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Chairmen of the House Committee of the London Hospital

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0387 LH/A/25
Held at: Royal London Hospital
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Full title: Chairmen of the House Committee of the London Hospital
Date(s): 1898-1948
Level of description: Sub-fonds of Royal London Hospital records
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Extent: 2.5 linear metres
Name of creator(s): London Hospital House Committee Chairmen


Administrative/Biographical history:

In April 1741 a Grand Committee consisting of a small group of subscribers was appointed to meet weekly, to transact general business of the London Hospital. This Committee developed into the House Committee, which exercised effective control of the Hospital until its abolition in 1948. The larger subscribers' meetings became the Court of Governors, which normally met quarterly, and to which the House Committee reported. Sydney Holland, 2nd Viscount Knutsford was Chairman of the House Committee from 1896 to 1931.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Chairmen of the London Hospital House Committee, 1898-1948, principally comprising draft correspondence, notes, reports and papers of Sydney Holland, 2nd Viscount Knutsford, 1898-1931, including correspondence with architects; correspondence of Sir William Goschen, [1938-1940], with statement concerning the transfer of the hospital to the National Health Service, 1948, photocopy letter from Queen Mary to Sir John Mann concerning her resignation as President, 1948.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The papers have been sorted into annual files.

Conditions governing access:

Researchers wishing to consult the archives should first contact the Trust Archivist, The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London, E1 1BB, for an appointment.

Conditions governing reproduction:

A photocopying service is available at the discretion of the Archivist. Photocopies are supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Archivist.

Finding aids:

A catalogue is available at the Royal London Hospital Archives and Museum.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred to the Archives in 1984.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Royal London Hospital archives and museum holds Administrative records of the London Hospital, 1741-1980 (reference: LH/A/1, 15-22, 26); Committee records of the London Hospital, 1740-1968 (reference: LH/A/2-3, 5-10, 12-13); records of the governing bodies of the hospital (reference: LH/A/4, 11, 13); papers of London Hospital House Governors and Secretaries (reference: LH/A/23-24).

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: Who's Who 1897-1996 CD-ROM (A & C Black); Historical Manuscripts Commission On-line National Register of Archives. Compiled by Julie Tancell as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

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:
August 2001

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