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Papers of William Parry-Jones

Compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist, 22 April 2003.
GB 812 HB 105.
Papers of William Parry-Jones.
Dates of Creation:
6.00 metres.
Held at:
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives.
Name of Creator:
Parry-Jones, William (1935– : psychiatrist).
Language of Material:
Level of Description:
First edition.

Administrative/Biographical History

William Parry-Jones was born in 1935, and was educated at Llangefni Grammar School in Anglesey, Caius College, Cambridge and the London Hospital Medical School. Registrar in psychiatry at the North Wales Hospital for Mental and Nervous Disorders in Denbigh, 1961-1965. Senior Registrar at Littlemore Hospital, Oxford then at Warneford Hospital, Oxford. Clinical lecturer in psychiatry at Oxford University, 1969-1987. Consultant in charge of the Highfield Adolescent Unit, Oxford, 1972-1987. Professor of child and adolescent psychiatry in Glasgow University from 1987-1997. He came to prominence in the aftermath of the Lockerbie disaster and later applied his expertise in post traumatic stress disorder for the benefit of young people in the Balkans. He was also a pioneering historian of psychiatry and active in marriage guidance counselling.

Scope and Content

  • Biographical material including CVs and items relating to William Parry-Jones’ education, 1953-1997
  • Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Glasgow, diaries, reports, minutes and presentations, 1982-1996.
  • National Marriage Guidance Council, lectures and articles, 1973-1983
  • Oxfordshire Area Health Authority, minutes, reports and research papers, 1969-1987
  • Postgraduate training, undergraduate teaching and nurse training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, lecture notes, 1969-1990
  • Publications, research and guest lecturing re Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Eating disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and History of psychiatry, 1962-1999
System of Arrangement:
Chronological within record class.
Custodial History:
Records held by Parry-Jones family and within National Health Service prior to transfer.
Immediate Source of Acquisition:
Mrs B Parry-Jones and Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow.
Appraisal, Destruction and Scheduling:
This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 812 procedures.
None expected.
Legal Status:
Private records.
Access Conditions:
Some patient confidential records are subject to closure periods.
Copyright / Reproduction:
Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist.
Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents.
Existence of Copies:
No known copies.
This material is original.
Finding Aids:
Descriptive list.
Related Units of Description:
No related material in this repository.
Publication Note:
No known publications using this material.

Fonds–level Description Compilation Details

Compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist, 22 April 2003.