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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): H63/SD
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1915-1971
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 2.73 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Saint David's Hospital x Edmonton Epileptic Colony x Millfield Hospital


Administrative/Biographical history:

Edmonton Epileptic Colony was established at Silver Street, London in 1916 under the authority of the Metropolitan Asylums Board. It was founded for the treatment of male epileptic patients. In 1930 control of the Hospital passed to the London County Council. It was renamed Millfield Hospital in 1936 and later Saint David's Hospital. The hospital closed in 1948.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Saint David's Hospital, Edmonton, including Medical Superintendent's reports; inventories; papers regarding coal and coke supplies; Visiting Medical Officer's reports; registers of deaths; admission and discharge registers; ward report books; patients' allowances; requisitions; records regarding fire watching; cash books and register of visits by Roman Catholic priest.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

These records are arranged according to a classification scheme for hospital records: General Hospital Administration (A), Patients' Administration (B), Finance Office (D), Endowments (E), Related Documentation (Y) and Prints and Photographs (PH).

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 1998

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright is held by the Depositor

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in 1987 and 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

See also Metropolitan Asylums Board, London County Council Central Public Health Committee 1929-1934, Hospitals and Medical Services Committee 1934-1948, London County Council Public Health, General and Special Hospitals Committee PH/HOSP/3.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

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:
Added February 2009. Updated July 2017.

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