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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 G/PP1/9
CAMERON, Hector Charles (1878-1958)
Level of description
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 volume


Name of creator(s)

Cameron, [Hector Charles], 1878-1958, physician

Administrative / Biographical history

Born in Glasgow, 17 July 1878, son of Sir Hector Clare Cameron; Educated at Clifton College; University of Glasgow; St John's College, Cambridge (Foundation Scholar in Science); Guy's Hospital (University Scholar); Berlin. MA, Hon. LLD (Glasgow), MA, MD (Cambridge). FRCP (Lond.). Worked as Demonstrator of Physiology at Guy's Hospital Medical School, and Dean of the Medical and Dental School, 1912-1914, Guy's Hospital, London; Consulting Physician to Department for Diseases of Children, Guy's Hospital; Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. Former Lumleian Lecturer RCP (Lond.), 1925; Past President British Paediatric Association and the Sections for Diseases of Children. Royal Society of Medicine and BMA. Died 1 April 1958. Publications: The Nervous Child, (5th Edn, 1948); Joseph Lister, The Friend of Man, 1949; Sir Joseph Banks, KB, PRS, 1953; The History of Mr Guy's Hospital 1726-1948 , 1954; books and papers upon medical subjects.

Archival history

Acquired by Guy's Hospital Medical School Library.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Transferred from Guy's Hospital Medical School Library in 2002.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Manuscript notebook containing notes on various topics including the history of Guy's Hospital. Also letter to 'T B L[ayton]' from E Clayton Jones, concerning the source of notebook, 4 Feb 1959; and letter from T B Layton, to 'Mr Chairman', 5 Feb 1959, found in front of the volume.

System of arrangement

1 volume

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 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 Records Services.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Detailed catalogue

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

Hector Charles Cameron's correspondence, 1955-1956 (12 items), with W R Dawson, held at the Natural History Museum (Reference: BRN 183482).

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: Historical Manuscripts Commission On-line National Register of Archives; 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.

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Date(s) of descriptions

February 2003

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  • History
  • History of medicine

Personal names

  • Cameron, Hector Charles, 1878-1958, Physician

Corporate names

  • Guy's Hospital, London
  • King's College London College Archives


  • Southwark, London, England

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