Catalogue of the papers of the Oxford Diabetes Trust

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

C. Parker

2011

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A    Minutes and annual reports, 1982-2005
B    Correspondence, 1981-2000
    B.1  Chairman's correspondence, 1984-2000
    B.2  Secretary's correspondence, 1981-92
C    Legal papers, 1981-7
D    Financial records, 1981-98
E    Photographs, [c.1984]


Papers of the Oxford Diabetes Trust, 1981-2005

Abstract:
Minutes, annual reports, annual accounts and related correspondence

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7904-19; MS. Photogr. b. 159

Extent: 17 shelfmarks
Language of Material: English

Organizational History

The Oxford Diabetes Trust was a charitable trust established in 1981, with funding from Sheikh Rashid bin Said al-Maktoum, to develop and extend research into diabetes and allied metabolic diseases. The trustees used the benefaction to set up the Sheikh Rashid Diabetes Unit in the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford, with Derek Hockaday as director. The Trust was wound up in 1999 and the remaining funds were passed to the University and renamed the Sheikh Rashid Diabetes Fund.

Scope and Content

The papers comprise minutes of trustees' meetings, annual reports from the research unit, correspondence of the chairman and the secretary, legal agreements and related correspondence, annual accounts, portfolios of investments and related correspondence, and photographs of the benefactor Sheikh Rashid and the first chairman of the Trust, Geoffrey Arthur.

Acquisition

Transferred from the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism by Keith Frayn, 8 Apr. 2011.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 7904, fols. 1-2].

Corporate names (NCA Rules)

Oxford Diabetes Trust

Subjects (LCSH)

Diabetes--Research--United Kingdom

A   Minutes and annual reports, 1982-2005


Minutes of trustees' meetings
Date: Jan. 1982-Feb. 1999
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7904

Annual reports
Date: 1982-8, 1992
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7905

Scope and Content:

The annual reports contain accounts, research grants acquired, equipment purchased, a list of staff, staff publications, and a detailed scientific report on the work undertaken. Also includes a five year report, 1988.


Summary report by Keith Frayn
Date: 1999-2005
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7906

Scope and Content:

This report was written in 1999 when the responsibilities of the Trust were passed to the University. It contains a brief history of the unit, a summary of its achievements, a list of all the trustees past and present, a list of staff who attained higher degrees whilst working for the unit and a list of staff publications. There is a supplement at the end of the report, written in 2005, listing staff publications, 1999-2005.

B   Correspondence, 1981-2000

B.1   Chairman's correspondence, 1984-2000


Correspondence of Daphne Park
Date: May 1984-Sept. 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7907

Scope and Content:

Relating to funding for the unit, investments, the annual reports, and changes of trustees.


Correspondence of Maurice Shock
Date: July 1989-Dec. 1992
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7908

Scope and Content:

Mainly relating to trustees' meetings, annual accounts, annual reports and trustees.


Correspondence of Maurice Shock, relating to the transfer of the assets of the Trust to the University
Date: 1998-2000
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7909

B.2   Secretary's correspondence, 1981-92


General correspondence of Peter Cuff
Date: May 1981-Oct. 1986
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7910

Scope and Content:

Relating to legal and financial matters, including annual accounts, charitable status, the trust deed, and changes to trustees.


General correspondence of Eric Miller
Date: Jan. 1987-Jan. 1992
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7911

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with other trustees and the Trust's solicitors, relating to trustees' meetings, annual accounts, annual reports, and legal issues.

C   Legal papers, 1981-7


Declaration of trust and other agreements
Date: 1981-4
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7912

Scope and Content:

Comprises a draft declaration of trust, establishing the Oxford Diabetes Trust, 1981; proposal to establish a centre for the study of diabetes at the Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, 1981; draft lease of premises at the Radcliffe Infirmary, from the Secretary of State for Social Services to the Oxford Diabetes Trust, 1982; draft agreement with the Oxfordshire Health Authority to establish a Diabetes Research Unit at the Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, 1984.


Legal correspondence relating mainly to premises for the unit
Date: 1981-7
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7913

Scope and Content:

Correspondence of Peter Cuff, Secretary, with the Trust's solicitors relating to the premises at the Radcliffe Infirmary, and the agreement with the Oxfordshire Health Authority.

D   Financial records, 1981-98


Annual accounts
Date: 1981-98
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7914

Correspondence relating to the annual accounts
Date: Sept. 1986-Jan. 1992
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7915

Scope and Content:

Correspondence of Eric Miller, Secretary, and the Trust's accountants, relating to the annual accounts, with draft copies of the same.


Correspondence relating to the annual accounts
Date: 1993-98
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7916

Scope and Content:

Correspondence of Maurice Shock, Chairman, and the Trust's accountants, relating to the annual accounts with draft copies of the same, and correspondence with Child & Co., bankers, relating to share-holdings.


Portfolio valuations and related correspondence
Date: 1984-98
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7917

Scope and Content:

Comprising portfolio valuations, 1984-91, and 1998; lists of securities from their bankers, 1987-91; and the correspondence of Eric Miller, Secretary, with the investment department of the Trust's bankers, Child & Co., 1986-92.


Record of investments
Date: 1987-91
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7918

Scope and Content:

File belonging to the Secretary to the Trust, Eric Miller. Comprising contract notes and tax invoices from T.C. Coombs & Co., stockbrokers; correspondence with Child & Co., bankers, relating to share-holdings, and notes by Eric Miller. Arranged alphabetically by holding.


Bank statements
Date: 1986-1992
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7919

Scope and Content:

File belonging to the Secretary to the Trust, Eric Miller, comprising bank statements, for the savings account, Oct. 1986-June 1991; bank statements for the current account, showing investment transactions, Oct. 1986-Jan. 1992, and correspondence with the account's department of the bank, 1987-92.

E   Photographs, [c.1984]


Two mounted photographs of Geoffrey Arthur, Chairman, Oxford Diabetes Trust, 1981-84, and HRH Sheikh Rashid, Ruler of Dubai, signed bottom right
Date: [c.1984]
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. b. 159

Scope and Content:

These photographs previously hung in the unit.


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