Reference numberMDA/C/9/8
TitleCorrespondence on the Foulerton Professorship held by Ernest Henry Starling
DescriptionApplication and subsequent correspondence relating to the award of the Foulerton Research Professorship to Professor Ernest Henry Starling.

Correspondents include Ernest Henry Starling; William Bate Hardy; Gregory Foster, Provost of University College London; Arthur Edwin Boycott; Grafton Elliot Smith; William Booh Leishman; Frederick Gowland Hopkins; Thomas Renton Elliott; William Henry Bragg; Frederick Williams Andrewes; David Prain; John Rose Bradford; Charles James Martin; Professor C. Lovatt Evans; E.B. Hicks, Finance Secretary and Accountant, University College London; Ethel M Melville, Secretary to Starling; Henry Hallet Dale, Secretary, Royal Society; Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary, Royal Society.

Includes discussion of Starling application for appointment, with reference to his desire to focus on research having devoted considerable time to the administration of being a head of department at University College London; the terms of the professorship, with the input of the Managing Sub-Committee of University College and the Foulerton Research Fund Managing Committee; the view of the Foulerton Committee about whether the inclusion of funds for 'secretarial assistance' are valid, with a final decision being to reject this aspect of the application; payment of funds to Starling, including how the refusal of funds for secretarial costs affects the amount owed to him; the view of the Foulerton Committee on the sum to be allocated to Starling for the year, beginning July 1924, with £200 already agreed with University College for the services of a laboratory assistant to Starling [Charles Scuffle]; whether Starling's appointment should be extended, as the regulations governing research appointments allow, beyond the termination date of April 1926; the funds granted to Starling for the year beginning July 1926, with a list of apparatus of permanent value purchased from the fund (13 July 1926); Starling's break from work due to illness, 27 April 1927, and arrangements for the payment of his pupils L E Bayliss, Fee and Hemingway in Starling's absence; Starling's death, and its affect on financial matters relating to the professorship; the continuation of Starling's work by Bayliss, Fee and Hemingway following his death, and the payment of Scuffle's wages; an account of Starling's scientific expenditure, 1926-1927 and a request from Mrs Starling for any money which might be owed her by the Society; accounts for the expenditure associated with the continuation of Starling's work following his death.
Extent1 file
Typescript copy
Physical descriptionOn paper
Access statusOpen
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NA2388Elliott; Thomas Renton (1877 - 1961)1877 - 1961
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NA1716Boycott; Arthur Edwin (1877 - 1938)1877 - 1938
NA6145Andrewes; Sir; Frederick William (1859 - 1932)1859 - 1932
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NA2435Evans; Sir; Charles Arthur Lovatt (1884 - 1968)1884 - 1968
NA8192Dale; Sir; Henry Hallett (1875 - 1968); physician1875 - 1968
NA8234Hardy; Sir; William Bate (1864 - 1934)1864 - 1934
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