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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 G/PP1/68
WINSTON, George A R (died 1967)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
2 items


Name of creator(s)

Winston, George A R, d 1967, librarian, brother of John Henry Ernest (Jack) Winston

Administrative / Biographical history

George Winston served with the Royal Marines during World War One. He was Wills Librarian, Guy's Hospital Medical School London, 1920-1930; Librarian at the Faculty of Science Library, Cairo University, 1930-[1933]. On his return to London, he was again appointed as Wills Librarian, a post he held until his retirement in September 1962. Winston was responsible for the evacuation of the historical collection and other valuable books to Wales at the outbreak of World War Two. During this time, he was also Commanding Officer of he Deptford Unit of the Sea Cadets. As librarian, Winston was also responsible for the care of the Gordon Museum collection at Guy's, as well as being business manager for the Guy's Hospital Reports . He died on 31 Dec 1867.

Archival history

Acquired by Guy's Hospital Medical School Library.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Transferred from Guy's Hospital Medical School Library, 2002.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers of George A R Winston comprising typescript copies of articles 'The state and the medical services', [1950] 11pp; and 'A brief history of Guy's Hospital', by Winston and WHH, [1952]. 6pp.

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 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 Records 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: Guy's Hospital Gazette, Vol 82 1967; Compiled by Alison Field.

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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Date(s) of descriptions

June 2004

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  • History
  • Medical history
  • Personal history

Personal names

  • Winston, George A R, d 1967, Librarian, brother of John Henry Ernest (Jack) Winston

Corporate names

  • Guy's Hospital, London
  • King's College London College Archives


  • Southwark, London, England, Hertfordshire, England

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