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Constitutional and Legal Records

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GOS/2
Held at: Great Ormond Street Hospital Archives
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Full title: Constitutional and Legal Records
Date(s): 1908-1960
Level of description: Sub fonds of Great Ormond Street Hospital Archives
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Great Ormond Street Hospital


Administrative/Biographical history:

Great Ormond Street Hospital was founded in 1852 by Charles West on its current site in Bloomsbury as the Hospital for Sick Children. It was the first children's hospital in Britain. It became part of the NHS in 1948 and took over the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Sick Children in 1968. It went through several changes of name during this period and adopted its current name in 1994.


Scope and content/abstract:

Constitutional and legal records of Great Ormond Street Hospital, 1908-1960, comprising 'Memoranda and Articles of Association', 1914; annotated 1936; 1939; Constitution and Rules of the Hospital, 1908 and 1924 editions; register of seals, 1952-1960; Miscellaneous legal correspondence, 1930-1932; copy letters to the Hospitalís and other lawyers regarding the revision of Articles of Association; Peter Pan copyright agreements with the Daniel Mayer Co., and George Bell Ltd.; administration of legacies to the Hospital; administration of Hospital property and tenancies, Guilford Street, London.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged in 4 series.

Conditions governing access:

Open to the public.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Items can be copied without restriction.

Finding aids:

Typescript catalogue available for consultation in the Archives.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Andrea Tanner.

Rules or conventions:

Date(s) of descriptions:
October 2010

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