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Picture postcards of hospital and grounds

Black and white picture postcards showing interior and exterior shots of the hospital building and grounds, these include: images of communal areas inside the hospital including the library, De lancey lowe room, assembly room, reception hall and staff standing outside of the gate house (c. 1908). Some of the postcards have been used and are addressed to people living at the hospital.

The picture postcards were produced by several different postcard producers including Marshall, Keene & Co, Hove Sussex.

Multiple creators

Hospital building and grounds

Various sized photographs of the hospital building and grounds, including early picture postcards of the interior and exterior of the hospital, c.1908-1930; aerial photographs of the hospital, c. 1946-1960; photographs of construction of Chatsworth Wing, 1974, and later Draper's Wing, 1983-1990.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Photographs, mounted slides and negatives

This series contains photographic images, negatives and mounted slides. Photographic material, c.1906-present, contain images of the building and grounds, staff and patients, publicity images of services, events and VIP visits.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Oral history interviews

Oral history interviews on the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on the hospital. The interviews were conducted as part of the National Lottery Heritage Project, Preserving and sharing the historic archives of the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability that ran at the hospital from December 2019 to November 2021. The interviews were conducted remotely due to Covid-19 social distancing regulations at the hospital and were conducted by Chris Olver, RHN Archivist, and staff members at the hospital.

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).

Programmes for fundraising events

Programmes for fundraising events for the hospital, these include: Royal Hospital and Home for Incurables garden party on 20 June 1959; 'The Silver Jubilee Ball' held in Wandsworth on 22 April 1977; 'The Forget-me-not Ball' held at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon, 3 March 1978; Musical concert by Julian Lloyd Webber and Gordon Back, Fishmonger's Hall, London, 1997.

Papers relating to broadcast appeals and newspaper advertisements

Papers relating to newspaper advertised appeals and television and radio appeals including a copy of a pamphlet of a radio broadcast appeal on 27 August 1939 by Mr Geoffrey Gilbey, and a review of some of the replies received by him from contributors; and a printed advertisement in The Spectator, a current affairs magazine, dated 12 June 1953, featuring a fundraising notice for the Royal Hospital and Home for Incurables on the back page.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

The Story of a Tour

Christmas appeal by William Scriven, illustrated by and Lancelot Speed and Godfrey Hall. Appeal in the form of letters about visiting pensioners [hospital out-patients] in Worcestershire, Shropshire and Merseyside and the patients from the hospital visiting the hospital's holiday home in St Leonard's on the Sea in East Sussex.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Talks in our wards

Christmas appeal for the hospital, that takes the form of dialogues between patients and visitors. Includes illustrations and a donation slip.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Memories of Crowded Years

Christmas appeal for the hospital, that takes the form of a history of the hospital from its foundation up to 1935. Includes illustration and donation slip.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

A Breeze at Putney

Christmas appeal for the hospital in the form of a fictional dialogue between the 'new' nursing home and the hospital. Includes illustrations by H Fitch & Co, Ltd, London and one drawing of the nurses' home by the architects, H F Murrell and R M Piggott. Includes donation slip.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Only a sun-dial

Christmas appeal for the hospital. The appeal takes the form of account of some patients and their remarks, and includes illustrations and a donation slip.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Lady 'A' has a row with her nephew

Christmas appeal for the hospital. The appeal takes the form of a narrative about a lady trying to persuade her nephew to write an appeal for the hospital, and includes illustrations and a donation slip.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Lord Paperton and Putney

Christmas appeal for the hospital. The appeal takes the form of an account of a disabled member of the nobility visiting the hospital for the first time. Includes photographs of the hospital grounds and building and donation slip.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

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