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

Guy's Hospital Medical School College

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 G/College
Held at: King's College London College Archives
  Click here to find out how to view this collection at ›
Full title: Guy's Hospital Medical School College
Date(s): 1888-1982
Level of description: Series of Guy's Hospital Medical School
View parent record
Extent: 20 files, 17 volumes and 39 vinyl disc recordings
Name of creator(s): Guy's Hospital Medical School


Administrative/Biographical history:

As early as 1839 the Treasurer of Guy's Hospital Medical School had attempted to provide a residential college for students but the plan failed as the School could not meet the expense. Before the establishment of the College, many students lived in poor conditions in the neighbourhood of the hospital. By 1885 the need for residential accommodation had become more urgent with the appointment of more resident house-officers by the Hospital. The Hospital agreed to help with the funding and a college was built on a site on Maze Pond next to the hospital. The College was formally opened in 1890. During the Second World War the College was badly damaged, and most of the building rebuilt and refurbished. The College was reopened in 1946 under the management of the Medical School. The College was later demolished to make way for the building of Guy's Tower.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records relating to Guy's Hospital Medical School College, 1888-1982, comprising minutes and papers of Guy's Hospital College Committee, 1888-1982, relating to fundraising for the establishment of the College and its management; correspondence files relating to the establishment of the College, including accounts and fees, 1888; papers and correspondence concerning purchase of debentures, 1888-1889; agreements relating to supply of services to the College and building of fives courts, 1888-1891; inventory of furniture and fixtures, 1902; insurance policies and related papers for the College and staff, 1907-1934; papers relating to property rates and maintenance expenses, 1890-1915;

financial records, including balance sheets, receipts and payments, 1908-1937; general ledgers, 1889-1976; rent ledgers, 1890-1936; rent register, giving names of occupants of rooms, 1927-1932; journals, 1889-1975; cash books, 1888-1976; vinyl disc recordings and printed programmes of Guy's Hospital Residents' Theatricals, 1905-1965.

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:

Detailed catalogues are available in the reading room of the College Archives.

Archival Information

Archival history:

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:
Sources: Mr Guy's Hospital 1726-1948 H C Cameron (Longmans, Green and Co, London, 1954). 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:
December 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"