Catalogue of papers of Ida Mann, 1921-2007

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

C. Parker

2011

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A    Correspondence, 1944-76
B    Research material, 1920s-1973
C    Photographs, 1893-1985
D    Publications, 1921-74
E    Papers relating to Ida Mann, 1980-97
F    Papers and photographs relating to the Ida Mann Lecture and Medal, 1979-2007


Papers of Ida Mann, 1921-2007

Abstract:
Papers of Ida Mann, ophthalmologist (1893-1983), and papers relating to her.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7891-2, 7896-902, d. 4008-14; MSS. Photogr. a. 40, c. 498-500

Extent: 20 shelfmarks
Language of Material: English

Biographical History

Ida Mann was born in 1893 in West Hampstead, London, and educated at Wycombe House School, Hampstead. Having passed the Civil Service Girl Clerks' exam, she secured a job at the Post Office Savings Bank, aged seventeen. A benevolent visit to the London Hospital in Whitechapel revived a fierce desire to study medicine and she was amazed to discover that such a career was possible if she enrolled at the only medical school open to women, the London School of Medicine for Women. Despite opposition from her father, she passed the London matriculation exam in 1914, one of only eight women out of hundreds of passes. She completed her studies, 'with no trouble and intense delight' (Mann 1986: 64), and qualified in 1920. After applying for many junior posts, she was appointed to work under the Ophthalmic House Surgeonship at the hospital. Although she had no particular interest in eyes, she soon realised that this fascinating subject was to be her life's work. She developed her specialism in ophthalmology and embryology and at the same time acquired her qualification in general surgery, becoming F.C.R.S. in 1924. She was appointed to a staff post at Moorfields in 1927 (an unpaid but prestigious position) and was the first woman to achieve this seniority. She funded her independence by establishing a private practice in Harley Street. Her curiosity led to research into the comparative anatomy of the invertebrate eye, working with the reptiles in London Zoo.

In 1941 she was appointed the Margaret Ogilvy Reader in Ophthalmology at Oxford University. During her tenure she oversaw the building of the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology, appointed Antoinette Pirie as Biochemist, replaced the matron with a more competent sister from Moorfields, re-started the diploma courses, inaugurated the Orthoptic School and re-instituted the Oxford Congress. She also continued her work for the war effort as the head of a research team working for the Chemical Defence Research Department, testing the effects of toxic chemicals on the eye. She collaborated with Rudolph Peters, biochemist, who had discovered British anti Lewisite, an antidote to the chemical warfare agent, Lewisite, and she also worked with Sir Howard and Lady Florey on the effects of penicillin on bacteria in humans. Her efforts were recognised by the university in 1945 when she was given a personal professorship, the first woman to receive one.

In 1944 she married Professor William Gye, a pathologist and director of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund. After the war, partly due to his poor health, they emigrated to Australia where she continued her clinical practice and also conducted research into the impact of genes and the environment on eye disease, with particular reference to the Aboriginal people. She travelled extensively throughout Australia and Oceania studying the incidence of eye disease in different races and cultures. In particular she highlighted the high incidence of trachoma amongst Aboriginal peoples, at a time when it was thought to have been eradicated in Australia. She was incredibly hard-working and insatiably curious, and continued working and exploring into old age. She was appointed CBE in 1950 and DBE in 1980. She died at her home in Perth in 1983.

Scope and Content

The papers comprise correspondence with colleagues, draft lectures, patient records, off-prints of journal articles, as well as personal photographs, and her draft autobiography. Additionally there are papers relating to Ida Mann, comprising correspondence of her colleague, Dorothy Potter; papers and correspondence of Anthony Bron, and correspondence and photographs relating to the Ida Mann Lecture and Medal.

Acquisition

Acquired as a donation from the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology, 1 May 2008.

Restrictions on Access

Some patient records are restricted to protect patient confidentiality.

Separated Material

Aboriginal artefacts donated to the Bodleian Library with this collection have been transferred to the Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford, accession number 2011.68. Diaries, 1953-83; letters, manuscripts and articles by and about Ida Mann, 1930-?, and poetry and photographs, are held at the J.S. Battye Library of West Australian History, State Library of Western Australia, Perth, where they were deposited by Mary Durack. The manuscript of her book, Culture, Race, Climate and Eye Disease, 1967, is held at the National Library of Australia, Canberra.

Related Material

Oxford University Archives holds papers relating to the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology, OP 1-52, some of which relate to Ida Mann.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 7891, fols. 1-2].

Personal names (NCA Rules)

Mann | Ida Caroline | 1893-1983 | ophthalmologist

Subjects (LCSH)

Ophthalmology

A   Correspondence, 1944-76


Correspondence with colleagues and friends
Date: 1944-76
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7891
Extent: 75 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Fols. 1-19 are restricted.

Scope and Content:

Comprising:

  • (fols. 1-19) = Res. [correspondence with colleagues, relating to cases of foetal abnormalities of the eye, 1944-7]
  • (fol. 20) poem written for Mary Durack Miller, beg. 'Come back to Adsett, Mavourneen, Mavourneen', 1965
  • (fol. 21) poem written by Mary Durack Miller for Ida, entitled, 'Ida', n.d.
  • (fol. 22) flights itinerary, June-Sept. 1966
  • (fols. 23-75) letters to Dorothy Potter, colleague, relating to their research on Maoris, and containing personal news, 1966-76

B   Research material, 1920s-1973


Drawings
Date: late 1920s-1962
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4008
Extent: 137 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprising:

  • (fols. 1-131) 'A series of drawings illustrating the development of the vertebrate eye', typescript text, with photographs of drawings glued on to each page, removed from a ring binder [late 1920s]
  • (fols. 132-6) alterations to diagrams in the Science of Seeing, 2nd edition (1962)

Lectures, articles and research notes
Date: 1920s-73
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7892
Extent: 216 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Fols. 111-216 are restricted.

Scope and Content:

The research material and draft papers on Maoris were supplied by Dorothy Potter to Anthony Bron in 1989. Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-110) lectures and articles, comprising:
    • (fols. 1-9) 'Evolution, Development, Binocular Considerations / Lecture 2', typescript, [?1920s] FRAGILE
    • (fols. 10-22) Ida Mann, 'The bearing of embryology on clinical diagnosis in diseases of the eye', carbon copy typescript of The Montgomery Lecture, [1935] FRAGILE
    • (fols. 23-34) Ida Mann, 'Report on a case of congenital cystic eye', carbon copy typescript, annotated, 'T.O.S. Australia B.M.A.', 1939
    • (fols. 35-49) 'The history, development and modern forms of contact lenses', Obrig Lecture Notes 1951
    • (fols. 50-67) Ida Mann and Dorothy Potter, 'A Preliminary Study of the Maoris of New Zealand', 1967, carbon copy of typescript, annotated, 'Singapore Paper'
    • (fols. 68-76) Ida Mann and Dorothy Potter, 'A Prelimary Study of the Maoris of New Zealand', 1967, typescript, heavily annotated by Dorothy Potter
    • (fols. 77-107) Ida Mann and Dorothy Potter, 'Geographic Ophthalmology: A Preliminary Study of the Maoris of New Zealand', carbon copy of typescript, annotated, 'Am J. Ophthal'
    • (fols. 108-110) 'Contact lenses and Dr. Josef Dallos', carbon copy of typescript talk by Ida Mann, 1973
  • (fols. 111-216) = Res. [research on Maori patients, conducted with Dorothy Potter, comprising:
    • (fols. 111-24) notes on trachoma research [c.1966]
    • (fols. 125-99) hand-written data on individual Maori patients, 1967, with a typescript copy
    • (fols. 200-216) patient record cards, 1968]

C   Photographs, 1893-1985


Slides of personal photographs of Ida Mann
Date: 1893-1980
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 498
Extent: 98 slides

Scope and Content:

Comprises slide of the following photographs:

  • (fols. 1-18) personal photographs of Ida Mann, 1893-1969, comprising:
    • (fol. 1) Ellen and Frederick Mann (parents), with Ida and her brother, Arthur, studio portrait, 1893
    • (fol. 2) Ida Mann with her parents and brother, Arthur, studio portrait, [1900]
    • (fol. 3) Ida Mann, aged 9, full length studio portrait, 1902
    • (fol. 4a) Ida Mann, head and shoulders, 1927
    • (fol. 4b) Ida Mann, head and shoulders, 1927
    • (fol. 4c) Ida Mann in New York, [1928]
    • (fol. 4d) Ida Mann as a young woman, sunbathing at Rapallo, Italy, [1930]
    • (fol. 5) Ida Mann, passport photograph, pre-WWII
    • (fol. 6) Ida Mann and other male delegates at the 1st annual general meeting of the Ophthalmological Society of Australia, Melbourne, which she attended as a representative of the British Medical Association, 1939
    • (fol. 7a) Ida Mann at the 1st annual general meeting of the Ophthalmological Society of Australia, Melbourne, which she attended as a representative of the British Medical Association, 1939
    • (fol. 7b) Ida Mann standing outside the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology, 1945
    • (fol. 7c) interior view of the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology
    • (fol. 8) Ida Mann in academic dresss, with a group from the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, wartime
    • (fol. 9a) Ida Mann in academic dress, with a group from the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, wartime
    • (fol. 9b) Ida Mann taking notes at a desk, [?1940s]
    • (fol. 10) Ida Mann, in a swim suit at the coast, Broome, Western Australia, 1958
    • (fol. 11) Ida Mann and Charles Potter on a farm, Gnat Clee Hills, 1966
    • (fol. 12) Ida Mann and a family of Maoris, Mahia, New Zealand, Jan. 1967
    • (fol. 13) Ida Mann and a family of Maoris, Mahia, New Zealand, Jan. 1967
    • (fol. 14) Aboriginal man and Mary Durach, 1968
    • (fol. 15) Aboriginal man and Mary Durach, 1968
    • (fol. 16) Ida Mann and Joan [?], Perth airport, on their way to Singapore, 1968
    • (fol. 17) Ida Mann surrounded by Singapore orchids, 1968
    • (fol. 18) Ida Mann in Melbourne, with two unidentifed men, 1969
  • (fols. 19-36) Ida Mann in Western Australia, 1973, comprising:
    • (fol. 19) Ida mann, standing outside, Busselton, Western Australia, 1973
    • (fol. 20) Charles Potter and Ida Mann having drinks, Busselton, Western Australia, 1973
    • (fol. 21) Charles Potter and Ida Mann having drinks, Busselton, Western Australia, 1973
    • (fol. 22) Charles Potter and Ida Mann having drinks, Busselton, Western Australia, 1973
    • (fol. 23) Ida Mann and Charles Potter, Indian Ocean, 1973
    • (fol. 24) external view of Ida Mann's house in Busselton, Western Australia, 1973
    • (fol. 25) external view of Ida Mann's house in Busselton, Western Australia, 1973
    • (fol. 26) terrace of Ida Mann's house in Busselton, Western Australia, 1973
    • (fol. 27) terrace of Ida Mann's house in Busselton, Western Australia, 1973
    • (fol. 28) Ida Mann in her garden, Busselton, Western Australia, 1973
    • (fol. 29) sundial in Ida Mann's garden, Busselton, Western Australia, 1973
    • (fol. 30) sundial in Ida Mann's garden, Busselton, Western Australia, 1973
    • (fol. 31) Charles Potter, Dorothy Potter and Ida Mann in her study, 1973
    • (fol. 32) Charles Potter, Ida Mann and Mary Durack Miller, at Ida's home, 56 Hobbs Avenue, Perth, Western Australia, 1973
    • (fol. 33) Ida Mann and Mary Durack Miller, at Ida's home, 56 Hobbs Avenue, Perth, Western Australia, 1973
    • (fol. 34) Joan [?], Charles Potter and Ida Mann, having lunch at Kings Park, 1973
    • (fol. 35) Charles Potter, Joan [?] and Ida Mann standing outside at Kings Park, 1973
    • (fol. 36) Ida Mann, head and shoulders, on her 80th birthday, 6 Feb. 1973
  • (fols. 37-60) Ida Mann in Sri Lanka and Southern India, 1974, comprising:
    • (fol. 37) the driver and Ida, on journey from Colombo to Kandy, Sri Lanka, 21 July 1974
    • (fol. 38) Ida feeding deer on the journey from Colombo to Kandy, Sri Lanka, 21 July 1974
    • (fol. 39) Ida waiting for the car to be repaired on the journey from Colombo to Kandy, Sri Lanka, [21 July] 1974
    • (fol. 40) Ida in the medical plot, Peridinia Gardens, Kandy, Sri Lanka, with her driver, Edrisinga and another man, 22 July 1974
    • (fol. 41) Ida with an elephant, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 22 July 1974
    • (fol. 42) Ida with elephants, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 22 July 1974
    • (fol. 43) Ida sitting on an elephant's fore leg, Kandy, Sri Lanka, [22 July] 1974
    • (fol. 44) Laddie Perera and Ida, Kandy university, Sri Lanka, 24 July 1974
    • (fol. 45) Laddie Perera and Ida, Kandy, Sri Lanka, [24 July] 1974
    • (fol. 46) a spice boy, Ida and Laddie Perera, looking at Lake Kandy, Sri Lanka, 24 July 1974
    • (fol. 47) Ida with Perunal, Kandy market, Sri Lanka, 25 July 1974
    • (fol. 48) Ida walking up the steps to Dambulla Temple, near Kandy, Sri Lanka, 26 July 1974
    • (fol. 49) house boy serving Ida supper, Kandy, Sri Lanka, [July] 1974
    • (fol. 50) Ed Shockmann and Ida, Kandy clinic, Sri Lanka, [July] 1974
    • (fol. 51) Gertie and Ida, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1974
    • (fol. 52) Ida in the centre of a group from the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, at Colombo zoo, in front of the elephants, Sri Lanka, [5 Aug.] 1974
    • (fol. 53) Ida in the centre of a group from the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, at Colombo zoo, in front of the elephants, Sri Lanka, 5 Aug. 1974
    • (fol. 54) Ida with a large group from the 5th ?meeting of the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, Bandrilika Hall, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 5 Aug. 1974
    • (fol. 55) Ida with friends, having a picnic on the beach, Mahabalipuram, Southern India, 11 Aug. 1974
    • (fol. 56) Dr. Kabir, Ida and large group at the nutrition centre, Tirupalay, Southern India, 13 Aug. 1974
    • (fol. 57) the head man, Dr. Kabir, and Ida in front of a landrover given by the Soroptimists, Tirupalay, Southern India, [Aug.] 1974
    • (fol. 58) Ida at a carving school, Tamil Nadu, Southern India, Aug. 1974
    • (fol. 59) Ida at Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram, Southern India, [Aug. 1974]
    • (fol. 60) Ida and Sundarawalli drinking coconut milk at Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram, Southern India, [Aug. 1974]
  • (fols. 61-9) Ida Mann in Bali, 1976, comprising:
    • (fol. 61) Ida, Charles Potter and Dorothy Potter sitting by the pool, Pertamina, 1976
    • (fol. 62) Ida and Dorothy Potter, Bali, 1976
    • (fol. 63) Charles Potter, Ida, P.G. and Arthur in Bali, 1976
    • (fol. 64) Ida, John Holmes and Charles Potter, watching stone carving in Bali, 1976
    • (fol. 65) John Holmes, Ida and Charles Potter, watching stone carving in Bali, 1976
    • (fol. 66) Ida, Charles Potter and John Holmes, watching stone carving in Bali, 1976
    • (fol. 67) Ida and friends having a final meal in Bali, 1976
    • (fol. 68) Ida and friends having a final meal at the conference in Bali, 1976
    • (fol. 69) Charles Potter and Ida drinking cocktailes in the Bali Hyatt, 1976
  • (fols. 70-6) Ida Mann in Western Australia, 1979-80, comprising:
    • (fol. 70) an aboriginal girl holding kangaroo paws with Ida, 1979
    • (fol. 71) Ida, Essie Robertson and Angus Robertson, on the way from Newlands to Busselton, Western Australia, 1979
    • (fol. 72) Ida, Angus Robertson and Essie Robertson, Busselton, Western Australia, 1979
    • (fol. 73) Ida at home in 'Adsett', Busselton, Western Australia, Sept. 1979
    • (fol. 74) Ida receiving her honorary doctorate, 1970s
    • (fol. 75) Mary Durach and Ida at the royal garden party, where she received her D.B.E., 1980
    • (fol. 76) sketch of Ida Mann, by Louis Kahan, n.d.
  • (fols. 77-88) places in Australia associated with Ida Mann, comprising:
    • (fols. 77-81) five exterior views of her home at 56 Hobbs Avenue, Dalkeith, Perth, Western Australia
    • (fol. 82) view of Birdwood Parade, Dalkeith, Perth, Western Australia
    • (fols. 83-4) two views of Queen's Gardens in Perth, Western Australia
    • (fols. 85-6) two views of the water, Perth, Western Australia
    • (fol. 87) external view of the physics department, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia
    • (fol. 88) view of artefacts at the Dame Ida Mann Museum, Lions Eye Institute, Perth
  • (fols. 89-92) a book written by her husband, W.E. Gye and W.J. Purdey, The Cause of Cancer, comprising:
    • (fol. 89) spine of the book
    • (fol. 90) title page
    • (fol. 91) inscription by Gye
    • (fol. 92) final conclusion of the book

Photographs of Ida Mann and others
Date: 1960s-1985
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 499
Extent: 16 photographs

Scope and Content:

Comprising:

  • (fols. 1-8) portrait photographs of Ida Mann, Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology, eight black and white photographs, [1966]
  • (fol. 9) Ida Mann at her seaside cottage 'Adsett', colour photograph, [?1960s]
  • (fol. 10) Ida Mann with her colleague, Sundarawalli, in Malibrun, South India, colour photograph, 1973
  • (fol. 11) Ida Mann and Mary Durack Miller, on the day she received her D.B.E., black and white photograph, [1980]
  • (fol. 12) Ida Mann receiving her honorary degree from Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia, colour photograph, 30 Mar. 1983
  • (fol. 13) Ida Mann and friend, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia, colour photograph, 30 Mar. 1983
  • (fol. 14) Ida Mann and friend, in the home of Mary Durack Miller, last photograph of her, colour photograph, 1983
  • (fol. 15) Dorothy Potter, colleague, [c.1985]
  • (fol. 16) Danka, laboratory technician in full tribal costume, n.d.
  • (fol. 17) description, written by Anthony Bron, to accompany MS. Photogr. a. 40

Photographs of Ida Mann, presented as a display by Dorothy Potter at the Oxford Congress, c.1993
Date: 1900-83
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. a. 40
Extent: 42 photographs

Scope and Content:

The photographs have been glued to two display boards with captions by Dorothy Potter. A loose description by Anthony Bron has been placed in MS. Eng. c. 7894, fol. 17. Some of the captions may be erroneous, and for this reason Potter's captions are given first, followed by a revised description. The photographs have been listed chronologically and are black and white unless specified otherwise. Comprises the following photographs:

  • (fol. 1) '1900 - with her parents and brother Arthur', Arthur Mann (brother), holding the dog, Ellen Mann (mother), Frederick Mann (father) and Ida, 1900
  • (fol. 2) '1903 - A school girl', Ida, aged nine, full length studio portrait, 1902
  • (fol. 6) '1930 - Congress, Massy-Verrières', Ida (seated, centre) with colleagues, possibly attending a course run by Professor Vogt in Zurich, [c.1920]
  • (fol. 25) '1927 - Consultant appointment, Moorfields Eye Hospital', Ida, head and shoulders, studio portrait, [c.1925]
  • (fol. 5) '1928 - First visit to New York', Ida in front of the New York skyline, 1928
  • (fol. 9) '1939 - Oxford Congress', Ida, [?1920s]
  • (fol. 26) '1930 - Italian Holiday, Rapallo', Ida on holiday in Rapallo, Italy, 1930
  • (fol. 7) [no caption] Ida (seated, centre) with colleagues in Budapest, [1937]
  • (fol. 28) '1933- Budapest', Ida and colleague in Budapest, 1937
  • (fol. 29) '1933 - Budapest', Ida in Budapest, 1937
  • (fol. 27) '1937 - with colleague Madeline Giles in Finland', Ida and Madeline Giles on holiday in Finland, 1937
  • (fol. 32) [no caption] Ida Mann and other male delegates at the 1st annual general meeting of the Ophthalmological Society of Australia, Melbourne, which she attended as a representative of the British Medical Association, 1939
  • (fol. 31) [no caption] Ida at the inaugural meeting of the Ophthalmmological Society of Australia, Melbourne, 1939
  • (fol. 8) '1939 - Wilson's Promontory, Australia after representing the OSUK and BMA at inaugural meeting of OSA', Ida camping on Wilsons promontory, Australia, after attending the inaugural meeting of the Ophthalmological Society of Australia, 1939
  • (fol. 10) [no caption], Ida in Perth, Western Australia, 1952
  • (fol. 11) '1951 - Perth, Western Australia with her husband Prof Wm Gye FRS', William Gye (husband) and Ida Mann, in their garden, Dalkeith, Perth, Australia, 1952
  • (fol. 33) '1963 - Broome, Western Australi', Ida sitting cross-legged on top of a rock, Broome, Australia, 1963
  • (fol. 30) '1964 - With Arthur Lim, Singapore', Ida, Arthur Lim and his daughter, Singapore, 1964
  • (fol. 19) '1964 - At Adsett, her Busselton cottage with her friend, writer Mary Durack', Mary Durack and Ida Mann, Busselton, colour photograph, 1964
  • (fol. 34) '1965 - Shih-Tze, South Taiwan', Ida (centre) with hospital staff, South Taiwan, 1965
  • (fols. 13-16) 'Nuffield Laboratory 1966', four images of Ida, seated in the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Oxford, 1966
  • (fols. 17-18) '1971 - Jerusalem', two images of Ida delivering a lecture in Jerusalem, 1971
  • (fol. 20) '1973 - Malibrun, S. India, with colleague Sundarawalli', Ida and Sundarawalli in her home, Malibrun, India, colour photograph, 1973
  • (fol. 22) '1980 - With Dame Mary Durack, leaving for her investiture', Ida and Mary Durack on the day she received her D.B.E., 1980
  • (fol. 23) 'Dame of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, with Governer-General of W. Australia Sir Zelman Cohen', Zelman Cohen and Ida on receipt of her D.B.E., 1980
  • (fol. 37) 'In her library', Ida at her desk, at home, Dalkeith, Perth, 1980
  • (fol. 38) 'In her library', Ida at her desk, at home, Dalkeith, Perth, [c.1980]
  • (fol. 39) 'In her library', Ida sitting in her study, at home, Dalkeith, Perth, [c.1980]
  • (fol. 21) Ida and a friend looking at her book, 'Culture, Race, Climate and Eye Disease', [c.1980]
  • (fol. 35) '1983 - Hon. D.Sc, Murdock University, W.A.', Ida receiving her honorary degree from Murdoch University, Perth, Australia, colour photograph, 30 Mar. 1983
  • (fol. 36) '1983 - Hon. D.Sc, Murdock University, W.A.', Ida and friend on the receipt of her honorary degree from Murdoch University, Perth, Australia, colour photograph, 30 Mar. 1983
  • (fol. 24) '1983 - In her library', Ida at home in her library, 1983
  • (fol. 40) 'At her desk', Ida at her desk, at home, 1983
  • (fol. 41) '1983 - At Mary Durack's', Ida at Mary Durack's home, colour photograph, 1983
  • (fol. 42) '1983 - At Mary Durack's', Ida and friend at Mary Durack's home, colour photograph, 1983
  • (fol. 43) '7.10.83 - Last Photograph', Ida and friend at Mary Durack's home, colour photograph, 1983
  • (fol. 12) Ida receiving an award, n.d.
  • (fol. 3) Ida's home, 56, Hobbs Avenue, Dalkeith, Perth, Australia, colour photograph, n.d.
  • (fol. 4) address label in Ida's hand

Mounted studio portrait of elderly woman, unidentified, possibly an ancestor of Ida Mann
Date: [early 20th century]
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 500

Scope and Content:

Taken by W. Eavey & Son, Harrogate.

D   Publications, 1921-74

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically, preceded by a subject index.



'Reference listing of the publications of Ida Mann: scientific papers classified under subject'
Date: 1920-68
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4009
Extent: 10 leaves

Published articles
Date: 1921-32
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4010

Scope and Content:

Comprising:

  • I.C. Mann, 'On the development of the fissural and associated regions in the eye of the chick, with some observations on the mammal', Journal of Anatomy, 55 (1921), 113-18
  • Ida C. Mann, 'Congenital absence of the lens, with special reference to an aphakic human embryo', British Journal of Ophthalmology, 5.7 (1921), 301-7
  • Frank Juler and Ida C. Mann, 'A congenital anomaly of the optic nerve', Transactions of the Ophthalmological Society, 42 (1922), 87-101
  • Ida C. Mann, 'On the morphology of certain developmental structures associated with the upper end of the choroidal fissure', British Journal of Ophthalmology, 6.4 (1922), 145-63
  • Ida C. Mann, 'Absence of the lens occurring in the human embryo', Journal of Anatomy, 56 (1922), 96-7
  • Ida C. Mann, 'Some suggestions on the embryology of congenital crescents', British Journal of Ophthalmology, 7.8 (1923), 359-73
  • Ida C. Mann, 'Some congenital anomalies of the eye and their confusion with acquired conditions', The Lancet (14 Apr. 1923), 743-6, photocopy
  • Ida C. Mann, 'The function of the pecten', British Journal of Ophthalmology, 8.5 (1924), 209-26
  • Ida C. Mann, 'The pecten of gallus domesticus', Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science, 68.3 (1924), 413-42
  • Ida C. Mann, 'Coloboma iridis and its embryology', Transactions of the Ophthalmological Society, 44 (1924), 161-74
  • Ida C. Mann, 'The correlation of the embryology of the lens with slit-lamp appearances', Transactions of the Ophthalmological Society, 45 (1925), 696-718
  • Ida C. Mann, 'The development of the human iris', British Journal of Ophthalmology, 9.10 (1925), 495-512
  • Ida C. Mann, 'Notes on the anatomy of the living eye, as revealed by the gullstrand slitlamp', Journal of Anatomy, 59 (1925), 155-65
  • Ida C. Mann, 'The treatment of lachrymal obstruction', The Lancet (11 Apr. 1925), 781-3
  • Leslie Paton and Ida C. Mann, 'The development of the third nerve nucleus and its bearing on the Argyll-Robertson pupil', Transactions of the Ophthalmological Society, 45 (1925), 610-33
  • Ida C. Mann, 'A case of infantile glaucoma with imperfect development of the angle of the anterior chamber', Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine, 19 (1925-6), 51-2 (typescript copy and photocopy from journal)
  • Ida C. Mann, 'The treatment of acute iritis', The Lancet (21 Aug. 1926), 399
  • Ida C. Mann, 'The developing third nerve nucleus in human embryos', Journal of Anatomy, 61 (1927), 424-38
  • Ida C. Mann, 'The nature and boundaries of the vitreous humour', Transactions of the Ophthalmological Society, 47 (1927), 172-210
  • Ida C. Mann, 'On certain abnormal conditions of the macular region usually classed as colobomata', British Journal of Ophthalmology, 11.3 (1927), 99-116
  • Ida C. Mann, 'The treatment of perforating injuries of the eye', The Lancet (29 Oct. 1927), 932-3, photocopy
  • Ida C. Mann, 'Retinitis pigmentosa and Leber's hereditary optic atrophy accurring in cousins', Annals of Eugenics, 3 (Apr. 1928), 77-83, photocopy
  • Ida C. Mann, 'The relations of the hyaloid canal in the foetus and in the adult', Journal of Anatomy, 62.3 (Apr. 1928), 290-6, photocopy
  • Ida C. Mann, 'The process of differentiation of the retinal layers in vertebrates', British Journal of Ophthalmology, 12.9 (Sept. 1928), 449-78
  • Ida C. Mann, 'The process of retinal differentiation in man', 1928
  • Ida C. Mann, 'The regional differentiation of the vertebrate retina', American Journal of Ophthalmology, 11.7 (1928), 515-26
  • Ida C. Mann, 'A case of congenital abnormality of the retina', Transactions of the Ophthalmological Society, 48 (1928), 383-9 [typescript copy]
  • Ida Mann, 'Demonstration of the phylogenetic value of the lower part of the retina', Transactions of the Ophthalmological Society, 49 (1929), 202-5
  • Ida Mann, 'The blood vessels of the iris in the sauropsida', Extrait du Compte-rendu du XIII Concilium Ophthalmologicum Amsterdam-Den Haag (1929), 1-4
  • Ida Mann and R.R. James, 'John De Peckham', British Journal of Ophthalmology, 13.2 (1929), 49-57
  • Ida Mann, 'The Doyne Memorial Lecture: Some observations on the vascularization of the vertebrate eye', Transactions of the Ophthalmological Society, 49 (1929), 353-92
  • Ida Mann and James A. Ross, 'A case of atypical coloboma associated with abnormal retinal vessels', British Journal of Ophthalmology, 13.12 (1929), 608-12
  • Ida Mann, 'Treatment of detachment of the retina', The Lancet (19 July 1930), 149-50
  • Ida Mann, 'The reptilian iris', Transactions of the Ophthalmological Society, 50 (1930), 310-17
  • [Ida Mann], 'A rare congenital abnormality of the eye', British Journal of Ophthalmology, 14.7 (1930), 321-30 [typescript copy]
  • Ida Mann, 'The development of the cornea' Transactions of the Ophthalmological Society, 51 (1931), 63-88
  • Ida Mann, 'Iris pattern in the vertebrates', Transactions of the Zoological Society, 21.4 (1931), 355-412, photocopy
  • Ida Mann, 'Diagnosis of congenital defects of the eye', The Lancet (2 Jan. 1932), 1-3
  • review of Ida Mann, 'Iris pattern in the vertebrates', The Lancet (13 Feb. 1932), 359-40, photocopy
  • Ida Mann, 'A demonstration of the structure of the lateral eyes of the adult sphenodon', Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine, 25.6 (1932), 834-6

Published articles
Date: 1933-49
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4011

Scope and Content:

Papers comprise:

  • Ida Mann, 'Comparative anatomical studies on the eye', lecture given in Budapest before the members of the Royal Society of Medicine of Budapest, 26 June 1933
  • Ida Mann, 'On congenital hyaline membranes on the posterior surface of the cornea', British Journal of Ophthalmology, 17.8 (1933), 449-60
  • Ida Mann, 'Notes on the lateral eyes of sphenodon with special reference to the macular region', British Journal of Ophthalmology, 17.1 (1933), 1-15
  • I.C. Mann, 'Discussion on hereditary eye diseases', Transactions of the Ophthalmological Society, 53 (1933), 47-57
  • Ida Mann, 'A demonstration of congenital abnormalities of the iris and lens', Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine, 27.3 (1934), 301-3
  • Ida Mann and Doris Baker, 'Agranulocytic anaemia following herpes ophthalmicus', British Journal of Ophthalmology, 18.8 (1934), 458-60
  • Ida Mann, 'Persistence of capsulopupillary vessels', Archives of Ophthalmology, 11 (1934), 174-82
  • Ida Mann, 'Developmental defects of the lens and their embryology', Glasgow Medical Journal, 124 (1935)
  • Ida Mann, 'Congenital retinal fold', British Journal of Ophthalmology, 19.12 (1935), 641-58
  • Ida Mann, 'A theory of the embryology of oxycephaly', Transactions of the Ophthalmological Society, 55 (1935), 279-90
  • Ida Mann, 'The bearing of embryology on clinical diagnosis in diseases of the eye', Irish Journal of Medical Science, 10.3 (1935), 128-32, photocopy
  • Ida Mann, 'The antenatal and postnatal development of the human eye', in C. Beren, The Eye and its Diseases (1936), pp. 30-40
  • Ida Mann, 'Developmental defects', in C. Beren, The Eye and its Diseases (1936), pp. 319-20
  • Ida Mann and Alex Macrae, 'Congenital vascular veils in the vitreous', British Journal of Ophthalmology, 22.1 (1938), 1-10
  • Ida Mann, 'Some ophthalmic problems in war-time', The Practitioner (Feb. 1940), 174-80
  • Ida Mann, 'Convergence deficiency', British Journal of Ophthalmology, 24.8 (1940), 373-90
  • F.A. Williamson-Noble, Josef Dallos and Ida Mann, 'Sphero-cylindrical Contact Lenses - A preliminary note', British Journal of Ophthalmology, 24.1 (1940), 43-6
  • Ida Mann, 'Developmental abnormalities of the eye', Medical Press and Circular (3 Apr. 1940), 282-4
  • Ida Mann and B.D. Pullinger, 'Experiments on the effect of ascorbic acid in mustard gas burns of the eye', British Journal of Ophthalmology, 24.9 (1940), 444-51
  • Ida Mann, 'Diseases of the eye', The Practitioner', 147 (1941), 703-7
  • Ida Mann and B.D. Pullinger, 'A study of mustard gas lesions of the eyes of rabbits and men', Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine, 35.3 (1942), 229-44
  • Ida Mann, 'Mustard gas lesions of the eyes', British Medical Journal (14 Mar. 1942), 353-4
  • Ida Mann and B.D. Pullinger, 'The pathology of cholesterin and fat deposition in mustard gas injuries of the cornea', British Journal of Ophthalmology, 26.11 (1942), 503-7
  • Ida Mann, 'Deficiency of the malar bones with defect of the lower lids', British Journal of Ophthalmology, 27 (1943), 13-20, photocopy
  • B.D. Pullinger and Ida Mann, 'Avascular healing in the cornea', Journal of Pathology and Bacteriology, 55.2 (1943), 151-8, photocopy
  • Ida Mann, 'The scope of prevention in ophthalmology', British Medical Journal (16 Oct. 1943), 482-3, photocopy
  • Ida Mann, 'A study of epithelial regeneration in the living eye', British Journal of Ophthalmology, 28.1 (1944), 26-40
  • Ida Mann and Dorothy Archibald, 'A study of a selected group of women employed on extremely fine work', British Medical Journal (18 Mar. 1944), 387-90, photocopy
  • Ida Mann, 'A study of eighty-four cases of delayed mustard gas keratitis fitted with contact lenses', British Journal of Ophthalmology, 28.9 (1944), 441-7
  • Ida Mann, 'Ophthalmology and industry', British Journal of Physical Medicine and Industrial Hygiene (Sept.-Oct. 1944), photocopy
  • Ida Mann, 'Some embryological observations on congenital cataract associated with rubella in the mother', carbon copy of typescript [very fragile], published in Transactions of Ophthalmological Society of Australia, 4 (1944), 115
  • Ida Mann and A. Pirie, 'The effect of ascorbic acid on the occurrence of hyphaema after cataract extraction', British Journal of Ophthalmology, 29.4 (1945), 175-9
  • Ida Mann, 'Ariboflavinosis', American Journal of Ophthalmology, 28.3 (1945), 243-7
  • M.E. Florey, A.M. McFarlan and Ida Mann, 'Report of forty-eight cases of marginal blepharitis treated with penicillin', British Journal of Ophthalmology, 29.7 (1945), 333-8
  • Ida Mann, 'Ophthalmology in the factory', British Journal of Industrial Medicine, 2.3 (1945), 169-70
  • Ida Mann, 'Discussion on exophthalmos and endocrine disturbance', Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine, 38.12 (1945), 667-70
  • Ida Mann, 'Exophthalmic ophthalmoplegia and its relation to thyrotoxicosis', American Journal of Ophthalmology, 29.6 (1946), 654-73
  • Ida Mann, 'A new synthetic mydriatic', British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30.1 (1946), 8-11
  • Ida Mann, 'The intra-ocular use of penicillin', British Journal of Ophthalmology, 30.3 (1946), 134-46
  • Ida Mann and F.W. Sharpley, 'The normal visual (rod) field of the dark-adapted eye', Journal of Physiology, 104.4 (1946), 384-91
  • Ida Mann, A. Pirie and B.D. Pullinger, 'A study of Lewisite lesions of the eyes of rabbits', American Journal of Ophthalmology, 29.10 (1946), 1215-27
  • Ida Mann, A. Pirie, K. Tansley and C. Wood, 'Some effects of vitamin A deficiency on the eye of the rabbit', American Journal of Ophthalmology, 29.7 (1946), 801-15
  • Ida Mann, A. Pirie and B.D. Pullinger, 'The treatment of Lewisite and other arsenical vesicant lesions of the eyes of rabbits with British anti-lewisite', American Journal of Ophthalmology, 30.4 (1947), 421-35
  • Ida Mann, ' "Blue Haloes" in atebrin workers', British Journal of Ophthalmology, 31.1 (1947), 40-6
  • Ida Mann, 'Induction of an experimental tumour of the lens', British Journal of Cancer, 1.1 (1947), 63-7
  • Ida Mann, 'Induction of an experimental tumour of the lens', British Journal of Ophthalmology, 31 (1947), 676-85
  • Ida Mann and F.W. Sharpley, 'The normal visual (rod) field of the dark-adapted eye', Journal of Physiology, 106.3 (1947), 301-4
  • Ida Mann, 'Contact lenses', British Journal of Ophthalmology, 31 (1947), 565-8, photocopy
  • Ida Mann, 'The orbital endocrine problem', Ophthalmic Literature (Mar. 1948)
  • Ida Mann, 'Tissue cultures of mouse lens epithelium', British Journal of Ophthalmology, 32.9 (1948), 591-6
  • Ida Mann, A. Pirie and B.D. Pullinger, 'An experimental and clinical study of the reaction of the anterior segment of the eye to chemical injury, with special reference to chemical warfare agents', British Journal of Ophthalmology, monograph supplement 13 (1948)
  • Ida Mann, 'Effect of low temperatures on the Bittner virus of mouse carcinoma', British Medical Journal (30 July 1949), 251
  • Ida Mann, 'Effect of repeated freezing and thawing on mouse carcinoma tissue', British Medical Journal (30 July 1949), 253
  • Ida Mann and William J. Dunn, 'Propogation of mouse carcinoma by dried tumour tissue', British Medical Journal (30 July 1949), 255
  • Ida Mann, 'Preliminary observations on the movement of macrophages in corneal grafts', Transactions of the Ophthalmological Society of Australia, 9 (1949), 42-6

Published articles
Date: 1950-69
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7896

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • Ida Mann, 'Recent cancer research and its relation to ophthalmic problems', American Journal of Ophthalmology, 33.7 (1950), 1064-8
  • Ida Mann, 'Endocrine disorders of the eye, Transactions of the Ophthalmological Society of Australia, 11 (1951), 16-25, photocopy
  • Ida Mann, 'Recent cancer research and its relation to ophthalmic and other clinical problems', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, 21.1 (1951), 52-60
  • Ida Mann, 'The changing attitude to developmental abnormalities: a review', Transactions of the Ophthalmological Society of Australia, 12 (1952), 20-6
  • Ida Mann, P.C. Yates and J.P. Ainslie, 'Unusual case of double primary orbital tumour', British Journal of Ophthalmology, 37 (1953), 758-62
  • Ida Mann, Ophthalmic Survey of the Kimberley Division of Western Australia, (Public Health Department Report, 1954)
  • Ida Mann, Ophthalmic Survey of the Eastern Goldfields Area of Western Australia, (Public Health Department Report, 1954)
  • Ida Mann and J. Loschdorfer, Ophthalmic Survey of the Territories of Papua and New Guinea, (Public Health Department Report, 1955)
  • Ida Mann, Ophthalmic Survey of the South-West Portion of Western Australia, (Public Health Department Report, 1956)
  • Ida Mann, 'Report on ophthalmic findings in Warburton range natives of Central Australia', Medical Journal of Australia (26 Oct. 1957), 610-12
  • Ida Mann, 'Researches into the regional distribution of eye disease', American Journal of Ophthalmology, 47.5 (May 1959), 134-44
  • Ida Mann, 'Geographic ophthalmology: a study of two isolated island cultures', American Journal of Ophthalmology, 51.6 (June 1961), 1229-36
  • Ida Mann, 'The Bowman lecture: climate, culture and eye disease', Transactions of the Ophthalmological Society, 81 (1961)
  • Ida Mann, 'Diseases of the anterior segment of the eye in Western Australia', Journal of the Indian Medical Profession, 9.2 (1962), 4101-5
  • Ida Mann, 'Genetics and schools for the blind', South African Medical Journal (12 Jan. 1963), 33-4
  • Ida Mann, 'Trachoma in Australia', Orient. A. Ophth. (1963), 5-18
  • Ida Mann, 'Geographic ophthalmology: a review of the possibilities', Archives of Ophthalmology, 72 (Nov. 1964), 632-6
  • Ida Mann and Phyllis Rountree, 'Geographic ophthalmology: a report on a recent survey of Australian Aboriginals', American Journal of Ophthalmology, 66.6 (Dec. 1968), 1020-34
  • Ida Mann and Dorothy Potter, 'Geographic ophthalmology: a preliminary study of the Maoris of New Zealand', American Journal of Ophthalmology, 67.3 (Mar. 1969), 358-69, and an offprint of a published correction to this article

Ida Mann, 'The Chase', first part of her draft autobiography
Date: [1974]
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4012

Scope and Content:

Typescript, containing pages 1-408, with contents page.


Ida Mann, 'The Chase', second part of her draft autobiography
Date: [1974]
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4013

Scope and Content:

Typescript, containing pages 409-767; page 561 is a photocopy.


Ida Mann, 'The Chase', complete photocopy of typescript
Date: [1974]
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4014

Scope and Content:

Photocopy of complete typescript, with copy of manuscript title page. Address, bottom right of title page, '56 Hobbs Avenue / Nedlands 6009 / Western Australia'. Pages numbered 1-766; page 738 is missing.

E   Papers relating to Ida Mann, 1980-97


Correspondence of Dorothy Potter, relating to Ida Mann
Date: 1980-8
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7897

Scope and Content:

Correspondence of Dorothy Potter seeking biographical information about Ida Mann, with supporting newspaper cuttings and other material.


Correspondence of Anthony Bron relating to his efforts to compile an archive relating to Ida Mann
Date: mostly 1980-9
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7898

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • correspondence of Anthony Bron with friends and colleagues of Ida Mann, 1980-93
  • published reminiscences and obituaries relating to Ida Mann, and press cuttings relating to the publication of her biography, 1973-98
  • sketch of Ida Mann by Louis Kahan
  • print-out of Dorothy Potter, 'Her Wartime Chase: Ida Mann 1939-1949'
  • notes made by ?Bron of Dorothy Potter's reminiscences of Ida's last day, 1989, and the location of her personal papers

Obituary by Anthony Bron, and material gathered for the same
Date: 1984
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7899

Scope and Content:

Comprising two pages of Ida Mann's draft autobiography, showing her family tree, drafts of the obituary, time-line, list of her publicatons, a black and white photograph of Ida Mann in her laboratory coat, standing outside the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology in Oxford, [1945], and an enlarged print of the same. Written and compiled by Anthony Bron for publication in the American Medical Association's Archives of Ophthalmology.


Correspondence and research material of John Tiffany, Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology, as contributor to the Dictionary of National Biography, in the field of ophthalmology
Date: 1995-7
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7900

Scope and Content:

Relating to his biographies of Ida Mann and William Rawson (1783-1827). Contains correspondence with the editors of the DNB about the decision to include Ida Mann; copies of obituaries and memorials to Ida Mann; drafts of the DNB entry.

F   Papers and photographs relating to the Ida Mann Lecture and Medal, 1979-2007


Scope and Content:

The Ida Mann lecture was an annual lecture organised by the department of ophthalmology, at the University of Oxford, and funded by the Oxford Eye Hospital Trust. The first lecture was held in 1980, and each lecturer was presented with a commemorative medal. Further photographs of the Ida Mann lecturers, 1980-94, are held by Oxford University Archives OP 38/1-10.


Correspondence, papers and photographs relating to the Ida Mann Lecture and medal
Date: 1979-2007
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7901

Scope and Content:

Correspondence relating to the foundation of the lecture series and the annual organisation of the event. There are two photographs of the inaugural lecturer, Professor M. Goldberg, receiving his medal after the lecture, a photograph of the 1980 medal, and a photograph of an unidentified lecturer.


Slides of photographs relating to the Ida Mann lecturers and medal
Date: 1980-7
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7902
Extent: 80 slides / transparency strips

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-2) two colour slides of the 1980 medal, which was presented to M.F. Goldberg
  • (fols. 73-4) two strips of negative transaparencies of the ?first medal, and of M.F. Goldberg receiving the medal, 1980
  • (fols. 3-4) two colour slide of the 1981 medal, which was presented to Antoinette Pirie
  • (fols. 5-6) two colour slides of the medal being presented to Antoinette Pirie by Anthony Bron, 1981
  • (fols. 7-9), three black and white slides of Antoinette Pirie in the laboratory
  • (fols. 10-11) two colour slides of the 1982 medal, which was presented to David Maurice
  • (fols. 12-14) twelve colour slide transparencies of the 1982 medal, which was presented to David Maurice
  • (fols. 17-32) six colour slides of David Maurice receiving the medal from Anthony Bron, 1982, three colour slides of guests at the lecture, 1982, and seven colour slides of Maurice and his work, n.d.
  • (fols. 33-51) nineteen colour slides of guests at the lecture, given by Professor Barrie Jones, 1984, including:
    • (fols. 38 and 42) Antoinette Pirie
    • (fols. 45 and 49) Barrie Jones with Anthony Bron
    • (fol. 46) Arnold Freedman and Hung Cheng
    • (fol. 48) Philip Awdry
    • (fol. 51) Arnold Freedman and Gordon Johnson
  • (fols. 52-7) five colour slides of Barrie Jones at work overseas and one colour photograph of an unidentified woman
  • (fols. 58-71) fourteen colour slides of Professor W. Lee, receiving the medal from Anthony Bron, and of guests at the lecture, 1985
  • (fol. 16) four colour slide transparencies of the medal for Prof. Lee, 1985
  • (fol. 15) two colour slide transparencies of Michael Saunders receiving the medal from Anthony Bron, 1987
  • (fol. 75) a negative transparency strip with two images of an unidentified group of ophthalmologists, and two images of Ida Mann, standing outside the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology, 1945
  • (fols. 76-80) five negative transparency strips with images of the Nuffield Laboratory, and other buildings, laboratories and an unidentified group, n.d.
  • (fol. 72) one unidentified medic

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