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James Augustine Haran papers

 Collection
Call Number: Ms Coll 59

Scope and Contents

The papers include degrees from Trinity College, Dublin; certificates of hospital training; Haran's appointment as Medical Officer in the East Africa Protectorate; various reports on the plague in Nairobi, Kisumu, Mombasa, and the Gold Coast; his work during the war as Deputy Principal Medical Officer of the East African Protectorate; and other reports and correspondence. Of note are a map of Kisumu showing plague areas, and a broadside on the plague in the Gold Coast. The collection also contains a manuscript on St. Patrick written in 1937.

Dates

  • 1890-1937

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English except for the Latin diplomas.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is available for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased 2017.

Related Materials

James Augustine Haran, "Notes on some cases of plague which occurred in Nairobi [British East Africa] during the months of March & April 1902," 1902, Manuscript 20th cent+

Extent

1 boxes

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/med.ms.0059

Overview

The papers include degrees from Trinity College, Dublin; certificates of hospital training; Haran's appointment as Medical Officer in the East Africa Protectorate; various reports on the plague in Nairobi, Kisumu, Mombasa, and the Gold Coast; his work during the war as Deputy Principal Medical Officer of the East African Protectorate; and other reports and correspondence. Of note are a map of Kisumu showing plague areas, and a broadside on the plague in the Gold Coast. The collection also contains a manuscript on St. Patrick written in 1937.

Biographical / Historical

James Augustine Haran was born December 16, 1869 in Limerick, Ireland. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Trinity College, Dublin in 1891, and his medical degree from Trinity College, Dublin, in 1895. In 1898 he was appointed by the British Foreign Office as a medical officer in the East Africa Protectorate. Administration of the Protectorate was transferred to the Colonial Office in 1902. In World War I, Haran was appointed a Major. Haran worked mostly in what is now Kenya where he handled several outbreaks of plague including in Kisumu, Nairobi, and Mombasa. He was also assigned to organize public health services against the plague in the Gold Coast. In 1913, he was appointed Deputy Principal Medical Officer of the East Africa Protectorate, and in 1914 he given the rank of Major in World War I. Little is readily available on his life after the War. He died in Bath, Somerset, England, in 1940.
Title
James Augustine Haran papers
Author
Toby A. Appel
Date
2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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