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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB 0100 G/PP5
CLINE, Henry (1750-1827)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
2 volumes


Name of creator(s)

CLINE, Henry (1750-1827)

Administrative / Biographical history

Henry Cline: born, London, 1750; educated, Merchant Taylors' School; apprenticed to Mr. Thomas Smith, surgeon to St Thomas's Hospital, 1767; frequently lectured for Else, then lecturer on anatomy; diploma from Surgeons' Hall, 1774; attended a course of John Hunter's lectures, and was much influenced by them, 1774; lecturer on anatomy, St Thomas's Hospital, 1781-1811; Surgeon, St Thomas's Hospital, 1784-1811; examiner at the College of Surgeons, 1810; Master of the College of Surgeons, 1815; delivered the Hunterian Oration, 1816, 1824; President of the College of Surgeons, 1823; died, 1827.

Publications: On the Form of Animals (Bulmer & Co, London, 1805). Daniel Jarvis gained an M. D.

Archival history

The volume of notes by Daniel Jarvis was presented to Guy's Hospital Medical Library by 'H W', his grand nephew, in 1899.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

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

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers relating to Henry Cline, [1780-1811], comprising notes on his lectures on surgery and anatomy, taken by a student, Daniel Jarvis, undated [1786]; notes on his lectures on surgery, [1780-1811], taken by an unidentified student.

System of arrangement

2 volumes

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 Services.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Summary guide entry on-line.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

Lecture notes taken by Daniel Jarvis, on George Fordyce's lectures on chronic diseases, 1786, and notes on his lectures on acute diseases, 1786 (reference: Fordyce); on Lowder's lectures on midwifery, undated [1786] (reference: Lowder), held by King's College London College Archives. Lecture notes of Cline, 1788-1805, are held by the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine, (reference: MSS 1672-83); lecture notes are also held by the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Birmingham University Special Collections Department (reference: 1958/iii/30-32), and St Thomas's Hospital Library.

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: Dictionary of National Biography CD-ROM Oxford University Press, 1995); Historical Manuscripts Commission's On-Line National Register of Archives; British Library Public On-line catalogue; Catalogue of the Printed Books and Manuscripts in the Library of St Thomas's Hospital Medical School (1491-1900) D T Bird (London, 1984). 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

October 2001

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  • Anatomy
  • Biology
  • Higher science education
  • Medical Sciences
  • Medical education
  • Medical personnel
  • Medical profession
  • Medical sciences
  • Physicians
  • Surgeons x Physicians
  • Surgery

Personal names

  • Cline, Henry (1750-1827), Surgeon
  • Jarvis, Daniel (fl 1786), Physician

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