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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 TH/PP31
HORTON-SMITH, Raymond John (1873-1899 )
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 volume


Name of creator(s)

Horton-Smith, Raymond John, 1873-1899, physician

Administrative / Biographical history

R J Horton-Smith was born in London on 16 Mar 1873, the son of Richard Horton-Smith and his wife Marilla nee Baily. He was educated at Reading and Marlborough College, Wiltshire, St John's College Cambridge, University of London (Wainwright Prizeman) and St Thomas' Hospital Medical School. He was awarded MA, MB, BC, MRCS, LRCP. He died of tuberculosis on 8 Oct 1899, at Davos, Switzerland, aged 27. The Raymond Horton-Smith Prize I the University of Cambridge was founded in his honour in 1900.

Archival history

Papers were collected by Lionel Horton-Smith, brother of Raymond Horton-Smith, and bound together. Deposited in the St Thomas's Hospital Medical School Library, 1977

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Transferred from St Thomas's Hospital Medical School Library in 2002

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers relating to Raymond John Horton-Smith, (1873-1899), including printed notices of his death, obituaries, photograph, and various published articles.

System of arrangement

1 volume

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

This collection level description.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Description control

Archivist's Note

Archivist's note: Sources: obituaries contained in the item itself. Compiled by Alison Field

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

January 2004

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Personal names

  • Smith, Raymond John Horton-, 1873-1899, Physician

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives

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