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Major accessions to repositories in 2019 relating to Health and Medicine


Bath Record Office

  • British Lung Foundation: Bath and District Breathe Easy Group: records of meetings and events of the group, arranged in ring-binders for each year, incl minutes, correspondence, accounts, photographs, publicity material 2014-2018 (1234B)

Berkshire Record Office

  • Broadmoor Hospital: male patient files 1962-20th cent (D/H14acc10603)

Bexley Local Studies and Archive Centre

  • Dr Andrew Bamji (fl1973-2019), consultant rheumatologist and curator of the Gillies Archives at Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup: photographs 1915-1965 (ANBAM)
  • British Heart Foundation, Sidcup Branch: minutes, administrative papers and ephemera 1971-2018 (CSBHF)

Birmingham: Archives, Heritage and Photography Service

  • Friends of the Birmingham Skin Hospital: minutes 1949-1951 (MS 4982 (2019/085))

Bristol Archives

  • Edna Slow (fl1940), hospital matron: notebooks rel to food and laundry procedures at the Bristol Royal Infirmary 1940 (46294)

Cambridgeshire Archives

  • Royal Papworth Hospital: theatre registers 1990-2008 (R119/013)

Denbighshire Archives

  • Records rel to the North Wales Hospital for TV documentaries c1905-1995 (DD/DM/1948)
  • Photographs of Ruthin Red Cross Hospital c1918 (DD/DM/1943)
  • Midwife case books (17 vols) rel to midwives working in the North East Wales region incl St Asaph, Rhyl, Prestatyn and Trelogan 1957-1978 (HD/25)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Buxton Thermal & Natural Baths: visitors books and treatment book 1894-1963 (D1317)
  • Pastures Hospital, Mickleover : records incl registers, case books, patients books, report books, wages books, correspondence and minutes 1906-1991 (D1658)
  • Derby and South Derbyshire Coroner: inquisitions, associated papers, inquests and post mortem reports c1985-1995 (D3346)
  • Gertrude Bella Underwood (1893-1983), nurse: autograph album containing writings, sketches, and photographs of patients and staff at the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary 1917-1919 (D8210)
  • Derby City General Hospital NHS Trust: records incl board minutes and papers, accounts, annual reports, audit reports 1993-2001 (D8287)

Devon Archives and Local Studies Service (South West Heritage Trust)

  • Winifred Jane Gates (fl1904-1917), hospital nurse: autograph album, incl while at No. 1 Temporary Military Hospital, housed in the Eye Infirmary, Exeter 1904-1917 (5938Z)
  • Thomas Shapter (fl1832-1834), doctor: cholera map of Exeter 1832-1834 (ZAUP)
  • Exeter War Hospitals Research Project : digital material created by the group, incl War Hospitals Image Archive and indexes to project works 2019 (DRP)
  • Devon and Exeter Hospital: subscription books, book recording financial and patient-related statistics, 1802-1826 18th-19th cent (ZAVK)
  • Exeter War Hospitals Research Project: portfolios of information on eight war hospitals in Exeter during the First World War 2014-2018 (DRP)

Dundee City Archives

  • Strathmartine Hospital (previously Baldovan Institution), Dundee: log books, constitution, rules, regulations, typed history c1911-1996 (Acc2019/0017)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Olive Ball, nurse, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Brighton: papers 1958-1965 (13430)
  • Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust: Royal Sussex County Hospital plans and other records 1881-2000 (13506)
  • Buchanan Hospital, Hastings: papers of Dr Richard Wray relating to the history of the hospital 1930-1997 (13344)
  • Hellingly Hospital/Eastbourne School of Nursing: papers 1971-1993 (13548)

Essex Record Office

  • Havering and Redbridge Clinical Commissioning Groups: Brentwood Group No. 16 Hospital Management Committee minutes 1963-1964 (A15203)
  • Mid Essex NHS Foundation Trust Hospitals: St John's Hospital, Chelmsford and Essex Hospital post-mortem registers; Chelmsford and Essex Hospital mortuary registers; Chelmsford Group Hospitals, Broomfield Hospital mortuary registers; St John's Hospital mortuary registers; Black Notley Hospital mortuary registers 1935-2016 (A15148)
  • Chelmsford and Essex Hospital: admission registers (6) and dispensary register 1903-1950 (A15115)

Glamorgan Archives

  • Joan Mark, (fl 1921-1951), nurse: diary, scrapbook, photographs and certificates 1921-1951 (D1666)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • Cheltenham General Hospital: mortuary registers, register of cases relating to home deliveries (birth), Cheltenham General Hospital minutes; register of midwifery cases; register of patients and children, The Victoria Home, Cheltenham 1955-2015 (HO3)
  • St Paul's Hospital, Cheltenham: registers of births 1957-1966 (HO8)
  • Gloucestershire Royal Hospital: register of midwifery reports, Gloucester District 1950-2012 (HO19)

Gwent Archives

  • Aneurin Bevan University Health Board: St Cadoc's Hospital, Caerleon ward books, St Lawrence Hospital, Chepstow, patients' books, Mount Pleasant Hospital, Chepstow casualty and daily dressing books c1906-2010 (Accession 6547)

Gwynedd Archives, Caernarfon Record Office

  • Madoc Memorial Hospital: patient admission registers, case books, operations registers, x-ray registers and diseases registers 1932-1994 (XY13)
  • St. David's Hospital and Bangor Hospital: birth registers 1943-1955 (XY12)

Gwynedd Archives, Meirionnydd Record Office

  • Ffestiniog Memorial Hospital: patient registers, x-ray registers and operation registers 1925-1984 (ZY7620)

Highland Archives

  • The Highland Hospice, Inverness: foundation papers, volunteering projects, minutes, photographs c1982-2018 (D1626)

Hull History Centre (Hull City Archives)

  • Dr Hugh Webster (1867-1952), member of the Independent Labour Party, Alderman: includes certificates, letters, photographs and press cuttings 1885-2000 (C DFHW)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • Olive Pearson, (fl1950-1962), midwife: registers of cases 1950-1962 (DE9949)
  • Somerby Surgery: cash books of Dr John Jackson and Dr John Mould, list of Somerby doctors (c1830-1908) 1859-2019 (DE10019)

Lincolnshire Archives

  • Wragby Hospital: accounts and minutes 1870-1970 (MISC DON 2063)

Liverpool Record Office

  • Liverpool Mental Health Consortium: reports, records rel to exhibitions and posters 1995-2018 (ACC 7306)

London Metropolitan Archives: City of London

  • Aids Since the 80's project: digital oral history interviews 2015-2017 (B19/052)
  • Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: Mount Vernon Hospital records 1903-2005 (B19/071)
  • Positively UK, HIV support charity: annual reports, newsletters and other publications, oral history project, correspondence, photographs 1980s-2010s (B19/094)

Museum of Croydon

  • Eric Blake Pritchard (1899-1962), medical orderly and conscientious objector: letters (50), envelopes and accompanying notes 1918 (AR1145)

Norfolk Record Office

  • St Andrew's Hospital, Thorpe St Andrew and Little Plumstead Hospital, Norwich: patient records, admission records, and administration records 1890-1998 (ACC 2019/57)

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: Newark Hospital Records, incl inpatient registers with alphabetical list, mortuary registers, clinic register, casualty registers, pupil nurse registers, operations registers, minor operations register, medical ward register, maternity wing registers, maternity booking book, and register of admissions and discharges [Restricted Access] 1869-1988 (Acc 9472)
  • Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust: Nottingham City Hospital birth registers and death register [Restricted Access] 1973-1998 (Acc 9579)

Perth and Kinross Council Archive

  • Perth & Kinross Remembers: personal papers of Janet McIlvride Stewart, Red Cross Nurse, including photographs, nursing certificates, autograph book signed by convalescent soldiers and colleagues at Pitlochry VAD Hospital 1914-1918 (19/54)
  • Glenfarg District Nursing Association; minutes, account book and financial papers; papers rel to the building of a house for the District Nurse; correspondence 1924-2018 (19-Sep)

Redbridge Local Studies and Archives

  • West Ham Borough Asylum and Goodmayes Hospital: patient records and hospital inventory 1901-2012 (2019/2)

Somerset Heritage Centre (South West Heritage Trust)

  • St James Medical Centre, Taunton: registers (2) recording out-of-hours contacts and visits made by Dr David Greig, GP with St James Medical Centre, and a typed explanation regarding the contents of the volumes, how out-of-hours contact were dealt with and a short biography of Dr Greig 1988-2019 (A/ERW)

Southwark Local History Library and Archive

  • Parish of Bermondsey Infirmary: volume II Surgical Procedures and Operations carried out at Bermondsey Infirmary, Rotherhithe 1912-1918 (2019/16)

Stockport Archive Service

  • A M Bramhall: Stockport Dispensary & House of Recovery minute book 1820-1831 (D2187)

Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch

  • Felixstowe General Hospital: Matron's record book which details nursing staff employed at the hospital 1945-1968 (ID406)

Surrey History Centre

  • Brookwood Hospital, Woking: supplier receipts, invoices and quotations 1872-1905 (10123)
  • Netherne Asylum, Coulsdon: Head attendant's record of staff 1909-1947 (10041)
  • Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Trust and predecessors: board minutes 1994-1999 (10127)
  • St Peter's Hospital, Chertsey: records, including transcripts of reminiscences of the war hospital 20th cent (8003)

Tyne and Wear Archives

  • Princess Mary Maternity Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne: matron's accounts 1835-1848 (5940)
  • Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne: staff records, including nurse training, plans, photographs, chaplaincy records, official opening 1752-2000 (5940)
  • Ethel Watson Convalescent Home, Rothbury, Northumberland: admission and discharge registers 1960-1980 (5940)
  • Anne Seymour (1935-2016), mission doctor: ms account of experiences as a mission doctor in Biafra during the Nigerian Civil war; photograph and cuttings albums rel to St Clare's Hospice, South Shields and asylum seekers drop in sessions in South Tyneside 2001 (5920)

Warwickshire County Record Office

  • Dr Jennifer Burton (fl1955-2018), GP: diaries (95), relating to life as a practising GP in Nuneaton 1955-2018 (CR5064)
  • John Johnston (fl 20th cent), Warwickshire mental health nurse: material incl minutes, Health Authority reports, wage slips, photographs, rules and regulation booklet Central Hospital, Hatton, large set of porters' keys rel to the outsides gates, and set of nurses keys, for Central Hospital, Hatton, piece of lining taken from the 'padded cell' 20th cent (CR5060)

West Sussex Record Office

  • Cuckfield Hospital: register of in-patients 1941-1949 (19651)
  • Horsham Hospital League of Friends: minutes and other records 1959-2014 (19695)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds

  • Jewish Herzl Moser Hospital: admissions registers incl date of admission, date of discharge, name, age, address, recommended by, disease, medical attendant and remarks (3 vols) 1923-1970 (WYL2597)
  • Leeds Board of Guardians and Public Assistance Committee: operation registers (3 vols) 1879-1933 (WYL2596)
  • Leeds Public Dispensary: records rel to ear nose and throat department incl admission register (1 vol) 1945-1960 (WYL2595)
  • Marguerite Hepton Hospital: nurses register incl some photographs of nurses and remarks about their attitudes (access restricted, contains sensitive personal data) 1935-1972 (WYL2609)
  • Seacroft Hospital: records incl photographs, visitors books, annual reports, Superintendent's reports and minutes 1887-1974 (WYL2610)
  • St James's University Hospital: registers, operating theatre report books and case books 1923-1988 (WYL2599)

Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

  • Alexandra Hospital, Redditch: operation theatre registers 1983-2019 (16358)
  • Worcestershire Royal Hospital: operation theatre registers 1984-2019 (16359)
  • Powick Lunatic Asylum: framed plans (2) 1883 (16420)


Lothian Health Services Archive

  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, NHS Lothian: registers of patient names 1950s-2000s (Acc19/006)
  • HIV-AIDS Carers and Family Service Provider Scotland: minutes, reports, campaign and publicity material 1991-2010 (Acc19/009)
  • Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh: case notes and research documentation rel to European Collaborative Study of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV 1980s-2000s (Acc19/013)
  • Western General Hospital, Edinburgh: department of clinical neurosciences registers 1960s-2000s (Acc19/012)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Dr Normand Morison (fl 1729-1759), physician: medical journal 1729-1759 (Acc.14033)

Science Museum Library and Archives

  • Harold Arthur Whitcombe (1883-1943) medical doctor: photographic media 1880-1943 (HAW)


Britten-Pears Foundation

  • Rita Thomson (1934-2019), friend and nurse to Benjamin Britten: correspondence sent following Britten's heart operation of 1973, letters from Britten following his discharge report on his slow recovery and trouble writing and playing the piano; sympathy letters on Britten's death thanking Thomson for Britten's life during his last difficult years and for her devoted and skilled care of him 1950s-1980s (TMS)

National Arts Education Archive @ YSP

  • collection of children's paintings assembled by Terence Phinn (fl1981-2018), art therapist 1981-2018 (01/06/2019 00:00)

Royal College of Midwives Archives

  • Diana Mary Moss (fl1970), midwife: midwifery training register 1970
  • Diana Mary Moss (fl1918-1975), midwife: personal papers relating to her career as a midwife and nurse 1918-1975
  • Edith Beryl Raphael (fl1955), midwife: midwifery training register 1955
  • Jean Gilbody (fl1953-1979), midwife: case registers 1953-1979
  • Leonora Ada Denhard (fl1950-1970), midwife: case registers and drug administration books 1950s-1970s
  • Mary Parkins (fl1955), midwife: case registers 1955
  • Faith Hollands (fl1944-1952), midwife: midwifery case registers and photographs 1944-1952
  • Cicely Walker (1922-2017), midwife; personal papers including case registers and photographs covering her career 1947-1971
  • Hildaguard Mary Hoy (1918-1989), midwife and health visitor: personal papers rel to her career 1939-1952

Royal College of Nursing Archives

  • Dame Christine Beasley (b1944), nurse and NHS healthcare administrator: oral history interview conducted by Dianne Yarwood c1962-2019 (3121)
  • Professor Claire Chatterton (fl1981-2019), nurse historian: interview conducted by Dianne Yarwood, (fl1968-2019) nurse educationalist and editor, as part of the RCN Fellows Collecting Project c1981-2019 (3215)
  • Cynthia Atwell (fl1980-2019), occupational health consultant: oral history interview conducted by Dianne Yarwood, (fl1968-2019) nurse educationalist and editor, as part of the RCN Fellows Collecting Project c1980-2019 (3099)
  • Debra Holloway (fl2008-2019), nurse consultant gynaecology: oral history interview conducted by Dianne Yarwood. (fl1968-2019) nurse educationalist and editor, as part of the RCN Fellows Collecting Project 2019 (3123)
  • Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), reformer of hospital nursing: handwritten 13 page letter addressed to 'My dear Matron, dear Home Sister, dear friends, & fellow Nurses all' 1878 (3181)
  • Jason Warriner (fl1990-2014), RCN fellow: oral history interview conducted by Dianne Yarwood (fl1968-2019) nurse educationalist and editor c1990-2014 (3246)
  • Dame Jenifer Wilson Barnett (fl1975-2019), professor of nursing: oral history interview conducted by Dianne Yarwood (fl1968-2019) nurse educationalist and editor c1975-2019 (3122)
  • Jennifer Hunt (fl1960-2019), nurse: oral history interview conducted by Dianne Yarwood (fl1968-2019) nurse educationalist and editor 2019 (3124)
  • Les Storey (fl2019), RCN Fellow: oral history interview conducted by Dianne Yarwood as part of the Fellows collecting project 2019 (3164)
  • Patricia Bottrill (fl1976-2019), nurse: oral history interview conducted by Alison O'Donnell as part of the RCN Fellows collecting project 1976-2019 (3153)
  • Pam Hibbs (b1935), nurse: oral history interview conducted by Dianne Yarwood as part of the RCN Fellows collecting project 1935-2019 (3247)
  • Royal College of Nursing Annual Reports Digitisation Project: Annual Reports 1916-2018 (3143)
  • Royal College of Nursing Communications: films harvested from Communications shared folders, including Nurses Day films 2015-2018, Annual Dinner Film 2016, RCN Centenary film and various campaign films 2015-2018 (3112)
  • Susan Eagling (fl2004-2019), nurse: video interview, as part of Hidden in Plain Sight collecting project, conducted by Frances Reed 2017 (3133)
  • Ruth Oshikanlu (fl2006-2019), nurse entrepreneur: oral history interview conducted by Dianne Yarwood as part of the Fellows collecting project 2019 (3162)
  • Liz Bonner (fl2019), RCN Fellow: oral history interview by Dianne Yarwood as part of the RCN Fellows collecting project 2019 (3248)

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

  • Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists: correspondence and documentation rel to the Charter of the RCOG 1984-2012
  • Dr John Charles Ryder Richardson (fl1921-1922), City of London Maternity Hospital: case registers 1921-1922

Royal College of Physicians of London

  • Marjorie Sherriff (1928-2014), tuberculosis patient: photograph albums recording her life during and after her time at Hertford Hill sanatorium c1945-1949 (MS-SHERM)
  • Alfred Swaine Taylor (1806-1880), physician and forensic scientist: medical jurisprudence case notes, research notes, professional and personal papers 1818-1887 (MS-TAYLA)

Royal London Hospital Archives

  • Dr Donald Hunter (1898-1977), former curator of the London Hospital Medical College Pathology Museum: personal papers c1924-1977 (RLHG2019/33)
  • Dr John Rashleigh Belcher (1918-2006), thoracic surgeon: papers c1990 (RLHG2019/30)
  • Grace Hart (fl1931-1935), probationer nurse: papers 1931-1935 (RLHG2019/53)
  • Collection of correspondence rel to G.P. Harries, nurse to King Edward VII 1902 (RLHG2019/13)
  • Papers rel to Mr William Taylor, Chief Engineer, The London Hospital c2007 (RLHG2019/49)

Wellcome Collection

  • Dame Margaret Turner-Warwick (1924-2017), medical doctor and thoracic specialist: personal and professional papers, mainly rel to clinical research and professional practice as a physician specialising in respiratory medicine, as well as records rel to management activities on various bodies and advocacy activities including for affordable housing in Exeter c1960-2000 (PP/MTW)
  • HIV i-Base, HIV treatment activist charity: institutional records incl administrative records, records from HIV i-Base information service (email and phone logs), grant and funding papers, accreditation and membership papers, and papers from conferences and meetings c2000 (SA/IBA)
  • Sir Oliver Scott (1922-2016), radiobiologist and philanthropist: papers rel to research and work in radiology and cancer treatment, including correspondence with colleagues, reprints of papers, manuscripts, laboratory journals and research, and related papers from across his career 1940s-2000s (PP/OLS)


Aberdeen University, Special Collections Centre

  • Ernest William Henderson Cruickshank, (1888-1964) Professor of Physiology: First World War diaries 1916-1919 (900)

Borthwick Institute for Archives: University of York

  • The Retreat, hospital: patient admission and discharge books, hospital records incl annual reports, minutes, records of Retreat cricket club, publications, photographs, patient artwork and objects rel to the hospital 19th-21st cent (RET/2019/019)
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (Great Britain) Ltd., mutual aid fellowship: papers incl copies of 'Big Book' and 'Sobriety and Beyond', 50th anniversary material, papers from select individual groups, first annual convention minutes and diaries, publicity material, audio recordings of AA meetings and digital material including email messages and audio files 1960-2019 (AA/2019/091)
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (Great Britain) Ltd., mutual aid fellowship: mounted documents and photographs of historical importance, incl reproductions and originals of foundation documents, fellowship articles, photographs of significant individuals and locations 1950-2000 (AA/2019/018)

Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • Dunn Nutritional Laboratory, Cambridge: records, incl rel to successor organisations, and directors c1927-1990 (MS Add.10293)
  • Middlesex County Asylum, Hanwell: 'Lunacy, 1731-1919'; a collection of manuscript and printed ephemeral material rel to treatment of mental illness, incl over 40 printed engravings 1731-1919 (MS Add.10297)
  • Medical Research Council, Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit: papers 20th-21st cent (MS Add.10308)

Glasgow University Archive Services

  • Sir Kenneth Calman (b1941), surgeon, oncologist and Chancellor of the University of Glasgow: papers 20th-21st cent (ACCN 4322)

King's College London: College Archives

  • Christopher Adams (b1939), neurosurgeon: memoir of his life and career, including training at Guy's Hospital, 1960-1963 c2010 (Acc 3788)
  • Paolo Emanuele Polani (1914-2006), geneticist and professor of paediatric research: papers, chiefly relating to the work of the Paediatric Research Unit, Guy's Hospital 1955-2006 (Acc 3763)

King's College London: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

  • Stanley Osborn Aylett (1911-2003), surgeon: papers rel to his career, including service with the Royal Army Medical Corps during the Second World War 1930-2002 (Acc 3800)

London University: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

  • Ibidun Fakoya (fl1990-2019), health research fellow: campaign material rel to African diaspora in London HIV awareness, from Migration, Ethnicity and Sexual Health Programme (MESH) at the Centre for Sexual Health and HIV Research, University College London 1996-2014 (Fakoya)
  • Joseph Sonnabend (b1933), physician, scientist, HIV/AIDS researcher: additional papers, related to the early period of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in New York, USA, including press cuttings, reports, and material relating to his work as a doctor working with HIV/AIDS patients 1980s-1990s (Sonnabend)
  • Professor Julian Peto (b1945), epidemiologist: research and professional papers spanning his career c1970-2019 (Peto)

Sheffield University Library

  • Dr Frank Ryan, (fl 1990-2020) medical doctor and researcher, author: research material and interviews with key figures involved in the work and research to find a cure for tuberculosis, corresp and other papers rel to research for Ryan's book 'Tuberculosis: The greatest story never told' 1950s-1990s (2019/11)
  • Honor Irene Champernowne, (1901-1976), co-founder of the Withymead Centre for art therapy: personal corresp with key psychotherapy figures incl Carl Jung, lecture notes, and poetry, minutes and other papers of the Withymead Centre incl research for book on centre 1940s-1970s (2019/4)

Strathclyde University Archives

  • Stuart Bradwel (fl2017), student at the University of Strathclyde: oral history interview recordings for the 'Doctor's orders' project, investigating type 1 diabetes and the consultative relationship 1970-2019 (Acc 1753)

University of Birmingham: Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections

  • University of Birmingham, Department of Physiology: records incl architectural drawings of sections of Birmingham Medical School, and of Birmingham Women's Hospital c1950-2015 (US22CC)

Warwick University: Modern Records Centre

  • Margaret Stanton (1918-2012), health service administrator and political campaigner: papers relating to Africa, apartheid and liberation movements 1965-2007 (1306)