Series 5 - History of Microbiology in Australia


Date Range1966 - 1989
Quantity15.5 cm, 10 items
ProvenancePhyllis Margaret Rountree
Description

Correspondence, manuscripts, papers, illustrations, reprints, scrapbooks and photographs relating to PMR's work on the history of Australian microbiology.

Includes general information on the Australian Society for Microbiology, and material on Rodd Island, Adrien Loir, and Jean Danysz.


Inventory Listing

5-1 'ASM Newsletters etc'

Material relating to the Australian Society for Microbiology. Includes: membership list for 1968; newsletters no's 6-8; manuscript of an obituary for Dr Jean Tolhurst.

Creator Phyllis Margaret Rountree
Date range 1966 - 1969    Quantity 0.5 cm,
Formats Newsletters and Lists
Inventory Identifier 5-1 Series 5
5-2 'Loir Part 1,2,3' - paper

Manuscript of PMR's paper 'Pasteur in Australia', in three parts. Also includes: a letter from PMR to Dr J.M. Goldsmid (Dept of Pathology, University of Tasmania) submitting the paper to the Australian Microbiologist; a paper by Marie-Louise Hemphill titled 'Part of a Lecture Given on May 22nd 1978, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Sydney'; information on Adrien Loir from the Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science.

Creator Phyllis Margaret Rountree
Date range 1978 - 1983    Quantity 1 cm,
Formats General Correspondence, Drafts and Published Papers or Articles
Inventory Identifier 5-2 Series 5
5-3 'ASM History' - Australian Society for Microbiology

Contains handwritten and typed drafts of a paper by PMR, 'History of the NSW Branch of A.S.M.'. Includes a letter from Dr D. Groot Obbink (Dept of Microbiology, Royal North Shore Hospital)requesting information on the history of the NSW Branch of the ASM.

Creator Phyllis Margaret Rountree
Date range 1980    Quantity 0.5 cm,
Formats General Correspondence, Drafts and Loose Notes
Inventory Identifier 5-3 Series 5
5-4 'ASM History'

Contains inwards and outwards correspondence, papers, publications. Handwritten notes and drafts relating to PMR's contribution to the Bicentennial 'History of Microbiology in Australia'. Correspondents include: Professor David White (Dept of Microbiology, University of Melbourne); Frank Fenner (Editor, History of Microbiology in Australia); Professor B.W. Holloway (Dept of Genetics, Monash University); Amanda Morris (Writer/director, Spectacle Theatre Company, Sydney).

Creator Phyllis Margaret Rountree
Date range 1927 - 1988    Quantity 3 cm,
Formats General Publications, General Correspondence, Drafts, Loose Notes, Published Papers or Articles and Photocopied Documents
Inventory Identifier 5-4 Series 5
5-5 'ASM History - PMR'

Contains draft chapters, inwards and outwards correspondence, papers and illustrations for PMR's contribution to the Bicentennial 'History of Microbiology in Australia'. Correspondents include: Dr P.R. Stewart (Dept of Biochemistry, ANU); Professor Frank Fenner (editor, 'History of Microbiology in Australia'); Professor David White (Dept of Microbiology, University of Melbourne).Papers include: 'Studies on the Bacteriophages of Staphylococcus aureus at the Australian National University'; F.Fenner, 'Trends in Microbiological Research in Australia: Historical Perspectives', The Australian Journal of Science, 31 (7): January 1969, 239-247.

Creator Phyllis Margaret Rountree
Date range 1987 - 1989    Quantity 1 cm,
Formats General Correspondence, Illustrations, Drafts and Published Papers or Articles
Inventory Identifier 5-5 Series 5
5-6 John McGarvie Smith

Contains material on John McGarvie Smith. Includes: manuscript of and PMR's comments on the Australian Dictionary of Biography entry on McGarvie Smith; provisional list of 'Records of the McGarvie Smith Institute'; photocopied materials from the Journal of the Royal Society and Sydney Mail, 1890's. 1988 - 1988 (1892-96; 1956)

Creator Phyllis Margaret Rountree
Date range 1892 - 1988    Quantity 1 cm,
Formats General Correspondence and Photocopied Documents
Inventory Identifier 5-6 Series 5
5-7 'Danysz Paper and Pictures'

Contains material relating to a paper by PMR, 'Jean Danysz - A Forgotten Visitor to Australia'
Includes:a copy of the paper; a letter from Dr Philip Millard and Dr Millard's notes on Danysz taken from the diary of his father, R.J. Millard; handwritten notes; photocopied materials, including: articles from The Pastoralists' Review (1906-1908); 'Report of the Board of Health on Plague in New South Wales, 1907'; 'Broughton Island Experiments: Report By Dr Frank Tidswell Respecting the Use of Virus for the Destruction of Rabbits as Proposed by Dr Danysz'. 1983 - 1987 (1906-1908).

Creator Phyllis Margaret Rountree
Date range 1906 - 1908    Quantity 3.5 cm,
Formats General Correspondence, Illustrations, Drafts, Memoranda, Loose Notes and Photocopied Documents
Inventory Identifier 5-7 Series 5
5-8 Scrapbook - 'Preservation of Rodd Island'

Scrapbook containing: newsclippings about the preservation of Rodd Island from the Sydney Morning Herald and Glebe and Western Weekly; inwards and outwards correspondence. Correspondents include: Mr Michael Maher (MP for Drummoyne); A.R.L. Gordon (Minister for lands). Also includes: copies of the National Parks and Wildlife Service 'Preliminary Historical Assessment - Rodd Island'.

Creator Phyllis Margaret Rountree
Date range 1980 - 1984    Quantity 1.5 cm,
Formats General Correspondence and News Clippings
Inventory Identifier 5-8 Series 5
5-9 'Loir' - Pasteur in Australia

Contains material relating to PMR's publication Pasteur in Australia. Includes: inwards and outwards correspondence; handwritten notes and drafts; photocopies of historical materials from the Illustrated Sydney News and Queensland Agricultural Journal; a photograph of the Pasteur flask; a paper by Professor J. Chaussivert titled 'The First French-Australian Collaboration in the Field of Microbiology'. Correspondents include:Simon Cumming (Keith Turnbull Research Institute, Victoria); P.C. James (National Trust of Australia, NSW); Professor J. Chaussivert (School of French, University of New South Wales; Professor David Sillence (The Children's Hospital, Camperdown); Ian Jack (Microbiology Dept, Melbourne Royal Children's Hospital); Susan Andrews (Secretary, ACT Branch, Australian Society for Microbiology); J.R. Egerton (Dean, Faculty of Vet. Science, University of Sydney). 1980 - 1987 (and 1891-1914).

Creator Phyllis Margaret Rountree
Date range 1891 - 1987    Quantity 3 cm,
Formats General Correspondence, Drafts, Ephemera, Loose Notes, Loose Photographic Prints and Photocopied Documents
Inventory Identifier 5-9 Series 5
5-10 Talk - History of Microbiology in Australia

Manuscript of a paper, 'Early Beginnings of Microbiology in New South Wales', written by PMR and presented by Professor Adrian Lee at the 1st Plenary session of the Australian Society for Microbiology in 1988 in Canberra.

Creator Phyllis Margaret Rountree
Date range 1988    Quantity 0.5 cm,
Formats General Correspondence and Talks and/or Speeches
Inventory Identifier 5-10 Series 5

Published by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre on AustehcWeb, April 2004
Listed by Lisa Jooste and Tim Sherratt
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Updated 13 November 2007
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