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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 G/PP1/33
LUCAS, Richard Clement (1846-1915)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
2 volumes


Name of creator(s)

Lucas, Richard Clement, 1846-1915, surgeon

Administrative / Biographical history

Richard Clement Lucas was born on 16 April 1846, son of William Lucas of Oaklands, Midhurst, Sussex. Educated at Queenwood College, Stockbridge, Hants; Guy's Hospital, and the University of London. Passed First Division at every examination; awarded gold medal at MB, Honours at BS, and FRCS. Lucas was appointed Assistant Demonstrator of Anatomy at Guy's, 1872, Senior Demonstrator, 1874, Demonstrator in Practical Surgery, 1877. In 1875, he was elected Assistant Surgeon, and was Surgeon from 1888-1906. He also lectured in the Medical School on Anatomy, 1888-1900, and Surgery 1900-1906, retiring in 1906. Lucas served as a member of the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons from 1901-1914, and as Vice President of the College, 1909-1911. Bradshaw Lecturer, 1911. He was married to Kathleen Emma Pelly. He died on 30 June 1915. Publications: The Bradshaw Lecture on Some Points in Heredity. Delivered before the Royal College of Surgeons, December 6th, 1911 , Adlard & Son: London, 1912

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

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

Content & structure

Scope and content

Two manuscript notebooks 'Volume 1, R Lucas, Guy's Hospital' containing notes on lectures on midwifery by Dr Oldham, mammalian class by Dr Pavy, and medical jurisprudence, [Alfred Swaine] Taylor, 140ff; and ' Volume 2, R C Lucas', containing notes on lectures on medicine by [William Withey] Gull, 2 Dec 1864, and [George Owen] Rees, 4 Jan 64; and on surgery, by [John] Birkett, 3rd Nov 1864, and [Alfred] Poland, 3 Jan 1865, includes diagrams and sketches illustrating subjects of lecture, 168ff.

System of arrangement

The papers are part of a series of personal papers in the Guy's Hospital Medical School collection .

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

This summary guide.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

Papers of Alfred Swaine Taylor, (1806-1880) Medical Jurist including autobiographical notes, held by the Natural History Museum (Ref: L MSS HUN); and report of analyses in case of suspected poisoning, 1867, held by Royal College of Physicians of London (see Accessions to repositories 1977). Sir William Withey Gull, (1816-1890) 1st Baronet Physician, held at King's College Library, papers 1839-1864 (Ref: GB 0100 G/PP2/15-17 and G/PP4/10); papers including clinical and lecture notes, 1838-53, held by Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine (Ref: MSS 2136, 2140, 2654-55, 3079-80); papers relating to treatment of Prince of Wales for typhoid, 1871-72, held by Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine (Ref: MS 5873); letters to H W and S A Acland, 1870-90, held by Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts (Ref: MSS Acland); correspondence relating to Guy's Hospital, 1879-80, held by London Metropolitan Archives (Ref: H09/GY/A/220).National Register of ArchivesPublication note:

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: Mr Guy's Hospital 1726-1948, H C Cameron, Longmans Green and Co Ltd, London, 1954; Who's Who 1897-1996 (CD-ROM, Oxford University Press, 1996); Guy's Hospital Gazette, Vol 29, 17 Jul 1915; British Library (online) Public Catalogue. 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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  • Clinical medicine
  • Health services
  • Higher science education
  • Hospitals
  • Medical education
  • Medical institutions
  • Medical personnel
  • Medical profession
  • Medical sciences
  • Midwifery
  • Nursing
  • Orthopaedics
  • People
  • People by occupation
  • Personnel
  • Physicians
  • Social sciences
  • Social welfare
  • Students
  • Surgeons
  • Surgery
  • Therapy

Personal names

  • Birkett, John, fl 1844-1850, Surgeon
  • Gull, Sir, William Withey, 1816-1890, Baronet, Physician
  • Lucas, Richard Clement, 1846-1915, Surgeon
  • Lucas, Richard Clement, 1846-1915, Surgeon
  • Oldham, Henry, 1815-1902, Surgeon
  • Poland, John, fl 1865-1906, Surgeon
  • Rees, George Owen, 1813-1889, Physician
  • Taylor, Alfred Swaine, 1806-1880, Physician

Corporate names

  • Guy's Hospital Medical School
  • Guy's Hospital, London
  • King's College London College Archives


  • Southwark, London, England

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