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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB 0100 TH/PP75
VALANTINES, J William (fl 1802)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 volume


Name of creator(s)

VALANTINES, J William (fl 1802)

Administrative / Biographical history

J William Valantines of Doncaster. Unknown.

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 and Co, London, 1805).

Archival history

Acquired by St Thomas' 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

Manuscript volume comprising J William Valantines' 'fugitive extracts' and 'practical remarks' from Henry Cline's lectures on anatomy and surgery, 1802, delivered at St Thomas's Hospital, 1783.

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 Archives and Corporate Records Services.Physical characteristics:

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

This collection level description.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

Henry 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).



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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 personnel
  • Medical profession
  • Medical profession
  • Medical records
  • Medical sciences
  • Medical sciences
  • Medical sciences
  • Medical sciences
  • Patients
  • Personnel
  • Physicians
  • Physiology
  • Preventive medicine
  • Social sciences
  • Social welfare
  • Surgeons
  • Surgeons x Physicians
  • Surgery
  • Systems of medicine
  • Vaccination

Personal names

  • Cline, Henry, 1750-1827, Surgeon
  • Valantines, J William, fl 1802, Medical student

Corporate names

  • St Thomas' Hospital, London


  • Southwark, London, England, UK, Western Europe, Europe

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