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Press Cuttings

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 2669 GOS/13
Held at: Great Ormond Street Hospital Archives
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Full title: Press Cuttings
Date(s): 1857-[2000]
Level of description: Sub-fonds
Extent: 40 volumes and 21 files
Name of creator(s): Great Ormond Street Hospital x Hospital for Sick Children | Great Ormond Street x Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust x The Hospital for Sick Children x The Hospital for Children


Administrative/Biographical history:

Great Ormond Street Hospital for children was founded in 1852 by Charles West on its current site in Bloomsbury. It was the first children's hospital in Great Britain. The press cuttings were collected by the hospital management from 1857.


Scope and content/abstract:

Press cuttings books and files relating to Great Ormond Street Hospital, including the opening of buildings, events, campaigns, staff, fundraising and statistics, 1857-[2000]; comprising 'Notices of the Press', 1857-1879 (GOS/13/1); GOS/13/2: Press-cuttings and printed circulars concerning opening of new hospital wing, 1893; GOS/13/3: Press-cuttings and printed circulars concerning the Imperial Coronation Bazaar, 1902; GOS/13/4: Press-cuttings book concerning Astor Gift (of new Out-Patients Department), 1902; GOS/13/5: General Press-Cuttings Book, of items concerning both the hospital and child health in general, 1914-1917; GOS/13/6: General Press-Cuttings Book, 1916-1920; GOS/13/7: General Press-Cuttings Book, 1919-1922; GOS/13/8 Press-Cuttings Book of 1919 Appeal ('Children’s Hospital City'); GOS/13/9: General Press-Cuttings Book, 1922-1923; GOS/13/10: General Press-Cuttings Book, 1923-1926; GOS/13/11: General Press-Cuttings Book, 1927-1933; GOS/13/12: General Press-Cuttings Book, 1932-1933; GOS/13/13: Secretary’s Official Press-Cuttings Book, 1926-1934;GOS/13/14: General Press-Cuttings Book, 1934-1935; GOS/13/15: General Press-Cuttings, Book, 1938-1939; GOS/13/16: Medical Press-Cuttings Book, 1948-1954; GOS/13/17: General Press-Cuttings Book, 1950-1952; GOS/13/18 General Press-Cuttings Book, 6/1952-9/1954; GOS/13/19: Hospital Centenary Press-Cuttings Book, 1952; GOS/13/20: General Press-Cuttings Book, 8/1954-8/1956; GOS/13/21/1-39, Files of General Press-Cuttings, 1954-1977 (mainly covering 1965-1966); GOS/13/22: Press-Cuttings Book of visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, 18 October 1938; GOS/13/23: Articles from The Times about the hospital, 1934, 1966, 1969; GOS/13/24: Copies of national and London newspapers containing articles on industrial action at the hospital, 1979-1980; GOS/13/25 Miscellaneous Press-Cuttings file, 1884-1984; GOS/13/26:Miscellaneous Press-Cuttings and articles (file), 1877-1981, this includes some complete newsletters and journals containing articles or advertisements about Great Ormond Street Hospital including The Primrose League Gazette 1921; law journals; poster for 'Mr. Punch’s Living Pictures', c 1925, Christmas issue of Fireside 1882, with article on Great Ormond Street Hospital at Christmastime; GOS/13/27:Obituary notices for Dr Jenner (1898) and Sir Thomas Smith (1909); GOS/13/28: Miscellaneous Press-Cuttings compiled by Nursing Directorate Office, 1932-1994, including items on 'The Wishing Well Appeal', the 1987 extension of the Peter Pan copyright to the Hospital, the demolition of houses in Guilford Street prior to the construction of Great Ormond Street Hospital's Nurses’ Home, 1932, with photograph; GOS/13/29: Article on Great Ormond Street Hospital from The Observer 1993; GOS/13/30: Article about bone marrow transplant at Great Ormond Street Hospital from The Cambridge Student 2000.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

See above Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

Scanning available subject to UK copyright law.

Finding aids:

Currently only available on Word catalogue from the Archives reading room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Historically, received from the Hospital Secretary.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Extracts appear in Jules Kosky, Mutual Friends, Charles Dickens and Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital.

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Andrea Tanner.

Rules or conventions:

Date(s) of descriptions:
September 2010

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