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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB 0100 G/College
GUY'S HOSPITAL: Medical School College
Level of description
Series of Guy's Hospital Medical School
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
20 files, 17 volumes and 39 vinyl disc recordings


Name of creator(s)

GUY'S HOSPITAL: Medical School College

Administrative / Biographical history

As early as 1839 the Treasurer of Guy's Hospital Medical School had attempted to provide a residential college for students but the plan failed as the School could not meet the expense. Before the establishment of the College, many students lived in poor conditions in the neighbourhood of the hospital. By 1885 the need for residential accommodation had become more urgent with the appointment of more resident house-officers by the Hospital. The Hospital agreed to help with the funding and a college was built on a site on Maze Pond next to the hospital. The College was formally opened in 1890. During the Second World War the College was badly damaged, and most of the building rebuilt and refurbished. The College was reopened in 1946 under the management of the Medical School. The College was later demolished to make way for the building of Guy's Tower.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

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

Content & structure

Scope and content

Records relating to Guy's Hospital Medical School College, 1888-1982, comprising minutes and papers of Guy's Hospital College Committee, 1888-1982, relating to fundraising for the establishment of the College and its management; correspondence files relating to the establishment of the College, including accounts and fees, 1888; papers and correspondence concerning purchase of debentures, 1888-1889; agreements relating to supply of services to the College and building of fives courts, 1888-1891; inventory of furniture and fixtures, 1902; insurance policies and related papers for the College and staff, 1907-1934; papers relating to property rates and maintenance expenses, 1890-1915; financial records, including balance sheets, receipts and payments, 1908-1937; general ledgers, 1889-1976; rent ledgers, 1890-1936; rent register, giving names of occupants of rooms, 1927-1932; journals, 1889-1975; cash books, 1888-1976; vinyl disc recordings and printed programmes of Guy's Hospital Residents' Theatricals, 1905-1965.

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

Sources: Mr Guy's Hospital 1726-1948 H C Cameron (Longmans, Green and Co, London, 1954). 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

December 2002

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  • Accounting
  • Building maintenance
  • Building operations
  • Building services
  • Construction engineering
  • Construction engineering
  • Decorative arts
  • Finance
  • Financial administration
  • Furniture
  • Hostels
  • Housing
  • Housing provision
  • Medical students
  • Students

Corporate names

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


  • Southwark, London, England, UK, Western Europe

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