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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB 0100 G/Finance
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
Approximately 75 volumes


Name of creator(s)


Administrative / Biographical history

Important matters of policy and finance were discussed at staff meetings, which were called as the need arose. Originally attended by clinical staff, all senior members of staff were later called to attend. The annual School Meeting, presided over by the Treasurer was attended by all the teachers in the School. At theses meetings the Treasurer made a brief statement of the financial position and announced the value of the 'share' for the preceding year. The 'share' was the method of renumeration of the clinical staff until 1925, when it was replaced by a nominal salary. The accounting system of the medical school was mechanised in 1970. Guy's Hospital College was a residential College which opened in 1890 after the number of resident posts was increased in 1888.

Archival history

The records were transferred from the Finance Office to a basement in the Medical School in the 1980s.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

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

Content & structure

Scope and content

Financial records of Guy's Hospital Medical School, notably Medical School and College balance sheets and statements of receipts and payments, [1905-1935]; College balance sheets, 1894-1902, 1903-1930, 1930-1937; Medical School guard books containing balance sheets, 1893-1907, 1923-1938; auditors' accounts for Medical School, 1881-1930; Medical School general ledgers, 1883-1976; departmental ledgers, 1953-1976; research ledgers, 1969-1976; investment, 1948-1967 and Dental ledger, 1940-1967; Dental School general ledger, 1967-1976; investment ledger (income) 1967-1976; Medical School fee ledgers, 1873-1935; pupils' fees register, 1911-1925; Dental School fee ledgers, 1896-1925; Guy's Hospital College rent ledgers, 1890-1935; general ledger, 1915-1933; ledger 1945-1976; journal, 1889-1922; Medical and Dental School share registers, 1895-1925; Medical School journals, 1890-1939, 1971-1976; Dental School journal, 1965-1976; Medical School fee budget books, 1945-1985; Guy's Hospital Medical School analysis books, 1903-1982; Guy's Hospital Medical School salaries and wages account books, [1891-1975], giving staff names; register of non-academic staff, [1893-1939]; receipts for staff salaries, 1835, 1841-1842, giving names and occupations; Guy's Hospital war memorial fund accounts, 1918-1923; Biennial Festival account books, 1935-1972; Astley Cooper prize fund journal, 1920-1973; ledger, 1919-1973; memorandum book, [1794-1796], containing receipts, accounts and numbers of patients admissions and deaths at Guy's Hospital for 1780-1794.

System of arrangement

As outlined in the 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

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 and Corporate Record 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

Description control

Archivist's Note

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

March 2002

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  • Academic teaching personnel
  • Economics of education
  • Educational finance
  • Educational grants
  • Educational personnel
  • Higher science education
  • Hostels
  • Housing
  • Housing provision
  • Medical education
  • Scholarships
  • Student housing
  • Student welfare
  • Students
  • Teachers

Corporate names

  • Guy's Hospital Dental School
  • Guy's Hospital Medical School
  • Guy's Hospital, London


  • Southwark, London, England, UK, Western Europe

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