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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
ST THOMAS'S HOSPITAL: Personal papers, miscellaneous correspondence and manuscripts
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
11 files


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. Letters relating to St Thomas's Hospital Choir, deposited at St Thomas' Hospital Library, by Dr H J Wallace, 1977.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

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

Content & structure

Scope and content

Miscellaneous collection of autographed letters including letter from Henry Hugh Clutton, concerning the removal of a patient's appendix, with diagram, 1899; 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; note from Florence Nightingale concerning an inquiry into the state of colonial hospitals, [1860s]; letter from Florence Nightingale to Dr J M Cunningham about his 'General Review', 1871; letter from Cyril A Nitch to Robin Bernard, 1854, concerning notes on Mr Clutton; notes from cover of a book concerning the catalogue of Beckett's Library; A J Wrigley's manuscript obituary of James Wyatt, 1953; Dr C H Webb bill to Mr White for medical services, 1779; letter to Henry Currey from Robert Wainwright enclosing the St Thomas's Hospital Grand Committee resolution concerning the appointment of Hospital surveyors, 1846 (TH/PP Misc 1);
Miscellaneous letters and notes (some apparently found in St Thomas's Hospital Medical School library volumes) including, letter from Spencer Pidcocke relating to receipt of his certificates, 1839; letter from C H Jennings, relating to directions for treatment of a patient, 1866; letter of Dr Buchanan from Charles J Stoddart relating to government policy on vaccinations, 1888; letter from Robert Marcus Gunn (1850-1909) relating to Alfred Gibbon's eye, 1894; letter from W [Diplock] Turner to [I] A Wallis, relating to provision of lectures 1896; letter from W Peach Hay, Peterborough, relating to successful a patient, 1911; postcard from Sir Maurice Cassidy to R J C Thompson, Medical School Secretary relating to the clinical lecture timetable, 1935; autograph of Florence Nightingale (undated) (Th/PP Misc 2);
Patient casebook, Jul 1808-Dec 1809, compiled by unidentified author (TH/PP Misc 3);
Record of malignant cases and their treatment, Jul 1918-May 1920 (TH/PP Misc 4);
St Thomas Hospital, Diary of events from September 9th 1940 (TH/PP Misc 5);
typescripts accounts of the relief of Bergen Belsen concentration camp, 1945, possibly by P J [Horsey] (TH/PP Misc 6);
Typescript notes on Ophthalmology, St Thomas hospital, 1948 (TH/PP Misc 7);
Laboratory notebook containing instructions for the use of the microscope and drawings of specimens observed through the microscope, [1971-1972] (TH/PP Misc 8);
notebook of lectures {1970-2000](TH/PP Misc 9);
Annotated typescript article 'Centenary of the Ear and Throat Departments' [1963-1977](TH/PP Misc 10);
Photocopies of letters and newspaper cuttings relating to the St Thomas's Hospital choir, and their performance of settings composed by R Vaughan Williams, Including copies of letters to Wilfred Dykes Bower, conductor of the choir from Vaughan Williams, 1942-1954; letter from Ursula Vaughan Williams, 4 Sep 1958; letter from [C O] Dowling, 30 May 1949; C Dyson, 8 Feb 1952; copy of programme for concert by St Thomas's Hospital Musical Society, 29 May 1949; and related cuttings (TH/PP Misc 11).

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

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Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives



Previous Reference: M46, M49, M107, M109.

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.

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

May 2002. Revised May 2004


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  • Health services
  • Health services
  • Hospitals
  • Human and social sciences
  • Medical personnel
  • Medical profession
  • Medical sciences
  • Patients
  • Physicians
  • Social welfare
  • Surgeons x Physicians

Personal names

  • Jennings, C H, fl 1866
  • Bower, Wilfred Dykes, fl 1942-1954
  • Cassidy, Sir Maurice Alan, 1880-1949, Physician
  • Clutton, Henry Hugh, 1850-1909, Surgeon
  • Cunningham, James McNabb, 1829-1882, Surgeon
  • Currey, Henry, Architect, died 1900
  • 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
  • Gunn, Robert Marcus, 1850-1909, Ophthalmic surgeon
  • Hay, W Peach, fl 1911
  • Nightingale, Florence, 1820-1910, Reformer of hospital nursing
  • Nitch, Cyril A, fl 1954
  • Pidcock, Spencer, fl 1839, Medical student
  • Stoddard, Charles J, fl 1888
  • Turner, W D, fl 1896
  • Wallis, I A, fl 1896
  • Williams, Ralph Vaughan, 1872-1958, Composer
  • Williams, Ursula Vaughan, fl 1953-1958
  • Wrigley, Arthur Joseph, 1904-1984, Obstetric physician
  • Wyatt, James Montague, 1883-1953, Obstetric physician

Corporate names

  • St Thomas' Hospital, London


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

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