Christmas appeal, 'Cured by an Incurable, a tale' by Rev P.B. Power, M.A., illustrated by Edmund Fitzpatrick, second edition, features an account of a doctor who takes two of his patients to the hospital where they are cured, including comic illustrations. Same as previous year's appeal but the author is shown not under his pen name.
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.
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.
Meeting minutes for the board of management for the hospital between 10 December 1891 and 10 November 1893. The volume contains manuscript meeting minutes which are indexed alphabetically. There are attached typescript enclosures relating to response to the Select Committee of the House of Lords, 1892 and annual reports.
Typescript minutes of the authorised visitors committee, 1982-1991. Minutes include reports on patient welfare, Matron's report to the committee, general news and changes in hospital personale, such as new admissions and deaths.
Bound volumes containing reports produced by the authorised visitor's committee. The reports relate to the condition of the hospital and general services in the hospital, along with the occasional comment from patients. The visits happened irregularly initially over the course of the year, with the reports being a few comments but developed into a more thorough analysis of the services in the hospital. The reports are a mixture of handwritten reports and typed, stuck-in, reports from 1938 onwards. Each report is signed by the visitor.
Report from the select committee of the House of Lords regarding conditions of hospitals within the London area, which included a report on the Royal Hospital for Incurables. The report was critical of several aspects in which the hospital was governed namely the lack of a women's committee, full-time medical attendant and qualified nurses and the limited visiting times for seeing patients. The Hospital responded by establishing its own internal enquiry which resulted in a published response to the report in 1893.