Sir William John Thompson Slides

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Identity Statement

TitleSir William John Thompson Slides
Archive ReferenceIE RCPI/WJTS
Web Link to this Entryhttps://iar.ie/archive/sir-william-john-thompson-slides
Creation Dates1910s-1920s
Level of DescriptionFonds (The whole of the records, regardless of form or medium, organically created and/or accumulated and used by a particular person, family, or corporate body in the course of that creator's activities and functions). (Often, but not always, contiguous with an archives ‘collection’ ).
Extent Medium4 boxes

Context

Creator(s): Mason, Thomas Holmes, 1877-1958 and Thompson, Sir William John, 1861-1929

  • Administrative History ↴

    William John Thompson was born in Co. Tyrone in 1861, he graduates as Licentiate of RCPI and RCSI in 1888, before entering Trinity College where he graduated MB (1894) and MD (1895). He was conferred as a Fellow of RCPI in 1902, and was elected College President in 1924. Thompson was Physician to Jervis Street Hospital and Consulting Physician to the Royal National Hospital for Consumption, as well as operating a private practice. He received a knighthood in 1907. In 1909 Thompson was appointed Registrar General for Ireland, and resigned from medical practice. He held the post until 1926, and was responsible for carrying out the 1911 and 1926 Censuses. Thompson supported Lady Aberdeen in her campaign against Tuberculosis in Ireland, as well as a number of other public health campaigns and societies. He was a member of numerous medical societies, as well as the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, of which he was President.
  • Archival History ↴

    Unknown
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴

    Unknown

Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Mason, Thomas Holmes, 1877-1958 and Thompson, Sir William John, 1861-1929 ↴

    A collection of glass lantern slides belonging to Sir William John Thompson, the majority created [for him] by Thomas Holmes Mason. The slides are statistical in nature, dealing with Irish censuses, birth and marriage rates, and diseases frequency and mortality rates.

    The slides were probably produced to illustrate talks given by Thompson, either as Registrar General for Ireland or to the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland. Thompson presented a number of papers to this society, between 1911 and 1926, on the Irish Censuses and on mortality rates in Ireland.

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Accruals ↴

    No further accruals expected
  • Arrangement ↴

    Minimal Arrangement

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Access subject to the conditions laid out in the Heritage Centre Access Guidelines.
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Creation Dates1910s-1920s
Level of DescriptionFonds (The whole of the records, regardless of form or medium, organically created and/or accumulated and used by a particular person, family, or corporate body in the course of that creator's activities and functions). (Often, but not always, contiguous with an archives ‘collection’ ).
Extent Medium4 boxes
Finding Aids The collection list is available online. Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

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Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteHarriet Wheelock
Date of DescriptionsAugust 2018