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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 G/PP1/28
JARVIS, Daniel (fl 1786-1800)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
5 volumes


Name of creator(s)

Jarvis, Daniel, fl 1786-1800, physician

Administrative / Biographical history

Jarvis, entered Guy's Hospital, Oct 1785. Obtained M D.

Archival history

Presented to the Library of Guy's Hospital by 'H W', the grand nephew of Daniel Jarvis.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

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

Content & structure

Scope and content

Manuscript volumes of lecture notes taken by Daniel Jarvis including two volumes of notes on 'Fordyce's Lectures on Acute Diseases', with poetical production at various periods of Danial Jarvis,145 ff & 31ff, 1786-1800; manuscript notes taken by Jarvis on 'Mr Cline's lectures on surgery and anatomy', containing 103 lectures, 236 ff, [1786-1790]; three volumes of manuscript notes 'Lectures on chronic diseases by George Fordyce MD FRS, Censor of the Royal College of Physicians, Reader of the Practice of Physic in London, and Senior Physician to St Thomas's Hospital, taken by Daniel Jarvis, 1786' containing of 53 lectures, Volume 1, folios 1-186, (with index to all three volumes), Volume 2, folios 189-380, and Volume 3, folios 381-585; two volumes of manuscript notes taken by Jarvis on 'Lowder's midwifery' containing 55 lectures on midwifery by William Lowder, Volume 1, (with index to both volumes), folios 1-180, and Volume 2, folios 181-370 [1786-1790].

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

Related units of description

Papers of George Fordyce relating to minerals, held by Glasgow University Library, Special Collections Department; dissertation on inflammation, c1770, held by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (reference: Fordyce); papers held by the Royal Society; lecture notes, 1785, held by Somerset Archive and Record Service (reference: DD/PO/115); lectures relating to chemistry taken by John Samwell, 1765, held by Glasgow University Library, Special Collections Department (reference: MS Gen 786); lecture notes, 1765, held by Osler Library, McGill University, Montreal; lecture notes, 1781-1782, held by Northwestern University Medical School Library, Chicago; lecture notes, 1774-1790, held by the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine (reference: MSS 2395-2402, 5279-81); letters to David Garrick, held by the Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library; letters to Sir Archibald Grant, 1767-1769, held by the National Archives of Scotland (reference: GD345/1171).

Lecture notes of Cline, 1788-1805, are held by the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine, (reference: MSS 1672-83); lecture notes are also held by the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Birmingham University Special Collections Department (reference: 1958/iii/30-32), and St Thomas's Hospital Library

Lecture notes of William Lowder, 1778-1790, held by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (reference: Lowder); lecture notes held by the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine (reference: MSS 3332-37) and notes by B Lukyn of midwifery lectures, 1786, held by the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine (reference: MS 7789).

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: Dictionary of National Biography CD-ROM (Oxford University Press, 1995); British Library Public on-line catalogue; Historical Manuscripts Commission's On-line National Register of Archives. Catalogue of the Printed Books and Manuscripts in the Library of St Thomas's Hospital Medical School (1491-1900) D T Bird (London, 1984). 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

October 2001, Revised February 2003; June 2004

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  • Diseases
  • History
  • History of medicine
  • Medical sciences
  • Midwifery
  • Nursing
  • Pathology
  • Surgery

Personal names

  • Cline, Henry, 1750-1827, Surgeon
  • Fordyce, George, 1736-1802, Physician
  • Jarvis, Daniel, fl 1786-1800, Physician
  • Lowder, William, fl 1778-1801, Obstetrician

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives

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