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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 G/PP1/20
GIBBS, Henry Hucks, (1819-1907)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 item


Name of creator(s)

Gibbs, Henry Hucks, 1819-1907, 1st Baron Aldenham, banker and scholar

Administrative / Biographical history

Educated at Rugby, and Exeter College Oxford, MA 1944. Head of Anthony Gibbs and Sons, London; Director of Bank of England 1853-1901; Governor 1875-1877; MP (Conservative) City of London, 1891-1892; trustee of National Portrait Gallery; Member of Council, Keble College Oxford. Married Louisa Adams, 1845. Created 1st Baron Aldenham, 1896. Died in 1907.

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

Letter to Henry Hucks Gibbs (Lord Aldenham) from Francis [Knollys], 5 Mar 1896, relating to agreement of the Prince of Wales [later King Edward VII} to preside at the dinner to be held in May 1896, in aid of the re-endowment fund of Guy's Hospital.

System of arrangement

1 item

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

Correspondence held by Guildhall Library (Reference: MSS 11021-22); letters (32) received, 1869-99 held by Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies (Reference: D/EX252); correspondence and papers relating to bimetallism, 1879, held by London University: British Library of Political and Economic Science (Reference: Coll Misc 145); correspondence with Arthur James Balfour, 1895-1898, held by the British Library, Manuscript Collections (Reference: ADD MSS 49791 Passim); Correspondence with JO Halliwell-Phillipps, 1854-1883, held by Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections (Reference: LOA); correspondence with Sir William Harcourt, 1889-1895, held by Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts (Reference: MSS Harcourt); letters to Sir Louis Mallet, 1876, 1887-1888, held by Oxford University: Balliol College Library.

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.

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

June 2004

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Personal names

  • Edward VII, 1841-1910, King of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Gibbs, Henry Hucks, 1819-1907, 1st Baron Aldenham, Banker and Scholar
  • Knollys, Francis, 1837-1924, 1st Viscount Knollys, Private Secretary to King Edward VII

Corporate names

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

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