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ACLAND, Thomas Dyke (1851-1931)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 TH/PP2
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: ACLAND, Thomas Dyke (1851-1931)
Date(s): 1895-1910
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 file, 1 volume
Name of creator(s): Acland | Theodore Dyke | 1851-1931 | Physician


Administrative/Biographical history:

Theodore Dyke Acland was born on 14 November 1851, the son of Sir Henry Acland, 1st Bart. of Oxford. He was educated at Winchester; Christ Church, Oxford (MA, MD); Leipzig University; Berlin University and St Thomas's Hospital. In 1883, he was sent by Foreign Office to deal with a cholera outbreak in Egypt. He was then selected for service with the Egyptian Army, of which he became Principal Medical Officer, and was awarded the Order of the Medjidie for his services.
He was Consulting Physician and Governor of St Thomas's Hospital, and of Brompton Hospital for Diseases of Chest and to the Commercial Union Assurance Company, as well as numerous other boards, councils and advisory positions.
In 1888 he married Caroline Cameron (died 1929), daughter of Sir William W. Gull.
Publications Many contributions to the study of current medical questions and school hygiene, including tuberculosis, and the future of the tuberculous soldier. Publications Memoir on the Cholera at Oxford in the year 1854, with considerations suggested by the epidemic, John Churchill and J. H. & J. Parker: London, 1856.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Thomas Dyke Acland comprising: letters relating to cases of actinomycosis, and the publication of research by Peverell S Hichins, 1905, including manuscript of thesis 'Actiniomycosis and allied disorders', Peverell Hichens, MA MD Oxon, MRCP London; reprint of 'Some remarks on a case of actinomycosis of the lungs' by P S Hichens, published in the British Medical Journal, Nov 4 1905; photograph of case of actinomycosis involving skin; letters from W K Treves, 1905; S G Shattock (1852-1924), 1895, 1906; W Stanley Melsome, 1895; H D Rolleston, 1906; J J Pringle (died 1922); Sir Alfred Pearce Gould (1852-1922), 1893; C J Cullingworth (1841-1908), 1902; and a number of anatomical illustrations; survey of published reports of actinomycosis; and table of English cases of actinomycosis, 1886-1906; letter from Dr Graham F Harford, Church Missionary Society, concerning one of Acland's patients, Feb 1910; bound volume containing offprint of 'Mitral Stenosis: a clinical lecture, delivered at the Hospital for consumption and diseases of the chest, 1889' by Thomas Dyke Acland, reprinted from The Lancet, Jul 1889; also contains extract of The Lancet, 26 Oct 1889, Acland's reply to criticism of his article; two manuscript letters to Acland from [N Bandner] relating to corrections in the article 7 Jul 1889, 17 Aug 1889. Also contains correspondence between St Thomas's Hospital Librarian F A Tubbs with Professor Philip Rhodes, concerning his research on Charles Cullingworth, Dec 1968-Jul 1970; also typescript transcript of letter from C J Cullingworth to Acland, 10 Jul 1902; and extract related to Cullingworth from the St Thomas's Hospital Gazette, No 49, 3 Feb 1951.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

As set out above in 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 collection level description available online.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Acquired by St Thomas's Hospital Medical School Library

Immediate source of acquisition:

: Transferred from St Thomas' Hospital Medical School Library in 2002

Allied Materials

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: Who's Who 1897-1996 CD-ROM (A & C Black).
Compiled by Alison Field

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:
January 2004

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