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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 TH/PP57
SMART, Thomas (fl 1786-1845)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 volumes


Name of creator(s)

Smart, Thomas, d.1845, medical student

Administrative / Biographical history

Thomas Smart, entered St Thomas's Hospital as a pupil, Feb 1786. He practiced in London, and then Cheshunt until he retired in 1830. He died in Tottenham in 1845. Henry Cline: born, London, 1750; educated, Merchant Taylors' School; apprenticed to Mr Thomas Smith, surgeon to St Thomas's Hospital, 1767; diploma from Surgeons' Hall, 1774; Lecturer on anatomy, St Thomas's Hospital, 1781-1811; Surgeon, St Thomas's Hospital, 1784-1811; examiner at the College of Surgeons, 1810; master of the College of Surgeons, 1815, president, 1823; delivered the Hunterian oration, 1816, 1824; died, 1827. Publications: On the Form of Animals (Bulmer & Co, London, 1805).

Archival history

Presented to St Thomas Hospital Medical School Library in 1888 by Charles William Herbert Smart, great grandson of Thomas Smart.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

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

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers of Thomas Smart comprising lecture notes of 'Mr Cline's physiological, anatomical, and chirurgical lectures', [1790], delivered 1786-1787, taken by Smart when a student.

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 Archives and Corporate Records 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).

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

Cline's Lecture notes, 1788-1805, held by the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine, (reference: MSS 1672-83); lecture notes are also held by the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and Birmingham University Special Collections Department (reference: 1958/iii/30-32).



Previous reference: M29

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: Dictionary of National Biography CD-ROM (Oxford University Press, 1995); Historical Manuscripts Commission's On-Line National Register of Archives; Catalogue of the Printed Books and Manuscripts in the Library of St Thomas's Hospital Medical School (1491-1900) D T Bird (London, 1984); British Library Public On-line catalogue. 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 2004

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  • Anatomy
  • Autopsies
  • Biology
  • Documents
  • Forensic medicine
  • Health services
  • Higher science education
  • Information sources
  • Medical education
  • Medical personnel
  • Medical profession
  • Medical records
  • Medical sciences
  • Patients
  • People
  • People by occupation
  • Personnel
  • Physicians
  • Physiology
  • Preventive medicine
  • Social sciences
  • Social welfare
  • Surgeons
  • Surgery
  • Systems of medicine
  • Vaccination

Personal names

  • Cline, Henry, 1750-1827, Surgeon
  • Smart, Thomas, fl 1787-1790, Medical student

Corporate names

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

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