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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 G/PP1/11
CLARKE family [1837-1945]
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
2 photograph albums, 1 file


Name of creator(s)

Clarke, Julius St Thomas, 1837-1901, surgeon, Clarke, Astley Vavasour, 1890-1945, physician

Administrative / Biographical history

Julius St Thomas Clarke, MS FRCS, surgeon, entered Guy's Hospital Medical School as pupil in 1860; married Hannah Vawser. Astley Vavasour Clarke, born 7 Feb 1870, son of Julius St Thomas Clarke and Hannah nee Vawser; educated at Oakham School, Caius College, Cambridge, Guy's Hospital (entered Apr 1892) and abroad. Awarded: BA (Cantab) 1892, MD 1898, MB BCh 1895, MRCS LRCP London 1896, MA MD (Cantab) Deputy Lieutenant, County of Leicester, 1928. Held the positions of Honorary Physician, Leicester Royal Infirmary, 1896-1930, Hon Consultant Physician, Ministry of Pensions (East Midlands Div) 1920, Member Leicester and Rutland Territorial Association since 1910. Also Deputy Chairman Leicester City Health Committee; Chairman of City General Hospital; President Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, 1912; President Leicester Medical Society 1911; Sheriff of Rutland, 1942. Retired in 1925; Married Ethel Mary Gee of Leicester, 1899. Died 21 Feb 1945. Publications: Lyddington, Rutland. Some points in the village history (1936). Also contributed to various medical journals

Archival history

Photograph albums presented to the Wills Library, Guy's Hospital Medical School, by Astley V Clarke, 1907.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

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

Content & structure

Scope and content

Two decorative photograph albums of Julius St Thomas Clarke containing black and white photographs of Guy's Hospital staff [1863]; and manuscript and typescript copies of theses submitted by Astley Clarke for MB and MD degrees at Cambridge University, 1895, and 1898.

System of arrangement

As outlined 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 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

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: Who's Who 1897-1996 CD-ROM (A & C Black); British Library Public On-line catalogue. 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

June 2004

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  • History
  • History of medicine

Personal names

  • Clarke, Astley Vavasour, 1890-1945, Physician
  • Clarke, Julius St Thomas, 1837-1901, Surgeon

Corporate names

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

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