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Cline, Henry (1750-1827)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0114 MS0222
Held at: Royal College of Surgeons of England
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Full title: Cline, Henry (1750-1827)
Date(s): Late 18th century- early 19th century
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 9 volumes
Name of creator(s): Cline | Henry | 1750-1827 | surgeon


Administrative/Biographical history:

Henry Cline was born in London in 1750. he was educated at Merchant Taylors' School. He was apprenticed to Thomas Smith, surgeon to St Thomas's Hospital, London, and during his apprenticeship he lectured for Joseph Else, lecturer on anatomy at the hospital. Cline obtained his diploma from Surgeon's Hall in 1774, and in the same year attended a course of John Hunter's lectures. Cline became a surgeon to St Thomas's in 1784. He was elected a member of the court of assistants of the Surgeons' Company in 1796. He became an examiner at the Royal College of Surgeons in 1810, and in 1812 resigned his appointments at St Thomas's. He was succeeded as surgeon by his son Henry (d 1820). He became master of the College of Surgeons in 1815, and in 1816 delivered the Hunterian oration, which was never published. He gave the oration again in 1824. In 1823 Cline was President of the College, the title having been changed from that of Master in 1821. He died in 1827.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Henry Cline, late 18th century- early 19th century, comprising notes taken by Henry Cline, late 18th century; and notes of Henry Cline lectures, written by unidentified individuals, late 18th century to early 19th century.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As outlined in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

By written appointment only.

Conditions governing reproduction:

No photocopying permitted.

Finding aids:

Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Library of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (1928) by Victor G Plarr.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The provenance of this material is not known.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Notes of Henry Cline's lectures taken by John Hooper (MS0104), by William Cooke (MS0212), by William Newland (MS0223) and by John Nichols Shelley (MS0224); volume containing notes of Henry Cline's lectures by an unidentified author, see MS0189/3/24.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.
Source: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 2004

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.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Sep 2008

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