AIM25 : Click here to go back to the AIM25 homepage
Archives in London and the M25 area

Financial records of Guy's Hospital Medical School

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 G/Finance
Held at: King's College London College Archives
  Click here to find out how to view this collection at ›
Full title: Financial records of Guy's Hospital Medical School
Date(s): [1794]-1985
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
View parent record
Extent: approximately 75 volumes
Name of creator(s): Guy's Hospital Medical School


Administrative/Biographical history:

Important matters of policy and finance were discussed at staff meetings, which were called as the need arose. Originally attended by clinical staff, all senior members of staff were later called to attend. The annual School Meeting, presided over by the Treasurer was attended by all the teachers in the School. At theses meetings the Treasurer made a brief statement of the financial position and announced the value of the 'share' for the preceding year. The 'share' was the method of renumeration of the clinical staff until 1925, when it was replaced by a nominal salary. The accounting system of the medical school was mechanised in 1970.
Guy's Hospital College was a residential College which opened in 1890 after the number of resident posts was increased in 1888.


Scope and content/abstract:

Financial records of Guy's Hospital Medical School, notably Medical School and College balance sheets and statements of receipts and payments, [1905-1935]; College balance sheets, 1894-1902, 1903-1930, 1930-1937; Medical School guard books containing balance sheets, 1893-1907, 1923-1938; auditors' accounts for Medical School, 1881-1930;

Medical School general ledgers, 1883-1976; departmental ledgers, 1953-1976; research ledgers, 1969-1976; investment, 1948-1967 and Dental ledger, 1940-1967; Dental School general ledger, 1967-1976; investment ledger (income) 1967-1976;
Medical School fee ledgers, 1873-1935; pupils' fees register, 1911-1925; Dental School fee ledgers, 1896-1925;

Guy's Hospital College rent ledgers, 1890-1935; general ledger, 1915-1933; ledger 1945-1976; journal, 1889-1922;

Medical and Dental School share registers, 1895-1925;

Medical School journals, 1890-1939, 1971-1976; Dental School journal, 1965-1976;
Medical School fee budget books, 1945-1985; Guy's Hospital Medical School analysis books, 1903-1982;

Guy's Hospital Medical School salaries and wages account books, [1891-1975], giving staff names; register of non-academic staff, [1893-1939]; receipts for staff salaries, 1835, 1841-1842, giving names and occupations;

Guy's Hospital war memorial fund accounts, 1918-1923; Biennial Festival account books, 1935-1972; Astley Cooper prize fund journal, 1920-1973; ledger, 1919-1973;
memorandum book, [1794-1796], containing receipts, accounts and numbers of patients admissions and deaths at Guy's Hospital for 1780-1794.

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 and Corporate Record Services.

Finding aids:

Summary guide entry on-line.

Archival Information

Archival history:

The records were transferred from the Finance Office to a basement in the Medical School in the 1980s.

Immediate source of acquisition:

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

Allied Materials

Related material:

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
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:
March 2002

Related Subject Search

* To search for other records with similar subjects, tick any subjects above then click "Run New Search"

Related Corporate Name Search

* To search for other records with similar names, tick any names above then click "Run New Search"

Related Placename Search

* To search for other records with similar placenames, tick any names above then click "Run New Search"