Collection MS 146 - Arthur Dawson Foote

Identity area

Reference code

MS 146

Title

Arthur Dawson Foote

Date(s)

  • 1918- 2002 (Creation)

Level of description

Collection

Extent and medium

0.64 linear metres

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Name of creator

Biographical history

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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Scope and content

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

Accruals

Not expected

System of arrangement

Usually chronological within series.

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Conditions governing access

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.

Conditions governing reproduction

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

The records are on paper and a tape.

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Description identifier

MS 146

Rules and/or conventions used

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

Status

Catalogued

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Language(s)

  • English

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