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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 TH/PP58
SMITH, Robert Percy (1853-1941)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 volume, 1 file, 1 medal


Name of creator(s)

Smith, Robert Percy, 1853-1941, physician and psychiatrist

Administrative / Biographical history

Robert Percy Smith entered St Thomas's Hospital in 1874. He graduated MD MB (University Scholar and Gold Medal winner, with Honours in Medicine and Obstetric Medicine), BS and FRCP. He was onsultant Physician for Psychological Disorders at St Thomas's Hospital [1905-1919], and Visiting Physician at Otto House, Fenstanton and Clarence Lodge Asylum.

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

Papers of R P Smith comprising artworks including a sketch book containing pencil sketches and watercolours, (some incomplete) including images of the pleasure boat of the Rajah of Jehore; humorous cartoon; Knockholt House, Knockholt, Kent; Hobson's Bay, Victoria; Sir Walter Scott's Memorial, Edinburgh; Stirling Castle; Rumbling Bridge, Dunkeld; Loch Lomond; hand-coloured maps of the Western Hemisphere signed Percy Smith, Enfield, 1865; and Denmark, signed by Robert Percy Smith, Jun 1864; loose watercolours depicting a woman in peasant costume; cottage and pond in winter, ship on the rocks, [1869]; Royal Medico-Psychological Association Presidential Medal, 1904-1905. '

System of arrangement

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

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 Old Students Directory, 1938; St Thomas's Hospital, E M McInnes, London, 1990.

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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  • Fine arts
  • Maps
  • Painting
  • Visual materials
  • Watercolour painting

Personal names

  • Smith, Robert Percy, 1853-1941, Physician and Psychiatrist

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives


  • Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland
  • Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
  • Knockholt, Kent, England
  • London, England
  • Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland

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