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Dr. John Cowell collection,

Main Creator: Cowell, John, 1912-
Summary:Bound volume of Ms lecture notes for "Surgery Lectures" with inscription on inside of front cover "John St. P. Cowell, 61 Marlboro Rd., Donnybrook, or Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin" 16 December 1940 - 17 February 1941; Visitors Book (probably for BCG Unit, St. Ultan's Hospital, 37 Charlemont, Street, Dublin) October 1949 - November 1973; ALS signed on headed paper "The National BCG Committee. St. Ultan's Hospital, 37 Charlemont Street, Dublin 2" by Dr. [?] J. Heinbeck, Oslo, Norway who visited BCG Unit, 29th September 1975; Album of newscuttings relating to the BCG campaign, 1949 - 1951; 6 newspaper cuttings from the Connaught Telegraph, Times Pictorial and the People, relating to the Anti-Tuberculosis Campaign (originally in the album but not pasted into it), 1951-1961; Cowell Family History ; Timeline/draft for lecture on Constance Markievicz, ms on verso of typescript list of doctors etc. 22 pages; Ms list of pages relating to WB Yeats and Maud Gone written on verso of shopping list ; Invitation addressed to John Cowell inviting him to a fund-raising concert in aid of the restoration of St. Mary's Church, 9th April 1989. ; Draft for lecture on Kevin Barry in Ms and typescript; 1 newspaper cutting from RTE Guide 17th April 1970 "Television Drama Competition"; Drafts for plays; Newspaper cuttings from Irish Times, Irish Independent, Sunday Independent, Irish Press, Sunday Independent, Irish Medical Journal relating to Tom Barry, Noel Browne, Michail MacLiamoír, Constance Markievicz and the Crofton Estate (Sligo), 1966-2001; Items relating to the BCG Vaccination Campaign: Address by the Minister for Health at the opening of the B.C.G. Unit at St. Ultain's Hospital, 20th June 1949. (4 sheets); Speech "B.C.G. Vaccination Campaign" (4 sheets x 2 copies) ; 2 copies of information on B.C.G. "Anti-Tuberculosis Vaccination" (2 sheets); Letter (photostat) to the Public Health Office, Sligo, signed by Dr. Burke, Tuberculosis Medical Officer; Copy of advertisement issued by Dr. Burke to the Sligo Papers about the Anti-Tuberculosis Vaccination; 8 miscellaneous items including two RTE compliments slips - one is a ticket to the Gas Company's Theatre, Dun Laoghaire, 13th February 1962.
Citation:National Library of Ireland. Department of Manuscripts.
Notes:Dr. John St. Patrick Cowell was born in Sligo. He went on to study at the Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin and then went to London during the Second World War. He was involved in the scheme to eradicate tuberculosis in Ireland during the 1940's and 1950's at St. Ultain's Hospital, Dublin. He was also a Gate actor and lectured and wrote on historical topics, theatre etc.

Physical description: 72 items ; 38 x 27 cm..

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MS 41,653
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