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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB 0100 TH/AD
Level of description
Sub-fonds of St Thomas's Hospital Medical School records
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 box file


Name of creator(s)

St Thomas's Hospital Medical School

Administrative / Biographical history

The papers comprise a miscellany of correspondence collected by and donated to St Thomas's Hospital Medical School Library.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

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

Content & structure

Scope and content

Correspondence held by St Thomas's Hospital, 1829-1974, comprising testimonials commending William Wegg for positions at the Public Dispensary and St Thomas's Hospital, 1844-1849, from Thomas Alfred Barker, Sir James Risdon Bennett, Henry Burton, Frederick Le Gros Clark, Daniel W Cohen, Richard Henry Goolden, Joseph Henry Green, Marshall Hall, Henry B Leeson, Gilbert Wakefield Mackmurdo, Henry Shuckburgh Roots, Sir John Simon, Samuel Solly, John Flint South, Benjamin Travers, Robert Williams; letter from Henry Hugh Clutton, concerning the removal of a patient's appendix, with diagram, 1899; letter from Charles James Cullingworth, concerning his book on diseases of the fallopian tubes, 1902; letter from Charles Darwin, concerning book references, [1859]; agreement by J Dikson, surgeon, to attend poor patients and provide medicine for the parish of Sholden, Kent, 1829; letter from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1929, concerning books relating to the Kaiser and the Grand Fleet; letter from Joseph Henry Green to John Simon, [1850]; letter from Walter Howarth, concerning the Throat and Ear Departments 1932-1939, 1954; letters from Joseph Lister, 1877-1884, concerning his new position, letters of introduction and testimonial for John Rudd Leeson; letter from Sir George Makins concerning Sir James Paget, 1931; note from Florence Nightingale concerning an inquiry into the state of colonial hospitals, [1860s]; letter to Dr J M Cunningham about his 'General Review', 1871; copy dedication note of John Lewis Thudicum to Sir John Simon, 1884; letter and St Thomas's Hospital Grand Committee resolution concerning the appointment of Hospital surveyors, 1846.

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

Catalogue of the Printed Books and Manuscripts in the Library of St Thomas's Hospital Medical School (1491-1900) D T Bird (London, 1984). Ref M7, M8, M10, M16, M25, M26, M35, M37, M46, M49, M63, [s1d3], M64-66, M72, M84-91, M107, M109, M118-119, M124, M127, M128, M136, M140, M149

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

Papers of Henry Burton, 1831, (reference: M15) and papers of Frederick Le Gros Clark, 1811-1892, (reference M27) are held by st Thomas's Hopsital Medical School Library.

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: 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.

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  • Health services
  • Health services
  • Hospitals
  • Medical Sciences
  • Medical personnel
  • Medical profession
  • Patients
  • Physicians
  • Social Policy and Welfare
  • Social Policy and Welfare
  • Social welfare
  • Surgeons x Physicians

Personal names

  • Barker, Thomas Alfred, 1808-1891, Physician
  • Bennett, Sir James Risdon, 1809-1891, Knight, Physician
  • Burton, Henry, 1799-1849, Physician
  • Clutton, Henry Hugh, 1850-1909, Surgeon
  • Cohen, Daniel W, fl 1846-1854, Physician
  • Cullingworth, Charles James, 1841-1908, Physician
  • Cunningham, James McNabb, 1829-1882, Surgeon
  • Darwin, Charles Robert, 1809-1882, Scientist and Naturalist
  • Dikson, J, fl 1829, Surgeon
  • Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan, 1859-1930, Knight, Author, Physician and Criminologist x Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur
  • Goolden, Richard Henry, 1810-1880, Physician
  • Howarth, Walter Goldie, 1879-1962, Surgeon
  • Leeson, Henry B, b 1803 [1852], Physician
  • Lister, Joseph, 1827-1912, 1st Baron Lister, Surgeon x Lister, 1st Baron
  • Mackmurdo, Gilbert Wakefield, fl 1841-1863, Surgeon
  • Makins, Sir George Henry, 1853-1933, Surgeon
  • Nightingale, Florence, 1820-1910, Reformer of hospital nursing
  • Paget, Sir James, 1814-1899, 1st Baronet, Surgeon
  • Roots, Henry Shuckburgh, 1785-1861, Physician
  • Simon, Sir John, 1816-1904, Knight, Sanitary reformer
  • South, John Flint, 1797-1882, Surgeon
  • Wegg, William, fl 1844-1849, Physician
  • Williams, Robert, d 1845, Physician

Corporate names

  • St Thomas's Hospital, London


  • Lambeth, London, England, UK, Western Europe
  • Sholden, Kent, England, UK, Western Europe
  • Southwark, London, England, UK, Western Europe

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