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Reference H/NW/1/SP
Held by London Metropolitan Archives
Source of acquisition Deposited under the Public Records Act, 1958, in the Greater London Record Office, County Hall, S.E.l 29 August, 1967 (Ac. 67.59)
Creators Small Pox Hospital
Bibliography For further information see The Survey of London, Vol.XXIV, p 114, History and Description of the Parish of Clerkenwell by Thomas Cromwell, 1828, and Charities Digests.

Administrative history:
Note: The hospital to which the first three registers listed below relate was situated in the parish of St. Pancras on the site of the present King's Cross Station. The institution had moved here from Windmill Street, Tottenham Court Road, in 1746, and had been rebuilt c. 1793-4 when it received patients from the Cold Bath Fields Hospital in Clerkenwell, a foundation originating in Islington in 1740.
The hospital moved from King's Cross to Highgate Hill c.1846, and from there to Clare Hall, South Minns c.1895-9. It was acquired by the Middlesex Districts Joint Small Pox Hospital Board c.1900-10. Clare Hall Hospital is now under the control of the Barnet Group Hospital Management Committee.



REGISTERS OF PATIENTS  H/NW/1/SP/01-04  1808-1907

Register of outpatients, giving date, from whom inoculated, name, age, residence, remarks, and notes of progress of inoculation on subsequent days of attendance, alphabetical, with thumb-index; numbered "6".  H/NW/1/SP/01  Apr 1808 - Apr 1810

Register of outpatients, giving date, from whom inoculated, name, age, residence, remarks, and notes of progress of inoculation on subsequent days of attendance, alphabetical, with thumb-index; numbered "13"; stained and damaged by damp.  H/NW/1/SP/02  June 1821 - Nov 1822

June 1827-May 1838: Register for patients under casual smallpox admitted into the Small Pox Hospital at St. Pancras showing number of admission (within year), date, name, age, period of disease on admission, employment, address, payment/name of parish (under "Governor's name"), character of disease, vaccinated/otherwise, date of discharge/death. Also (on front flyleaves). 1800-1859: Analysis of admissions, i.e. annual admissions and 5 yearly totals. 1776-1825: Admissions and deaths annually, with 1% morality (printed summary). 1826-1847: Continuation of above (MS). 1819-1835: Note of physicians and resident surgeons. (On back flyleaves): 1825-1848: Years in 19th c. when admissions exceeded 300. 1838: Monthly admissions during epidemic, with note of unprotected and vaccinated.  H/NW/1/SP/03  1827-1859

Register of in-patients at Small Pox and Vaccination Hospital, Highgate, giving details as in H/NW/1/SP/03 Also (inside back cover): n.d.: Details of milk, fish, and full diets, with other diet on separate sheet, and list of names.  H/NW/1/SP/04  Apr 1879-Jan 1907

MISCELLANEOUS  H/NW/1/SP/05-08  1895-1903

Newspaper cutting giving 1660 recipe for cure for small pox, among MSS at Welbeck Abbey (found in H/NW/1/SP/01)  H/NW/SP/5  n.d. [late 19th c.]

Letter to Dr Cainall from A. Newsholme, Health Department Brighton, requesting details of case of Mr Lansdale, admitted 29 December 1894.  H/NW/1/SP/06  n.d. [1895]

Schedule of agreements with U.D.C's of Tottenham, Friern Barnet, Enfield, Edmonton, Wood Green, Southgate, and St. Albans, and with Kingston Corporation and St. Albans Town Council.  H/NW/1/SP/07  Jan 1903

[Admission forms] to Isolation Hospital (authority of Willesden U.D.C.) of Rose Harris and Vryhied Harris.  H/NW/1/SP/08/001-2  n.d. [19th/20th c.]

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