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Horder, Thomas Jeeves, Lord Horder of Ashford (1871-1955)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 GP/31
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Horder, Thomas Jeeves, Lord Horder of Ashford (1871-1955)
Date(s): 1904-1955
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 10 boxes
Name of creator(s): Horder | Thomas Jeeves | 1871-1955 | 1st Baron Horder | physician
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Horder qualified MB 1898, MD 1899. After holding house appointments at St Bartholomew's Hospital and the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, he was appointed to the honorary staff of the Great Northern Hospital in 1900 and the Cancer Hospital, Fulham, in 1906. In 1912 he became a consultant at St Bartholomew's and remained there until his retirement in 1936 (Senior Physician 1933-1936). He was attached in a consulting capacity to the Royal Northern Hospital, the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, the Royal Cancer Hospital and several hospitals outside London. During the First World War he was Captain, RAMC, attached to 1st London General Hospital. He was knighted in 1918 and made a baronet in 1926 and a baron in 1933.

He was appointed honorary consultant to the Ministry of Pensions in 1939 and medical advisor to London Transport in 1940 and to Lord Woolton at the Ministry of Food in 1941. He was president of the Eugenics Society from 1935 until his death, chairman of the Empire Rheumatism Council 1936-1953, and chairman of the scientific advisory committee of the British Empire Cancer Campaign (BECC) and later of its grand council, as well as being involved in many other bodies as diverse as the Family Planning Association (FPA) and the Noise Abatement Society. Further details can be found in obituaries and appreciations in file GP/31/A.3, and in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Thomas Jeeves Horder, 1904-1955, including Horder's appointment diaries, [one at St Bartholomew's Hospital and one at his private practice], memorabilia, Horder's talks and writings, obituaries and appreciations of his life and work, and a very small accumulation of case notes, apparently from his private practice.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged in sections as follows: A. Personal and biographical 1904-1955; B. Speeches and writings [1920s-1940s]; C. Case notes 1909-1914; D. Appointment diaries 1907-1955.

Conditions governing access:

Certain restrictions apply. The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking, with the exception of the patient record cards that comprise GP/31/C: these are closed until 1/01/2015.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Certain restrictions apply.

Finding aids:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

This material was transferred to the Wellcome Library in September 1997 by the Royal College of General Practitioners, which had received it from the Horder family

Allied Materials

Related material:

In the Wellcome Library: Horder was involved with various organisations whose records are held in the Library, namely the British Empire Cancer Campaign (SA/CRC), the Eugenics Society (SA/EUG), and the Family Planning Association (SA/FPA).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

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:
Jul 2008

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