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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 TH/PP16
CLINE, Henry (1750-1827)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 volume


Name of creator(s)

Cline, Henry, 1750-1827, surgeon

Administrative / Biographical history

Born, London, 1750; educated, Merchant Taylors' School; apprenticed to Mr. Thomas Smith, surgeon to St Thomas's Hospital, 1767; frequently lectured for Joseph 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).

Archival history

Acquired by Guy's Hospital Medical School Library

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Transferred from Guy's Hospital Medical School Library, 2002

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers relating to Henry Cline, [1780-1811], comprising notes on his lectures on surgery [1780-1811], taken by an unidentified student.

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

Cline's lecture notes, [1777-1824] held by King's College London (Reference: G/PP1/28; G/PP1/43; G/PP 2/8 Jarvis; TH/PP Cline; TH/PP Hunter; TH/PP Rayner; TH/PP Savory; TH/PP Smart; TH/PP Valentines; TH/PP Warren; TH/PP Whitefield).

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. Revised June 2004

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  • Anatomy
  • Biology
  • Diseases
  • Documents
  • Health services
  • Higher science education
  • Influenza
  • Information sources
  • Medical education
  • Medical personnel
  • Medical profession
  • Medical records
  • Medical sciences
  • Pathology
  • Patients
  • People
  • People by occupation
  • Personnel
  • Physicians
  • Physiology
  • Social sciences
  • Social welfare
  • Surgeons
  • Surgery

Personal names

  • Cline, Henry, 1750-1827, Surgeon

Corporate names

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


  • Southwark, London, England

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