Papers of William Thelwall Thomas, Surgeon, 1865-1927

Scope and Content

  • Surgical casebooks 1886-1906
  • Surgical notebooks 1893-1897
  • Clinical photographs 1894-1895
  • Correspondence 1891-1902, 1920
  • Presidential addresses 1918-1920
  • Other miscellaneous items re. Thelwall Thomas

Administrative / Biographical History

William Thelwall Thomas was born in Liverpool in 1925, and qualified in medicine at Glasgow in 1886. After a short period as Assistant to a general practitioner in Wales, he returned to Liverpool to take a post as House Physician and House Surgeon at Liverpool Royal Infirmary. He was elected Assistant Surgeon in 1890, and full Surgeon in 1907. From 1913 onwards Thelwall Thomas also held the post of Professor of Clinical Surgery at Liverpool University. Thelwall Thomas served on the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons, and represented the University of Liverpool on the General Medical Council. He was President of LiverpoolMedical Institution 1918-1919. Thelwall Thomas died suddenly in September 1927.


The papers are arranged in 5 series:

  • Casebooks, notebooks, photographs.
  • Correspondence.
  • Presidential addresses.
  • Biographical.
  • Pictures of Thelwall Thomas.

Access Information

Open for consultation, by prior appointment.

Acquisition Information



Description compiled by R. Myring, with reference to Plarr's Lives, British Medical Journal 1927, ii, 520, and The Lancet 1927, ii, 632.

Other Finding Aids

Word-processed catalogue.

Conditions Governing Use

Most of the material is believed to be in copyright.

Custodial History



Some accruals may occur in the future.

Related Material

Archive material relating to Thelwall Thomas is known to exist, in the possession of private individuals.

Additional Information

Liverpool Medical Institution.