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Papers relating to Lopes bequest

Papers relating to Chaplain's Fund, a trust fund set up by the Rt Hon Sir Massey Lopes Bt (1818-1908), a member of the Hospital Board and Conservative politician, to generate income to contribute towards the cost of chaplaincy services available at the RHN. In 1907, there was a high court case brought by Lopes against the hospital for the misuse of these funds by the Hospital Board.

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Register of patient deaths and discharges

Register of deaths of patients from April 1973 to March 2000. Entries include name of the patient, date admitted, case book number, whether they are inmate or pensioner and date of death. Later entries also include additional information of type of care they received, name of hospital ward and funding authorities.

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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.

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RHN publicity material

Brochures and leaflets relating to services provided by the hospital, including information pack about the RHHP with specific leaflets relating to specialist care and treatment provided for certain groups of patient e.g. chronic and progressive neurological disorders and a brochure for the 'Transitional Living Unit', c. 1992.

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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.

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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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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).

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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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Royal Hospital and Home for Incurables Case Agenda Book

House Committee case agenda books listing applicants for admission to the hospital. Volumes contains the following information on applicants: name; age; residence; medical condition; occupation; name of member of House Committee who visited them; the committee's decision and remarks. The first volume dates from 1936-1962, with the following volume covering 1962 to 1993 and the third being 1993 to 1998.

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Register of patient deaths

Register of deaths of patients from October 1938 to March 1973. Entries include name of the patient, date admitted, case book number, whether they are inmate or pensioner and date of death.

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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.

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