Arthur Dawson Foote
- 1918- 2002 (Creation)
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0.64 linear metres
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A. D. Foote was born in Toxteth in 1931. He was educated in Manchester from 1938 and at Balliol College, Oxford, from 1949 where he read Classics and English. Foote suffered from schizophrenia from the age of 26. After he recovered from an illness he spent some years as Warden of the International Voluntary Service Centre in London. To get a quieter job he worked at the National Central Library in Malet Place till 1965. In 1969 he moved to Dundee where his family stayed; he had to spend the first 5 years in hospital. There, he edited a quarterly magazine for the patients which ran up to 22 issues. A. D. Foote has been writing poetry and short stories as a vocation, and from 1985 earning income as a translator. He speaks Finnish, Polish, Hungarian, Cornish, Arabic, Ido and Interlingua.
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Personal papers. 1942- 1991; Publications. 1952- 1994; Not publicised. c 1980s; Correspondence. 1918- 2002; National Extension College Course. 1977- 1986; Newspapers. c 1980s; Photographs. n.d.; Miscellaneous. 1983- 1995
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Usually chronological within series.
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Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.
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The records are on paper and a tape.
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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997
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