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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): H47/CH
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1930-1934
Level of description: subfonds
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Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Name of creator(s): Children's Ophthalmic Convalescent Home | Moorfields Eye Hospital


Administrative/Biographical history:

In 1925 Mrs Myers and her daughter Miss E Nora Myers established a Children's Ophthalmic Convalescent Home at Mayfield in Sussex. It was intended for the treatment of children suffering from non-infectious eye trouble, especially those requiring prolonged convalescent treatment. It was under the administrative supervision of Miss Myers, a former assistant almoner at Moorfields Eye Hospital, and patients from Moorfields Hospital received reduced fees.

In 1934 Miss Myers decided to resign and Moorfields took over the administrative control of the Home to save it from closure. This was agreed to for a preliminary period of one year, which was then extended. However, only two years later in 1936 the Home was closed down due to a continued decline in the number of children requiring the facilities of the Home.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Children's Opthalmic Convalescent Home comprising annual reports, 1930-1934.

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 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:

Copyright: Depositor.

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

ACC/3771 and B97/080.

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Description Notes

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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

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