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St Thomas's Hospital Personal Papers miscellaneous correspondence and manuscripts

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 TH/PP MISC
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: St Thomas's Hospital Personal Papers miscellaneous correspondence and manuscripts
Date(s): 1779-[2000]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
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Extent: 11 files
Name of creator(s): St Thomas's Hospital Medical School
Detailed catalogue: Click here to view repository detailed catalogue


Administrative/Biographical history:

The papers comprise a miscellany of correspondence collected by and donated to St Thomas's Hospital Medical School Library. Letters relating to St Thomas's Hospital Choir, deposited at St Thomas' Hospital Library, by Dr H J Wallace, 1977.


Scope and content/abstract:

Miscellaneous collection of autographed letters including letter from Henry Hugh Clutton, concerning the removal of a patient's appendix, with diagram, 1899; letter from Charles Darwin, concerning book references, [1859]; agreement by J Dikson, surgeon, to attend poor patients and provide medicine for the parish of Sholden, Kent, 1829; letter from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1929, concerning books relating to the Kaiser and the Grand Fleet; note from Florence Nightingale concerning an inquiry into the state of colonial hospitals, [1860s]; letter from Florence Nightingale to Dr J M Cunningham about his 'General Review', 1871; letter from Cyril A Nitch to Robin Bernard, 1854, concerning notes on Mr Clutton; notes from cover of a book concerning the catalogue of Beckett's Library; A J Wrigley's manuscript obituary of James Wyatt, 1953; Dr C H Webb bill to Mr White for medical services, 1779; letter to Henry Currey from Robert Wainwright enclosing the St Thomas's Hospital Grand Committee resolution concerning the appointment of Hospital surveyors, 1846 (TH/PP Misc 1);
Miscellaneous letters and notes (some apparently found in St Thomas's Hospital Medical School library volumes) including, letter from Spencer Pidcocke relating to receipt of his certificates, 1839; letter from C H Jennings, relating to directions for treatment of a patient, 1866; letter of Dr Buchanan from Charles J Stoddart relating to government policy on vaccinations, 1888; letter from Robert Marcus Gunn (1850-1909) relating to Alfred Gibbon's eye, 1894; letter from W [Diplock] Turner to [I] A Wallis, relating to provision of lectures 1896; letter from W Peach Hay, Peterborough, relating to successful a patient, 1911; postcard from Sir Maurice Cassidy to R J C Thompson, Medical School Secretary relating to the clinical lecture timetable, 1935; autograph of Florence Nightingale (undated) (Th/PP Misc 2);
Patient casebook, Jul 1808-Dec 1809, compiled by unidentified author (TH/PP Misc 3);
Record of malignant cases and their treatment, Jul 1918-May 1920 (TH/PP Misc 4);
St Thomas Hospital, Diary of events from September 9th 1940 (TH/PP Misc 5);
typescripts accounts of the relief of Bergen Belsen concentration camp, 1945, possibly by P J [Horsey] (TH/PP Misc 6);
Typescript notes on Ophthalmology, St Thomas hospital, 1948 (TH/PP Misc 7);
Laboratory notebook containing instructions for the use of the microscope and drawings of specimens observed through the microscope, [1971-1972] (TH/PP Misc 8);
notebook of lectures {1970-2000](TH/PP Misc 9);
Annotated typescript article 'Centenary of the Ear and Throat Departments' [1963-1977](TH/PP Misc 10);
Photocopies of letters and newspaper cuttings relating to the St Thomas's Hospital choir, and their performance of settings composed by R Vaughan Williams, Including copies of letters to Wilfred Dykes Bower, conductor of the choir from Vaughan Williams, 1942-1954; letter from Ursula Vaughan Williams, 4 Sep 1958; letter from [C O] Dowling, 30 May 1949; C Dyson, 8 Feb 1952; copy of programme for concert by St Thomas's Hospital Musical Society, 29 May 1949; and related cuttings (TH/PP Misc 11).

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System of arrangement:

The records are arranged 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:

This summary guide and a detailed catalogue available online and in the reading room of the College Archives.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred from St Thomas's Hospital Medical School Library in 2002.

Allied Materials

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: Catalogue of the Printed Books and Manuscripts in the Library of St Thomas's Hospital Medical School (1491-1900) D T Bird (London, 1984). 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:
May 2002. Revised May 2004

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