SubSubSeries 03 - Christmas appeals

Cured by an incurable Feeble Folk: notes of a ramble in the west of England Friends of an Hour My first year in the Royal Hospital for Incurables, Putney Heath by a patient Not abandoned Our pensioners Thoughts of an incurable Our at home Suffering and Peace A Hospital Farm in London Incurables & humour How to raise £50,000 a year for the Putney Incurables Taking round the hat Letters from Home Lord Paperton and Putney Confessions and recollections by a committee-room table Only a sun-dial Pencillings in June Part 1 Part 2
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GB 3544 RHN-FU-02-03


Christmas appeals


  • 1872-1937 (Creation)

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3 boxes (39 items, including duplicates)

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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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