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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
LYLE, Herbert Willoughby (1870-1956)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 volume with loose inserts


Name of creator(s)

Lyle, Herbert Willoughby, 1870-1956, Consulting Ophthalmic Surgeon

Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1870; Educated, King's College School and King's College London; House Surgeon and Ophthalmic Assistant, King's College Hospital; Resident Medical Officer, St Peter's Hospital, London; Surgeon and Dean, Royal Eye Hospital, London; Ophthalmic Surgeon, Royal Ear Hospital, London; Senior Demonstrator of Anatomy and Tutor, Sheffield Medical School; Demonstrator of Physiology and Lecturer in Animal Biology, King's College London, 1895; Lecturer, Zoology, Animal Biology and Elementary Biology, King's College London, 1900; Lecturer, Physiology, King's College London, 1904; Assistant Ophthalmic Surgeon, King's College Hospital, 1910; Dean, King's College Hospital Medical School, 1911; Fellow, 1922, Associate and Member of the Corporation of King's College London; Consulting Ophthalmic Surgeon to King's College Hospital, 1929, and Beckenham Hospital, Kent; Dean Emeritus and Emeritus Lecturer on Ophthalmology, King's College Hospital Medical School, 1929; Consulting Surgeon, Royal Eye Hospital; Honorary Consulting Ophthalmic Surgeon to Royal School for Blind, and South London Institute for the Blind; died, 13 March 1956. Publications: Manual of physiology for students and practitioners (1911); King's and some King's men: being a record of the Medical Department of King's College, London, from 1830-1909 and of King's College Hospital Medical School from 1909 to 1934 (Oxford University Press, London, 1935, Addendum to 1948, 1950); Applied physiology of the eye assisted by T Keith Lyle (Baillière, Tindall & Cox, London, 1958).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

King's College Hospital.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers, 1891-1960, including an alphabetical index of private pupils of Willoughby Lyle, 1891-1901; manuscript summary of the career of Katherine Henrietta Monk, Matron, King's College Hospital, submitted to Lyle by Alice Little, Sister, King's College Hospital, 1939; obituaries mainly from The Lancet , of Philip Franklin, otolaryngologist, John Alexander Drake, Physician for Diseases of the Skin, King's College Hospital, Francis Henry Mosse, medical missionary, and others, 1926-1952; pamphlet biography of William Frederick Danvers Smith, 2nd Viscount Hambleden, comprising obituaries and memorials from a number of newspapers and an address at his funeral at Remenham Church, 1928; a brief biography by Lyle of Professor Robert Bentley Todd, Physician to King's College Hospital, [1928].

System of arrangement

1 volume index, with loose papers inserted

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, King's College London.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Handlist available in the reading room of the College Archives.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

Further sources for Lyle's work at King's College Hospital are King's College London Council minutes (ref: KA/C/M), and King's College Hospital Committee of Management minutes (ref: KH/C/M/M), held by King's College London Archives.

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: H Willoughby Lyle King's and some King's men (Oxford University Press, London, 1935); Who's Who 1897-1996; British Library OPAC 97. Compiled by Annabel Dodds.

Rules or conventions

National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997; ISAD(G), Second edition, 2000.

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Date(s) of descriptions

May 2000.

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  • Biographies
  • Health services
  • Higher science education
  • Hospitals
  • Indexes
  • Literary forms and genres
  • Literature
  • Medical education
  • Medical institutions
  • Medical students
  • Prose
  • Secondary documents
  • Social sciences
  • Social welfare
  • Students

Personal names

  • Drake, John Alexander, b 1878, Physician
  • Franklin, Philip, d 1951, Otolaryngologist
  • Lyle, Herbert Willoughby, 1870-1956, Ophthalmic Surgeon
  • Monk, Katherine Henrietta, 1855-1915, Matron, King's College Hospital
  • Mosse, Francis Henry, Medical Missionary
  • Smith, William Frederick Danvers, 1868-1928, 2nd Viscount Hambleden
  • Todd, Robert Bentley, 1809-1860, Professor of Physiology

Corporate names

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

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