Guide to the Papers of J. H. L. Cumpston


MS 434

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Collection Summary

J. H. L. Cumpston
Papers of J. H. L. Cumpston
Date Range
Collection Number
MS 434
0.3 metres (2 boxes)
Language of Materials
National Library of Australia


Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record ( for the access conditions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions. For such material, written permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder(s). Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.

Preferred Citation

Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of J. H. L. Cumpston, National Library of Australia, MS 434, [box number and series and/or file number]'.

Item Descriptions

Health and disease in Australia: a history (Item 1)

Vol. 1. (Pages ix, 1 - 386). Bound typescript with manuscript alterations.

Health and disease in Australia (Item 2)

Vol. 2 (Pages 387-729, plus index of 17 pp). Also includes photocopies of Items 1 & 2.

Cumpston, J.H.L. The culture of human life. George Adlington Syme Oration. Reprint from the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, July 1946 (Item 3)

Vol. xvi, no.1 13 pp (3 copies).

Statutes of the most distinguished order of Saint Michael and St George, 1923, and associated correspondence. (Item 4)

Miscellaneous material (File 5)

(i) Tourist map of Colombo dated 6/4/18

(ii) Archaeological map of Anuradhapura Town, dated 20/8/30

(iii) Photographs presumably connected with Cumpston's writings on Sir Thomas Mitchell, being photographs of Glenelg River area, South Australia, the Grampians, Mount Arapiles, Vic., Mitchell's residence at Darling Point, etc. and several items held in the Mitchell Library, Sydney.

J.H.L. Cumpston: The history of smallpox in Australia, 1788-1908 (Item 6)

Govt. Printer, 1914. Commonwealth of Australia, Quarantine Service Publication no.3. Pages interfiled and bound, containing corrections and annotations. Also two letters dated 1915, with thanks for copies of above.