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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB 0100 G/S22-S23
GUY'S HOSPITAL: Guyites Club and Junior Guyites Club
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
4 volumes


Name of creator(s)

GUY'S HOSPITAL: Guyites Club and Junior Guyites Club

Administrative / Biographical history

The 'Guyites' Club was founded in 1845, to 'perpetuate the friendship which existed amongst its members during their studentship at Guy's Hospital'. The Club held an annual dinner, which was continued by the Junior Guyites Club.

Archival history

The minute book of the Guyite Club was deposited with the Library of Guy's Hospital Medical School in 1959 by Sir Charles Symonds.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

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

Content & structure

Scope and content

Records of the Guyites Club of Guy's Hospital, 1845-1959, comprising minutes, 1845-1857, 1872-1886, which include details of the establishment of the Club, regulations, annual dinner expenses; letter concerning the deposit of the minute book with Guy's Hospital, 1959; 'Laws of the Guyites Club', undated; 'Rules of the United Guyites', undated; letter concerning annual meeting, 1905; Guyite Club Reports, 1903-1905; Records of the Junior Guyite's Club, [1921-1928], comprising list of members of the Junior Guyite Club, [1920s], with accounts and correspondence of the Club Secretary, 1921-1928, including members' lists.

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

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

Detailed catalogues are available in the reading room of the College Archives.

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

April 2002; revised November 2002

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  • Clubs
  • Higher science education
  • Leisure
  • Leisure time activities
  • Medical Sciences
  • Medical education
  • Medical personnel
  • Medical profession
  • Medical students
  • Physicians
  • Students

Corporate names

  • Guy's Hospital, Guyites Club
  • Guy's Hospital, Junior Guyite Club


  • Southwark, London, England, UK, Western Europe

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