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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): H47/RW
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1869-1956
Level of description: subfonds
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Extent: 1.77 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Royal Westminster Opthalmic Hospital


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Royal Westminster Ophthalmic Hospital was established on High Holborn in 1816. It was amalgamated with Moorfields Eye Hospital in 1946. For information relating to the Hospital after 1948 see Moorfields Eye Hospital (H47/MR).


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Royal Westminster Opthalmic Hospital, 1869-1956, including minutes of the Ladies Committee, Management Committee and Medical Committee; administrative papers relating to engineering and building; financial records; press cuttings and histories of High Holborn.

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

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:
February 2009

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