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WILKS, Sir Samuel (1824-1911)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 G/PP1/65
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: WILKS, Sir Samuel (1824-1911)
Date(s): 1843-1852
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume, containing some loose items.
Name of creator(s): Wilks | Sir | Samuel | 1824-1911 | Baronet | physician


Administrative/Biographical history:

Student, Guy's Hospital, 1844-1846; Physician to the Surrey Infirmary, 1853; Assistant Physician, 1856, Curator of Museum, 1856-1865, Physician and Lecturer on Medicine, 1857, Guy's Hospital; Examiner in the Practice of Medicine, University of London, 1866-1870; Examiner in Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons, 1868-1875; President of the Pathological Society, 1881-1882; President of the Neurological Society, 1887; member, Senate of the University of London, 1887-1900; member, General Medicine Council, 1887-1896; President, Royal College of Physicians, 1896-1899; Physician Extraordinary to Queen Victoria, 1897; Moxon Gold Medallist, 1897; died, 1911.
Publications: Lectures on Pathology delivered at the London Hospital Henry Gawen Sutton Edited by M E Paul, M D, and revised by S Wilks (J & A Churchill, London, 1891).


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Sir Samuel Wilks, comprising volume containing testimonials for Samuel Wilks, 1843-1846, 1852-1853; letters to Wilks, from Alfred S Taylor, 10 Apr 1886, and W M Hughes, 9 Apr 1886, relating to publication of a papers in the Guy's Hospital Reports; testimonials to him for the position of Physician to Surrey Dispensary, 1852, including from staff at Guy's Hospital; certificates for Samuel Wilks' attendance as a student and at lectures at Guy's Hospital, 1846, and for winning the Pupil's Physical Society's essay prize, 1845; memorial signed by several hundred students of Guy's Hospital Medical School, expressing their extreme regret at the resignation of Dr Wilks.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As outlined in the Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

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 Services.

Finding aids:

This collection level description available online.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Acquired by Guy's Hospital Medical School Library

Immediate source of acquisition:

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

Allied Materials

Related material:

Wilks family correspondence and letters to Sir Thomas Barlow, 1887-1910, held by the Royal College of Physicians of London; letters to Sir Thomas Barlow, 1890-1910, held by the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine (reference: PP/BAR).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: 'List of Books by Guy's Men in the Wills Library, Guy's Hospital' William Wale, in Guy's Hospital Reports Vol LXVII, 1913; Historical Manuscripts Commission On-line National Register of Archives; 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.

Date(s) of descriptions:
November 2001. Revised June 2004

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