Item 01 - Case book, Volume 1

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GB 3544 RHN-AD-02-01-01


Case book, Volume 1


  • 1854-1859 (Creation)
  • 1854-1921 (Creation)

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1 volume and 1 file of loose inserts (3 pages)

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Scope and content

The book give a description of candidates, known as 'cases' who applied for home or extra relief from the charity. The volume contains case numbers 1-500 and dates from 12 October 1854 to 8 September 1859. As the book records 'case' who were admitted into the hospital, the book was regularly updated primarily to record deaths but also contact details of family members or supporters or other remarks. Includes a letter received from an 'extra' patient named Eliza Jules, dated 8 November [1895], regarding a change in her income, and some later notes written in ballpoint pen about early cases at the hospital, c. 1990s.

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Conditions governing access

Records are open to the public, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including data protection laws.

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A reprographics service is available to researchers subject to the access restrictions outlined above. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the document. Copies are supplied in accordance with the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability Archives' terms and conditions for the supply of copies, and under provisions of any relevant copyright legislation. Permission to reproduce images of documents in the custody of the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability must be sought.

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  • English

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Stiff board parchment binding, green stain, deep hollow, case book 1.

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