Reference code(s): H54
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE HOSPITAL FOR GENTLEWOMEN, LISSON GROVE
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.67 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Florence Nightingale Hospital for Gentlewomen xx Hospital for Invalided Gentlewomen
The Hospital opened as the 'Hospital for Invalided Gentlewomen' in 1850, and was renamed following Florence Nightingale's rise to prominence in the mid-1850's. She was Chief Superintendent at the Hospital in 1853.
As well as providing medical care to women who were recommended to the hospital as having insufficient means to pay for their own treatment, though being of good character, the hospital managed properties in the Lisson Grove area and elsewhere in London.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of the Florence Nightingale Hospital for Gentlewomen, 1892-1953, including annual reports, administrative files including correspondence and requisitions, accounts, papers regarding legacies and bequests and legal papers relating to property transactions. There are no surviving medical or patient records for this hospital.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
The records are arranged as follows: A = Administration, D = Financial records, F = Legal records.
Conditions governing access:
These records are open to public inspection, although under section 5(4) of the 1958 Public Records Act administrative records are closed for 30 years and patient records for 100 years.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
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Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: February 2009