Reference code(s): H33/SC
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: SANTA CLAUS CHILDREN'S HOME
Level of description: sub-fonds
Extent: 0.3 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Santa Claus Children's Home
The Santa Claus Children's Home, Cholmeley Park, Highgate, was set up by the Santa Claus Society, a children's charity, in 1891. It was a voluntary children's hospital until 1948 when it became a children's convalescent home.
Also in 1948, when the National Health Service was introduced, the home came under the control of the North West Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board and the Archway Group Hospital Management Committee. It was finally closed around 1954.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of the Santa Claus Children's Home, comprising council minutes, 1898-1935; Home committee minutes, 1891-1898; House and Finance committee minutes, 1925-1935; Linen League committee minutes, 1946-1953 and one account book, 1937-1946.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
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
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:
Immediate source of acquisition:
Existence and location of originals:
Existence and location of copies:
Further information on the Santa Claus Children's Home can be found among the reports of the King Edward's Hospital Fund for London (A/KE/258/13 and A/KE/534/1). Correspondence and papers of the Santa Claus Society may be found among the records of the Family Welfare Association enquiry department file (A/FWA/C/D/200/1)
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