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Board minutes

Minutes of the board of management of the hospital covering 28 January 1858 to 12 April 1860. Manuscript meeting minutes with an alphabetically arranged index.

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Photograph of tree removal from the former grounds of the Hospital

Black and white photographs with captions of tree removal from the grounds of the hospital. The photographs document the different stages of the tree removal from the site and seem to be part of the Wandsworth Council scheme for a new housing development on land near Beaumont Road, which was purchased by the council in 1962. Photographs show chopping down of the trees and images of the landscape.

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Minutes of the House building and Estates Committee

Incomplete series of minute books of the House Building Estate Committee dating from 1865 to 1879. Manuscript meeting minutes for the weekly committee, which discussed matters chiefly relating to building and household furnishing costs for the hospital, as well as discussing household appointments, new admissions and deaths, patient requests and complaints, medical reports and other activities at the hospitals such as concerts and religious services.

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Annual general meeting minutes for the year ending 1898

Manuscript report of the 45th annual general meeting of the Hospital held at the Cannon Street Hotel, London on Friday 25 November 1898. The chair was Herbert John Allcroft. The transcript includes a lengthy discussion of the inclusion of female members on the Hospital's Board of Management which was eventually dismissed.

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Christmas appeals

Published annual Christmas appeals produced by the hospital. The appeals were widely sold and distributed around the United Kingdom and formed an important part of the hospital's fundraising activities from 1872 to 1937. The appeals often took the form of an account or sketch of the hospital and its patients and were often produced by well known writers, such as Anne Thackeray (1837-1919), Margaret Oliphant (1828-1897) and Rev Philip Power (1822-1899) and illustrators, such as Lancelot Speed (1860-1931).

The Archive has an incomplete set of the appeals but several others can be found in other collections, namely the British Library.

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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.

Events and visits

Mixed photographs and negatives of images of various events and visits to the hospital. These include Royal visits, such as Queen Elizabeth II visit to open the Chatsworth Wing in 1976; galas and musical performances and other fundraising events and annual activities at the hospital including the Founder's Day staff awards, garden fete and sport's day.

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Board minutes

Meeting minutes for the Board of Management of the Hospital from 16 April 1860 to 22 August 1861. The manuscript minutes in this volume include an indexed in alphabetical order.

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Published histories of the hospital

Booklets and wall-charts relating to published histories of the Royal Hospital, these include: 'The Royal Hospital and Home for Incurables and its Founder, 1936; Notes & Sketches: Past and Present: A century in the life of the Royal Hospital and Home for Incurables, 1981 and 'A Short History of the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, 2004.

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