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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).

Therapies, services and research

Mixed photographs prints and negatives of various services and therapies, including examples of assistive technology created for patients in the Biomedical Department, 1980s; religious service at the hospital and occupational therapy session activities, such as basket weaving.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Photo album of photographs of the hospital

Photographic album of images of the hospital, taken between 1946-1950, presented as a gift to former secretary, J G Pitcher (1946-1951). Album includes a typescript note, dated December 1951 from [Committee board] to J G Pilcher regarding the gift of the album. The letter is signed by 31 signatories.

Album includes black and white photographs of the exterior building of the hospital, including an aerial photograph, along with images of staff and patients including a garden fete in the hospital gardens.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Patient address books

Alphabetical list of patient addresses, ordered by initial admission into hospital. Includes their last known address, address of friends/relatives, date of birth and religion. Patients listed by date of admission from 1890s to 1970. Third volume includes a typescript contact list of people to contact of various religious faiths and philosophies of life.

NHS arbitration

Correspondence, precis of meetings and reports, memorandum, legal papers, National Health Service Bill and press cuttings relating to the creation of the NHS and the hospital's arbitration case to be excluded from the national service. File includes correspondence with other voluntary hospitals for long-term chronic patients, such as British Hospital and Home for Incurables, Jewish Home for Incurables and The Northern Counties Hospital for Incurables, along with British Hospitals Association, local board of the Health and Home Office. Also includes a report on the exclusion of the Lingfield Epileptic Colony in 1949 and Precis of remarks made by the Chairman of the Voluntary Hospitals Committee for London at meeting held on 1 March 1944 regarding White Paper.

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