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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 TH/PP52
ROBINSON, Henry Betham (1860-1918)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
6 volumes; 8 certificates


Name of creator(s)

Robinson, Henry Betham, 1860-1918, surgeon

Administrative / Biographical history

Born, West Norwood, 1860; educated; Dulwich College, St Thomas's Hospital, London; graduated Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of London, 1885; Surgeon for Diseases of the Throat, and Lecturer and Demonstrator of Anatomy, St Thomas's Hospital; Hunterian Professor of Surgery and Pathology at the Royal College of Surgeons, England, giving lectures on diseases of the breast, 1892; Examiner in Surgery, Universities of London and Manchester; Surgeon and Lecturer on Surgery and Teacher of Operative Surgery, St Thomas' Hospital; Consulting Surgeon, East London Hospital for Children, Shadwel; Consulting Surgeon, Children's Hospital, Plaistow; Major, Royal Army Medical Corps (Territorial Force); died, 1918. Publications include: St Thomas' Hospital Surgeons and the Practice of their Art in the Past ; papers relating to surgery and diseases of the throat in medical periodicals.

Archival history

Presented to St Thomas's Hospital Medical School Library by Miss E J Bocock.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Transferred from St Thomas's Hospital Medical School Library in 2002.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Notebooks of Henry Betham Robinson, 1892-1895, on anatomy, with sketches, relating to the abdomen and pelvis, 1892; lower extremity, 1893; thorax, 1894; head and neck, 1895; brain, undated; anatomy notes, 1882; also Robinson's certificates from the University of London for degrees of Bachelor of Surgery and Medicine, 1885 and gold medal award.

System of arrangement

The records are arranged as outlined in the 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 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

Detailed catalogue

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives



Previous reference: M116

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: Who's Who 1897-1996 CD-ROM (A & C Black); 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

April 2002; revised January 2003, January 2004

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  • Anatomy
  • Biology
  • Higher science education
  • Medical education

Personal names

  • Robinson, Henry Betham, 1860-1918, Surgeon

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives
  • St Thomas' Hospital, London


  • Southwark, London, England

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