Invitation to Professor and Mrs Harry Brookes Allen for an afternoon party at Windsor Castle

Invitation card to Professor Harry Brookes Allen (1854-1926) and Ada Rosalie Elizabeth Allen (née Mason) (1862-1933), to an afternoon party at Windsor Castle, from the monarchs of the British Empire, 1912. Mounted in a simple small gilt frame (incl. glass and backing).

Harry Brookes Allen (1854–1926) became the first Australian-born professor at the University of Melbourne in 1882, when a reform of the Medical School split the foundation chair of anatomy, pathology and physiology into two, with Allen being appointed professor of anatomy and pathology, and his teacher, the foundation professor George Britton Halford (1824-1910) retaining his first love, physiology. As well as serving as dean for extensive periods, Allen took on numerous positions as a medical administrator and government advisor, perhaps most importantly playing a major part in the introduction of Melbourne’s extensive sewerage system in the late nineteenth century.

Dr Ross L Jones
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Object detail

cardboard and inks, wood, gilt, glass and metal
12.1 x 18.1 cm
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inscriptions ▫ printed: 'The Lord Chamberlain is/commanded by Their Majesties to invite/Professor & Mrs H.B. Allen/to an Afternoon Party on Thursday/the 18th July, 1912, from 6 to 6.30 o'clock./Morning Dress./Windsor Castle./See other...'
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