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Major accessions to repositories in 2020 relating to Health and Medicine


Archives and Cornish Studies Service (formerly Cornwall Record Office)

  • Strand Pharmacy of Falmouth: pharmaceutical ledgers (3) and chemist's prescriptions 1894-1931 (AD2957)

Bexley Local Studies and Archive Centre

  • Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup: photograph album 1917-1950 (PHQHS)

Cambridgeshire Archives

  • Evelyn Hospital, Cambridge: minutes, patient records, accounts and papers 1920-2003 (H/EV (uncat))

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Gertrude Bella Underwood (1893-1983), nurse: autograph album containing writings, sketches, and photographs of patients and staff at the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, Derby 1917-1919 (D8310)

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

  • B.T. Hodge, (fl 1842), of Sidmouth: Apothecary's book detailing various medical conditions and treatments and 12 loose sheets containing further medical notes 1842 (ZAXH)
  • Digital recordings of interviews with four farmers rel to their experiences of the foot and mouth disease outbreak in Broadwoodkelly, Devon 2001 (ZAXF)

Dorset History Centre

  • Herrison Hospital, Dorchester: patient indexes, plans, reports, contracts, ceremonies, staff social events 1900-1984 (NG-HH/CMR)
  • Unidentified midwife, Weymouth: register of cases 1905-1917 (D-3202)

East Riding of Yorkshire Archives and Local Studies Service

  • East Riding Lunatic Asylum Visiting Committee: minute book, East Riding hospitals and health centres plans and drawings, East Riding hospitals photographs and negatives, Yorkshire publications and maps 1882-2010 (DDX2328)
  • Andy Hall (fl 2020), of Hutton; Covid-19 lockdown activities diary, digital copy 2020 (DDX2329)

Glamorgan Archives

  • Edna M Lewis (fl1935-1936), midwife at Cardiff City Council, City Lodge Hospital: pupil case book containing ante-natal notes of labours attended 1935-1936 (D1765)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • Chipping Campden Chemists: prescription books 1923-1990 (15381)

Greater Manchester County Record Office (with Manchester Archives)

  • Carol Batton (fl 1986-2010), musical artist: various rare publications rel to radical mental health campaigns, and services 1986-2010 (GB124.2020/29)

Gwent Archives

  • Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Gwent: records incl Gwent Healthcare Trust minutes, Royal Gwent Hospital registers and annual reports c1881-2007 (D6584)

Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre

  • Association for the purpose of establishing a birth control clinic in Hereford: minutes and venereal disease reports 1935-1967 (DE04)

Hull History Centre (Hull City Archives)

  • Susan Pacey (fl 2000), of Sutton Park: research notes rel to Evan Fraser Isolation Hospital, Hull c2000 (C DIPY)

Isle of Wight Record Office

  • Royal Isle of Wight School of Nursing: register of nurses, library information handbook, posters 1942-1960 (IWCRO: Ac 2020/033)

North Devon Record Office (South West Heritage Trust)

  • North Devon Healthcare NHS Trust: Tyrrell Hospital, Ilfracombe: records incl ward reports, operations and drugs registers, x-ray register, expenditure and account books, mortuary registers, in-patients and out-patients registers, receipt books, inventory, history of the hospital, miscellaneous papers and copy photographs 1906-2012 (B1417)

Portsmouth History Centre

  • Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust: records of Queen Alexandra Hospital nd (PR/H9)

Shropshire Archives

  • Dr Cuthbert Lawson Stote (fl1930-1950), physician, of Shrewsbury: personal papers incl appointment at Royal Salop Infirmary, papers rel to introduction of the National Health Service 1948 1930s-1950s (9696)

Warwickshire County Record Office

  • Burman Lunatic Asylum, Henley-in-Arden: asylum visitors book 1845-1869 (CR5090)

West Sussex Record Office

  • Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group, Worthing: records 1850s-1990s (19761)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

  • Hale Veterinary Group: legal and financial documents 1959-2005 (3138A)

Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

  • Powick Lunatic Asylum: case book 1855-1858 (16505)


British Library: Asian and African Studies

  • Morison Family: memoir, correspondence and notebooks of Donald Morison, medical missionary in Bengal, and his wife Isabella 1878-1914 (Mss Eur F744)

Lothian Health Services Archive

  • Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh: oral histories with staff and others about memories of its Lauriston Place site 2019 (Acc20/004)

National Army Museum Templer Study Centre

  • National Army Museum: oral history interview with Lt Col Rodney Eldridge, covering his career as a Mental Health Nurse as part of the Army Medical Services 1986-2020 (2020-05-1)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

  • Papers rel to the mental health impact of the Omagh bombing, 1998, compiled by David Bolton, author and founding director of the Northern Ireland Centre for Trauma and Transformation 1998-2012 (D4785)


Bishopsgate Institute

  • Catwalk4Power: placards, ephemera, banners, photographs and papers rel to women and HIV 2019-2020 (C4P)

Britten-Pears Foundation

  • Rita Thomson (1934-2019), nurse: personal papers incl. correspondence, photographs, books, diaries, programmes, pamphlets, press cuttings, certificates and ephemera 1950-2013 (TMS)

Royal College of Nursing Archives

  • Royal College of Nursing: web archive of RCN website incl Covid-19 webpages 2020 (RCN41)
  • Royal College of Nursing, various departments and regions: news stories, emails, communication plans and webpages relating to Covid-19 pandemic collected as part of the COVID-19 Collecting Project 2020 (RCN; RCNE; RCNNI; RCNS; RCNW)
  • Professor Alison Tierney (b1948), professor, nurse theorist and researcher: oral history interview conducted by Alison O'Donnell 2020 (3259)
  • Garrett Martin (fl2020), Royal College of Nursing Northern Ireland Deputy Director: audio diary recorded while volunteering in A&E during Covid-19 pandemic 2020 (3339.16)
  • Barbara Stilwell (fl2020), nurse, nurse researcher & academic: oral history interview conducted by Dianne Yarwood 2020 (3271)
  • Bridget Barker, nee Crawford (fl1952-2019), mental health nurse: personal papers incl candidate cards for examinations, examination papers and badges 1952-2019 (3264)
  • Alan Barker (fl1952-2019), mental health nurse: personal papers incl candidate cards for examinations, examination papers and badges 1952-2019 (3264)
  • Margaret Whittaker, nee Hindle (fl1918-2020), nurse: personal papers incl certificates and biography with photographs compiled by her grandson 1918-2020 (3265)

Wellcome Collection

  • St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London: weekly account of the receipt and consumption of provisions at the Hospital, giving a detailed daily breakdown of food and drink consumed over a five-year period 1898-1903 (MS 9308)
  • Gabriel Vaca (fl1553), Franciscan friar and author: 'Libro muy provechoso para todo fiel christiano intitulado sermonario quadragessimal medicinal' - Medical Lenten sermons intended for delivery throughout the period of Lent, drawing parallels between the treatment and well-being of the soul and that of the physical body 1553 (MS.9311)


Aberdeen University, Special Collections Centre

  • Dr James Hutchison (1940 - 2018), physicist: personal notebooks and lab books c1950-2018 (927)

Abertay University Archives

  • Christina Howie (fl 1980-2020), former Nursing student at Dundee College of Technology: Memories Re-animated interview rel to her experience on the course, the close friendships she developed with fellow students, the social life, her subsequent career as a nurse, how things have changed, incl improved attitudes towards nurses in light of Covid 2020 (ACC075)
  • Jenny McNeill (fl 1975-1979), former Nursing student at Dundee College of Technology: Memories Re-animated interview incl her experiences as one of the first nursing degree students at the College in 1975, and her subsequent career nd (ACC080)

Borthwick Institute for Archives: University of York

  • Purey Cust Trust, grant-making charity: papers, incl valuation reports, development appraisals, property information incl copy deeds and leases and long-term tenant information, and papers rel to the Nuffield Hospital, RIBA case study on the Purey Cust Nursing Home and the Minster Grounds 2008 1984-2017 ((2020/074))
  • The Ellen and Dorothy Wilson Almshouse Charity: archives, incl of predecessor bodies, the Ellen Wilson Hospital Charity and the Dorothy Wilson Charity 1894-2011 (EDWAC)

Bristol University Information Services: Special Collections

  • Gladys Mary Morgan (1894-1957) of Bristol: diary, covering the period 15 August 1914 -15 June 1915 when serving as a nurse during the First World War, including working in France 1914-1915 (DM2965)

De Montfort University Archives

  • LAMP - Leicestershire Action for Mental Health Project: records incl reports, accounts, correspondence, minutes, news cuttings, leaflets, admin, feedback, photos, reports 1989-2018 (L/023)

Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections

  • Robert Abraham (fl 823-1825), physician, journalist and lawyer: manuscript on medicine and drugs entitled "An Enquiry into the Elements of General Therapeutics, with Special Illustrations, to which is prefixed an Essay on the Nature Value and Utility of Theory", written in Carlisle and in London c1825 (Coll-1981; SC-Acc-2020-0030)
  • Anne Dollar Schofield (1921-2015), physician: papers, rel to her life as a medical student at the University of Edinburgh between 1939 and 1945, and to her training in three hospitals in the mid and late 1940s 1920-1990 (Coll-1976; SC-Acc-2020-0014)

Glasgow University Archive Services

  • William Simpson (1901-1945), surgeon, Lieutenant-Colonel, Royal Army Medical Corps: digital copies of news cuttings rel to his achievements, incl work carried out in the Royal Maternity Hospital on the subject of 'Puerperal Sepsis' 2020 (ACCN 4350)

London University: Institute of Education

  • Medical Research Council Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing at UCL: National Survey of Health and Development administrative records 1946-2018 (NSHD)

Strathclyde University Archives

  • Jois Stansfield (b1951), Emeritus Professor of Speech Pathology at Manchester Metropolitan University: Giving voice, oral histories of female speech therapists project, incl interviews with British women who qualified as speech therapists between 1945 and 1970 2019 (Accession 1779)

Warwick University: Modern Records Centre

  • Professor Neville Keith Shinton (1925-2018), clinician: medical, research and personal papers, incl papers rel to hospitals and health authorities, and papers rel to haematology and haematology standards 20th-21st cent (1359)