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Annual reports

Annual reports for the charity, 1905-present, which typically include a financial statement, a list of board of management members and senior staff, donation details and photographs and illustrations of the hospital. The reports were published as a single pamphlet or booklet, some of the early reports have been bound together into hardboard volumes. Reports dating from 1858-1901 were not published separately and can be found within the subscription books (archive ref: RHN/FU/2/2). The reports may also be found within the reports of the general meeting volumes (archive ref: RHN/AD/1/1).

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Circulars sent by Appeals Secretary

Papers relating to fundraising appeals sent out on behalf of the hospital, 1950-1980. These primarily includes circulated letters requsting donations from the public, as well as more targeted appeals to certain groups such as universities, schools and local sport clubs. Papers also include circulars relating to broadcast appeals for the charity by the British Broadcasting Company (BBC), which were delivered by public figures such as John Betjeman (1959), Michael Flanders (1961) and Godfrey Winn (1965).

Departmental papers of the Fundraising Department

Correspondence, memorandum, reports, grant applications and promotional material relating to the Hospital's fundraising department, these include: a memorandum from 22 December 1993 regarding the need for improving hospital fundraising; applications for the role of fundraising manager, with attached curriculum vitae; grant application for the National Lotteries Charity Board, 1996; details of the fundraising campaign for the cloistered garden for the Hospital, and planning for the official opening, and letters relating to individual gifts received by the hospital.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Lantern slides of the Royal Hospital for the Incurables

Coloured magic lantern slides of the hospital and its grounds, including views of main building, out-houses and interiors. The images are a mixture of coloured illustrations depicting daily life in the hospital and early hand painted photographs.

The slides were created by "E G Woods, 1-2 Queen Street, Cheapside, London". A typescript index of the slides is included within the box.

E G Woods

Leave book

Manuscript notebook listing requests for leave from senior hospital staff (steward, matron). Entries are approved by the signature of the Chairman.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Letters received by Fundraising Department

Letters received by the Fundraising Department from the public which refer to a historic connection or past memory of the institution, these include a former nurse wartime experience training at the hospital during the Blitz.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

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