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WHITE family papers [1831-1967]

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 G/PP1/64
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: WHITE family papers [1831-1967]
Date(s): 1895-1952
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume, 1 item
Name of creator(s): White | Sir | William Hale- | 1831-1949 | Knight | physician x Hale-White | Sir | William
White | Reginald Hale- | 1895-1967 | son of Sir William Hale-White x Hale-White | Reginald


Administrative/Biographical history:

Sir William Hale-White was born in Marylebone, London on 7 Nov 1857, the eldest son of William Hale White (Mark Rutherford) and his wife Harriet Arthur. He was educated at the City of London School, and Framlingham College, entering Guy's Hospital, London, in 1874. Graduated MB (London) 1879, and MRCS 1880. He was appointed House Physician and Resident Medical Officer at the Evelina Hospital for Children, Demonstrator of Anatomy at Guy's Hospital, 1881; Assistant Physician, 1885; Lecturer on Medicine, 1899; Croonian Lecturer to the Royal College of Physicians, 1897; He retired as Physician from Guy's Hospital in 1917, and became consulting physician.
During World War 1, White was a member of the Final Medical Appeal Board, and chairman of Queen Mary's Royal Naval Hospital, Southend.
Other posts held included President of the Royal Society of Medicine; late Vice-Chairman Queen's Institute of District Nursing; late Councillor, British Red Cross Society; Fellow, Bedford College; Treasurer, Epsom College, and Harveian Orator, 1927.
White was also joint editor of the Guy's Hospital Reports from 1886-1893, and in 1925 founded the Postgraduate Medical Journal of the Fellowship of Medicine, and the Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland for the interchange of opinion upon the scientific aspects of medicine.
Awards: KBE, 1919; MD London and Dublin; FRCP; Hon. LLD, Edinburgh, 1927; Hon. FRCP, Edinburgh, 1931. In 1886 he married Edith Jane Spencer (Jeanie) Fripp, (died 1945). White died on 26 Feb 1949.
Publications: Text-Book of General Therapeutics, 1889; Materia Medica, 1892; Text-Book of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 1901; Common Affections of the Liver, 1908; Bacon, Gilbert and Harvey, 1927; Laennec, 1923; Great Doctors of the Nineteenth Century, 1935; Keats as Doctor and Patient, 1938.

Reginald Hale White was born in 1895, the third son of William Hale White and his wife Edith Jane Spencer Fripp. He qualified at Guy's Hospital, and took up General Practice.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of the White family including: letter to Dr Hale White from Sir Henry Howse, 27 Dec 1913, giving an account of the introduction of antiseptic surgery at Guy's Hospital;
volume titled 'News Cuttings', with bookplate inscription `Dr R Hale White, Dec 1952', a scrap book containing black and white photographs of Surgical Ward Clerks, Jan 1905-Dec 1912, with captions pasted in and individuals numbered; also staff and student groups including Dr Hale White, 1895-1902, 1916, with captions. The album has been indexed alphabetically by surname.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As outlined in the Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature on readers' undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to 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 Records Services.

Finding aids:

Detailed catalogue

Archival Information

Archival history:

Acquired by Guy's Hospital Medical School Library.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred from Guy's Hospital Medical School Library, 2002.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Bedford Central Library holds correspondence of Sir William Hale-White (1857-1949) Knight Physician, relating to his father, 1931-1932.
Royal College of Physicians hold papers of Reginald Hale-White (1895-1967) including correspondence and texts of speeches 1952-67; papers relating to the Fellowship for Freedom in Medicine 1948-1967. Ref: MSS 3121-3132.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: Mr Guy's Hospital 1726-1948, H C Cameron, Longmans Green and Co Ltd, London, 1954; Who's Who 1897-1996 (CD-ROM, Oxford University Press, 1996); Guy's Hospital Gazette, Vol LXIII, No 1583, 26 Mar 1949. 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:
June 2004

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