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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 TH/PP49
RENDLE, George (1843-1922)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 item


Name of creator(s)

Rendle, George, 1843-1922, surgeon and apothecary

Administrative / Biographical history

George Rendle was born in 1843, the son of William Rendle, Surgeon. He was educated at the Merchant Taylors' School, entered Guy's Hospital in 1861, and qualified at Colleges and the Apothecaries' Hall in 1865. He was in medical practice with his father until 1869. He also worked for some time as a census clerk to the General Register Office. In 1883, he was appointed as Secretary to the Medical School at St Thomas's Hospital, a post which he held until 1905, when he became librarian at the Medical School. Rendle retired in 1916 and died in 1922.

Archival history

Acquired by St Thomas's Hospital Medical School Library

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Transferred from St Thomas' Hospital Medical School Library in 2002

Content & structure

Scope and content

Indenture of George Rendle, son of William Rendle, Surgeon of Newington Causeway, Surrey, as apprentice to his father for seven years in the art of surgeon and apothecary, 1857.

System of arrangement

1 item

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

Sources: St Thomas's Hospital Gazette, No 2 Vol 26, 1916, and Vol 29, 1922.

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

Compiled by Alison Field, January 2004

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  • Higher science education
  • Medical education

Personal names

  • Rendle, George, 1843-1922, Surgeon and Apothecary

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives

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