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Guy's Hospital Reports

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 G/Reports
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: Guy's Hospital Reports
Date(s): 1856-1985
Level of description: Series of Guy's Hospital Medical School
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Extent: 3 boxes and 1 linear metre of volumes
Name of creator(s): Guy's Hospital Medical School


Administrative/Biographical history:

Guy's Hospital Reports was first published in 1836, and contained papers by staff and lecturers of the Hospital. Supervision of the publication of the Reports was undertaken by the Schools Meeting and later by the Advisory Committee of Guy's Hospital Reports. The Editorial Committee oversaw the printing, circulation, advertising and subscriptions. Publication of the Reports was discontinued in 1974 due to the increasing costs of production.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records relating to Guy's Hospital Reports, 1856-1985, comprising minutes and papers of the Advisory Committee of Guy's Hospital Reports, 1907-1921; minutes and papers of the Editorial Committee, 1922-1974; administrative papers, comprising notes on the printing and delivery of Reports, 1835-1838; list of subscribers, 1875-1897; correspondence of the editor, relating to contribution of articles and printing, 1856-1922; papers of the Medical School Secretary relating to the publication of the reports, 1952-1985, including correspondence with contributors and printers;

accounts relating to publication and printing, comprising journal, 1932-1974; ledger, 1950-1977; annual accounts and balance sheets, 1933-1972;

copies of Guy's Hospital Reports, 1893, 1913-1972 (incomplete series), with indexes, 1856, 1894-1961; supplement, 1927; copies of reprinted articles, 1952-1972.

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:

This summary guide online. 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:

King's College London Archives hold minutes of Guy's Hospital Medical School Meetings (Reference: G/Committees)

Complete series of Guy's Hospital Reports, 1836-1974, is held by King's College London Guy's Campus Information Services Centre.

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 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

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