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Visitors' Records

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GOS/7
Held at: Great Ormond Street Hospital Archives
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Full title: Visitors' Records
Date(s): 1852-1978
Level of description: Sub fonds of Great Ormond Street Hospital Archives
Extent: 13 volumes
Name of creator(s): Great Ormond Street Hospital


Administrative/Biographical history:

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children was founded on its Bloomsbury site in 1852, as the Hospital for Sick Children. It became part of the National Health Service in 1948.


Scope and content/abstract:

Great Ormond Street Visitors' Books, GOS/7/1/1-7, covering 1852-1956; GOS/7/1/8 Visitors' Book (for major events and Royal and political Visitors), 1952-1978; GOS/7/1/9, Visitors' Book for South Wing Foundation Stone Ceremony, 1890, with notes on the occasion by Charles Barry Junior, Architect.

Visiting Governor's Reports, GOS/7/2/1-4, 1852-1962.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

13 volumes, arranged chronologically.

Conditions governing access:

The records are open for research.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopying and photography of the records permitted at the discretion of the archivist.

Finding aids:

The archive catalogue is available on the Museum and Archives Service computer, and in typescript form.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Great Ormond Street Hospital

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Andrea Tanner, The Role of the Hospital Visitor at a Victorian Children's Hospital, in Graham Mooney and J.onathan Reinarz (eds) Permeable Walls: Historical Perspectives on hospital visiting', Clio Medica. (Amsterdam, 2009).

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entered by Andrea Tanner

Rules or conventions:

Date(s) of descriptions:
November 2010

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