian, 1896-1914.
Reference: MS.7161

Hind, Haynes & Smith, medical practice, Stockton-on-Tees
Practice ledger, 1897-1910.
Reference: MS.7643

Ronald Hare
Unpublished autobiography includes his childhood, and family background, in County Durham.
Reference: PP/HAR

Research Defence Society
Records of Northern Counties branch, c.1908-19.
Reference: SA/RDS/D.1

British Medical Association
Material on Public Medical Services in all areas of the UK, also on specific local friendly/medical aid societies, medical institutions, etc, 1910s-60s.
Reference: SA/BMA

George Grey Turner (1877-1951)
Material relating to early life (born North Shields), period on staff of Royal Infirmary, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1906-27, and then as Professor of Surgery, University of Durham, 1927-35, and associations with the area.
Reference: PP/GGT

Medical Women’s Federation
File on proposed federation of (London) Association of Registered Medical Women with North Eastern Association, 1914. Proposed amalgamation of local Associations for Registered Medical Women into Federation, 1916. Correspondence with local Associations, 1960s-80s.
Reference: SA/MWF

George Cuthbert Mura M'Gonigle
Personal papers of Medical Officer of Health, Stockton-on-Tees, 1924-39.
Reference: PP/GMG

Family Planning Association (formerly National Birth Control Association)
Records of its dealings with its own regional federations, area organisation, local branches and clinics, correspondence with local authorities, 1930-74. Records of its regional administration, 1965-1991. Includes records of following branches: Newcastle, 1929-73, Darlington, 1949-73, Teesside, 1951-72, historical notes on Ashington and Sunderland, 1973.
Reference: SA/FPA

Henry McIlwain (1912-1992)
Material relating to education at Armstrong College, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, University of Durham, 1930s.
Reference: PP/MCI

Travelling Surgical Society
Visits to Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1933, 1971, 1989.
Reference: SA/TSS

National Birthday Trust Fund
Correspondence with Princess Mary Maternity Hospital, Newcastle, 1933-6. Experimental scheme for supplying additional foodstuffs to expectant mothers in ‘Special Areas’ in the North East, 1936-9.
Reference: SA/NBT

James Randal Hutchinson (c.1880-1955)
Death from anaphylactic shock after scarlet fever immunisation, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1937-8.
Reference: PP/JRH/A.80

Dr Keith Hodgkin (1918-1999), general practitioner at Stockton and Redcar
Records relating to practice, 1940s-70s.
Reference: GP/25

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
North Eastern Local Board, reports and minutes, 1944-1983.
Reference: SA/CSP/J.4/2

Sir Graham Selby Wilson (1895-1987)
Photographs of Newcastle Public Health Laboratory, no date. ?1950s.
Reference: PP/GSW/H.18

Multiple Sclerosis Society
Files on specific local branches, 1950s-70s.
Reference: SA/MSS/C

Sir Robert Macintosh (1897-1989)
Travel diaries of visits to Newcastle, 1954, 1956.
Reference: PP/RRM/C.92-3

Cancer Research Campaign
Files relating to the North of England Council, 1954-72.
Reference: SA/CRC/F.1/17

Medical Pilgrims
Records of ‘Pilgrimages’ to Newcastle, 1956, 1979.
Reference: SA/PIL

Pioneer Health Centre Ltd
Thornaby Project, Stockton-on-Tees, 1967-9.
Reference: SA/PHC/C.3

John Cary Gilson (1912-1989)
Correspondence, reports etc, relating to Department of Occupational Health and Hygiene, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1970s-80s.
Reference: GC/237/D.1

ASH (Action on Smoking and Health)
Northern Branch, 1976-89.
Reference: SA/ASH/E.1/2

Alice Mary Stewart
Files relating to interaction with local groups and individuals concerned about the environment and issues to do with low-level radiation, 1980s-90s.
Reference: PP/AMS

Health Concern (founded 1984/1985)
Some material relating to the establishment of Newcastle Health Concern in 1986, a local branch of Health Concern.
Reference: SA/HCN

BACUP (British Association of Cancer United Patients and their Family and Friends)
Press cuttings relating to the Newcastle free helpline, 1989, and photos.
Reference: SA/BAC/M.6/5, N.2

Biochemical Society
File on Northern Regional Section, 1991-6, files on meetings held in region, etc.
Reference: SA/BIO

Oral History of General Practice, 1935-52
Tapes and transcripts of interviews with John Makepeace, Sunderland; Keith Hodgkin, Redcar, 1992-4.
Reference: GP/29

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