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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 TH/PP3
ANWYL-DAVIES, Thomas (1891-1971)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
4 volumes


Name of creator(s)

Anwyl-Davies, Thomas, 1891-1971, physician

Administrative / Biographical history

Born, 1891; educated, Bonn, Marburg, Lille; trained at St Thomas's Hospital; University of London; BS 1917 (London); MD 1930; Director, London Hospital (Whitechapel) Clinic for Venereal Diseases, 1930-1936; Lecturer on Venereal Diseases to London Hospital Medical College; Consultant and Venereologist to London County Council, 1930-1936; Director and Physician in Charge of the Department of Venereal Diseases, St Thomas's Hospital, 1936-1956; Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, 1937; Fellow Royal Society of Medicine; London University Lecturer at St Thomas's Hospital Medical School; Honourable Secretary, Royal Medical Benevolent Fund, 1956-1970; Consulting Physician to St Thomas's Hospital; died, 1971. Publications include: Primary Syphilis in the Female (Oxford University Press, London, 1931); The Treatment of Veneral Disease in General Practice (John Bale, Sons & Danielsson, London, 1935); books, papers and articles on research into therapeutic and administrative problems of venereology; yearly contributions to The Medical Annual , 1937-1959.

Archival history

Acquired by St Thomas's Hospital Medical School Library.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Transferred from St Thomas's Hospital Medical School Library in 2002.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers of Thomas Anwyl-Davies, comprising photograph albums of exterior and interior scenes of St Thomas's Hospital, 1910-1917, compiled whilst a student and House Surgeon at St Thomas's, including photographs of staff, sports teams and surgical operations; albums of press cuttings, [1918-1965], relating to venereal disease, his work at St Thomas's Hospital Department of Venereal Diseases and London Hospital (Whitechapel) Clinic for Venereal Diseases, copies of some of his articles and lectures on venereal disease, press cuttings relating to the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund.

System of arrangement

Detailed catalogue

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

Summary guide on-line.

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); British Library Public On-line Catalogue. Compiled by Julie Tancell as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

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

September 2002; revised January 2003

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  • Diseases
  • Infectious diseases
  • Medical personnel
  • Medical profession
  • Medical sciences
  • Medical students
  • Newspaper press
  • Pathology
  • People
  • People by occupation
  • Personnel
  • Photographs
  • Physicians
  • Press
  • Press cuttings
  • Students
  • Surgery
  • Venereal diseases
  • Visual materials

Personal names

  • Anwyl-Davies, Thomas, 1891-1971, Physician

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives
  • London County Council (Whitechapel) Clinic for Venereal Diseases
  • Royal Medical Benevolent Fund
  • St Thomas' Hospital, London
  • Whitechapel Clinic


  • Lambeth, London, England
  • Stepney, London, England
  • Whitechapel, Tower Hamlets, London, England

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