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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 G/PP1/26
ILIFF, William Tiffin (d 1887)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
2 volumes, 1 item


Name of creator(s)

Iliff, William Tiffin, died 1887, surgeon

Administrative / Biographical history

W T Iliff entered as a pupil at Guy's Hospital, January 1819.

Archival history

Donated to Guy's Hospital Library by, Belinda Lee Jones, Jan 1992.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

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

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers of William Tiffin Iliff comprising a printed booklet The chronicles of the Guyites -a report of the fortieth anniversary of the Guyites club, 18 Jun 1885, containing an article on its history by Iliff; volume containing cuttings of articles by William Tiffin Iliff, surgeon, including 'Cases of syanosis or morbus caeruleus with remarks on the condition of the fossa ovalis', London Medical Gazette , 5 Dec 1845; 'Royal South London Dispensary [cases of ] empyema and pneumothorax', The Lancet , Nov, Dec 1846; Royal South London Dispensary, pleuritic effusion and malignant disease', The Lancet , 2 Jan 1847; Royal South London Dispensary - diffuse phlegmonous inflammation', The Lancet , 17 Feb 1847; 'Cases of intestinal irritation', The Chemist , Mar 1847; 'Experiment with chloroform at the Royal Institution, The Lancet , 5 Feb 1848; 'On a case of poisoning by opium, and its successful treatment by electro-galvanism', The Lancet , 24 Mar 1849; 'Cases of poisoning with remarks', The Lancet , 1 Dec 1849, 15 Dec 1849; 'Cases of spina bifida', The Lancet , 20 Apr 1850; 'Cases in private practice', and 'The microscope and its wonders'; printed notice of Iliff's death, 1887.

System of arrangement

As outlined in 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 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 Records Services.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Detailed catalogue

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Description control

Archivist's Note

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

June 2004

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  • History
  • History of medicine

Personal names

  • Iliff, William Tiffin, died 1887, Surgeon

Corporate names

  • Guy's Hospital Guyites Club
  • King's College London College Archives
  • Royal South London Dispensary

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