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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 TH/PP2
ACLAND, Thomas Dyke (1851-1931)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file, 1 volume


Name of creator(s)

Acland, Theodore Dyke, 1851-1931, Physician

Administrative / Biographical history

Theodore Dyke Acland was born on 14 November 1851, the son of Sir Henry Acland, 1st Bart. of Oxford. He was educated at Winchester; Christ Church, Oxford (MA, MD); Leipzig University; Berlin University and St Thomas's Hospital. In 1883, he was sent by Foreign Office to deal with a cholera outbreak in Egypt. He was then selected for service with the Egyptian Army, of which he became Principal Medical Officer, and was awarded the Order of the Medjidie for his services. He was Consulting Physician and Governor of St Thomas's Hospital, and of Brompton Hospital for Diseases of Chest and to the Commercial Union Assurance Company, as well as numerous other boards, councils and advisory positions. In 1888 he married Caroline Cameron (died 1929), daughter of Sir William W. Gull. Publications Many contributions to the study of current medical questions and school hygiene, including tuberculosis, and the future of the tuberculous soldier. Publications Memoir on the Cholera at Oxford in the year 1854, with considerations suggested by the epidemic , John Churchill and J. H. & J. Parker: London, 1856.

Archival history

Acquired by St Thomas's Hospital Medical School Library

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Transferred from St Thomas' Hospital Medical School Library in 2002

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers of Thomas Dyke Acland comprising: letters relating to cases of actinomycosis, and the publication of research by Peverell S Hichins, 1905, including manuscript of thesis 'Actiniomycosis and allied disorders', Peverell Hichens, MA MD Oxon, MRCP London; reprint of 'Some remarks on a case of actinomycosis of the lungs' by P S Hichens, published in the British Medical Journal , Nov 4 1905; photograph of case of actinomycosis involving skin; letters from W K Treves, 1905; S G Shattock (1852-1924), 1895, 1906; W Stanley Melsome, 1895; H D Rolleston, 1906; J J Pringle (died 1922); Sir Alfred Pearce Gould (1852-1922), 1893; C J Cullingworth (1841-1908), 1902; and a number of anatomical illustrations; survey of published reports of actinomycosis; and table of English cases of actinomycosis, 1886-1906; letter from Dr Graham F Harford, Church Missionary Society, concerning one of Acland's patients, Feb 1910; bound volume containing offprint of 'Mitral Stenosis: a clinical lecture, delivered at the Hospital for consumption and diseases of the chest, 1889' by Thomas Dyke Acland, reprinted from The Lancet , Jul 1889; also contains extract of The Lancet , 26 Oct 1889, Acland's reply to criticism of his article; two manuscript letters to Acland from [N Bandner] relating to corrections in the article 7 Jul 1889, 17 Aug 1889. Also contains correspondence between St Thomas's Hospital Librarian F A Tubbs with Professor Philip Rhodes, concerning his research on Charles Cullingworth, Dec 1968-Jul 1970; also typescript transcript of letter from C J Cullingworth to Acland, 10 Jul 1902; and extract related to Cullingworth from the St Thomas's Hospital Gazette , No 49, 3 Feb 1951.

System of arrangement

As set out above in Scope and Content.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive and Corporate Record Services.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Detailed Catalogue

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: Who's Who 1897-1996 CD-ROM (A & C Black).
Compiled by Alison Field

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

January 2004

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  • Dermatology
  • Diseases
  • Medical sciences
  • Pathology
  • Respiratory tract diseases
  • Surgery
  • Thoracic diseases

Personal names

  • Acland, Theodore Dyke, 1851-1931, Physician
  • Acland, Theodore Dyke, 1851-1931, Physician
  • Gould, Sir, Alfred Pearce, 1852-1922, Knight, Surgeon
  • Hichens, Peverell, fl 1905, Physician
  • Pringle, John James, d 1922, Physician
  • Rolleston, Sir, Humphrey Davy, 1862-1944, Knight, Physician

Corporate names

  • British Medical Journal
  • King's College London College Archives
  • St Thomas' Hospital, London

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