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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB 0100 G/Reports
Level of description
Series of Guy's Hospital Medical School
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
3 boxes and 1 linear metre of volumes


Name of creator(s)


Administrative / Biographical history

Guy's Hospital Reports was first published in 1836, and contained papers by staff and lecturers of the Hospital. Supervision of the publication of the Reports was undertaken by the Schools Meeting and later by the Advisory Committee of Guy's Hospital Reports. The Editorial Committee oversaw the printing, circulation, advertising and subscriptions. Publication of the Reports was discontinued in 1974 due to the increasing costs of production.

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 Reports, 1856-1985, comprising minutes and papers of the Advisory Committee of Guy's Hospital Reports, 1907-1921; minutes and papers of the Editorial Committee, 1922-1974; administrative papers, comprising notes on the printing and delivery of Reports, 1835-1838; list of subscribers, 1875-1897; correspondence of the editor, relating to contribution of articles and printing, 1856-1922; papers of the Medical School Secretary relating to the publication of the reports, 1952-1985, including correspondence with contributors and printers; accounts relating to publication and printing, comprising journal, 1932-1974; ledger, 1950-1977; annual accounts and balance sheets, 1933-1972; copies of Guy's Hospital Reports, 1893, 1913-1972 (incomplete series), with indexes, 1856, 1894-1961; supplement, 1927; copies of reprinted articles, 1952-1972.

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

Related units of description

King's College London Archives hold minutes of Guy's Hospital Medical School Meetings (Reference: G/Committees) Complete series of Guy's Hospital Reports, 1836-1974, is held by King's College London Guy's Campus Information Services Centre.

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 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
  • Finance
  • Financial administration
  • Health services
  • Hospitals
  • Medical sciences
  • Periodicals
  • Printing
  • Publishing
  • Publishing industry
  • Social Policy and Welfare
  • Social welfare

Corporate names

  • Guy's Hospital Medical School
  • Guy's Hospital Reports, journal
  • Guy's Hospital, London

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