University of Virginia Historical Collections at the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library

Dr. Henry Hanson’s Diary, October 4, 1925 to July 27, 1927, and Maps

As the final report of the Philip S. Hench Walter Reed Yellow Fever Collection project states, “the Collection records the stories of many individuals — their thoughts and feelings, daily labors, controversies, professional activities, cultural perspectives, and personal relationships — that are seldom written into historic text.”[1] The diary of Dr. Henry Hanson offers insight into the field research conducted by the Rockefeller Foundation. We have freely quoted from it for this exhibit and are pleased to include the complete diary for those who wish to explore further. The maps below show where Dr. Hanson traveled in Africa.

 Download Hanson’s Complete Diary (300Mb PDF File – Right Click to Save)

 Download 1925 and Monthly Summaries for 1926 – 1927 (22Mb PDF File – Right Click to Save)

Map of Africa 1923 Atlas

Map of Africa. The Times Survey Atlas of the World (G1019.T5 1922). Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, plate 68.

Nigeria 1923 Atlas (w/ townships)

Map of Nigeria showing Hanson’s travels. The Times Survey Atlas of the World. Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, plate 76.

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[1] “Digitizing History: The Final Report of the IMLS Philip S. Hench Walter Reed and Yellow Fever Collection Digitization Project,” Hench-Reed Collection, Historical Collections, CMHSL, University of Virginia, http://yellowfever.lib.virginia.edu/reed/imls.html (accessed July 25, 2012).