- 1922-1933 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
2500 negatives in 22 albums
Name of creator
Surgeon and pharmacologist. Born, West Deeping, Lincs 1888. Died, London 1951. Educated at Winchester and New College Oxford; BA, 1911, MA, 1914. Then trained at University College Hospital. He served in the R.A.M.C. and the R.N.V.R. during the 1914-18 war, before returning to Oxford to complete his studies in pharmacology. In 1922 Heathcote was appointed as the first holder of the chair of pharmacology at the University of Cairo, a post he held until 1933. During his time in Egypt he travelled extensively, forming a notable collection of photographs of Egyptian antiquities. On his return to Britain he took up a post at the Welsh National School of Medicine at Cardiff, eventually becoming Professor of Pharmacology, a post he held until his death.
In the possession of the creator until his death in 1951.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donated by his son Dr A. G. S. Heathcote in 1951.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Negatives of Egyptian antiquities, scenes of daily life, and landscapes.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Kept as received.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Property of the Griffith Institute. Negatives unavailable for consultation.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Negatives presumed to be nitrate and therefore unstable.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
These are originals.
Existence and location of copies
Digital scans have been made of the complete holding.
Related units of description
-A selection of 103 images can be seen at http://www.griffith.ox.ac.uk/gri/heathcote/ and pdfs of all the albums at http://www.griffith.ox.ac.uk/gri/4heathcote_intro.html.