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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
HAYMAN, William Speed (1858-1950)
Level of description
collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
2 files of papers, 2 files of photographs and 2 oversize photographs


Name of creator(s)

Hayman, William Speed, 1858-1950, physician

Administrative / Biographical history

Born, 1858, attended King's College School, 1874-1877; student in the Medical Department of King's College London from 1877; Associate of King's College, 1889, qualifying in 1890; studied under Joseph Lister, Professor of Clinical Surgery at King's College; probably a Senior Dresser under Jeremiah Penny, House Surgeon at King's, 1890; died, 1950.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Papers donated to the College by Morwenna Hayman, daughter of William Speed Hayman, 1952-1953. The photographs of Joseph Lister were retained in King's College Hospital until they were transferred to the archive from the Weston Education Centre in two accessions in July 2004 and July 2005 alongside other images of Joseph Lister (see K/PP152) and photographs of King's College Hospital and the King's College Hospital Medical School (see KHMS/PH).

Content & structure

Scope and content

Collection consists of photographs taken by William Speed Hayman of Joseph Lister and his colleagues with related correspondence and Hayman's personal papers. Comprises one file of photographs of Joseph Lister and his colleagues in King's College Hospital, Portugal Street taken by Hayman 1890-1891; one file of correspondence between Miss Morwenna Hayman, daughter of William Speed Hayman, Walter Frank Gunn, Secretary of the King's College London Medical School, and Herbert Willoughby Lyle, author of King's and some King's men (London, 1935), relating to the photographs of Joseph Lister and his colleagues, and the identification of the personalities in the photographs, 1952-1953; article from King's College Hospital Gazette, Christmas 1952, relating to the above photographs and one file of ephemera including King's College School assessment reports for Hayman, 1876-1877; series of admission cards for King's College London Medical Department, 1877-1883; receipts for payment of fees by Hayman for classes at St Thomas's Hospital and Queen Charlotte's Lying-in Hospital, 1884-1885; mark sheets for Hayman at King's College London Medical Department, 1877-1882; British Museum Reading Room admission ticket, 1881; certificates of proficiency and attendance at classes in midwifery, vaccination, The Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London, and the Society of Apothecaries of London, 1884-1889; University of London Bachelor of Medicine Pass List, 1890; Medical Registration Certificate, 1890; testimonials for Hayman by the Dean of the Medical Faculty, John Curnow, and Lionel Smith Beale, Professor of the Principles and Practice of Medicine, 1891; photograph of Hayman, 1900; fabric blazer badge of King's College mascot, Reggie the lion.

System of arrangement

Arranged in three sections as follows: photographs taken by William Speed Hayman of Joseph Lister and his colleagues in King's College Hospital, Portugal Street; correspondence and article relating to the Hayman photographs of Joseph Lister and his colleagues and papers and photographs relating to Hayman.

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 Services.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Detailed catalogue online and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

King's College London College Archives holds two photographs of Hayman, [1890] (see KH/PHOTO/1) and 1900, (see KHMS/PH/1/1/41); other images of Joseph Lister are available in K/PP152.

Description control

Archivist's Note

King's College London annual Calendars; Herbert Willoughby Lyle, King's and some King's men (London, 1935).

Entry compiled by Geoff Browell.

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

18 May 2000


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  • Higher science education
  • Medical education
  • Medical sciences
  • Surgery
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Personal names

  • Beevor, Hugh Reeve, 1858-1939, 5th Bart, Surgeon
  • Hayman, William Speed, 1858-1950, Physician
  • Hayman, William Speed, 1858-1950, Physician
  • Lister, Joseph, 1827-1912, 1st Baron Lister, Surgeon
  • Penny, Jeremiah, 1864-1934, Lt Col, Surgeon

Corporate names

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


  • London, England

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