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Albert Dock Seamen's Hospital

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0387 AD
Held at: Barts Health NHS Trust Archives (Royal London Hospital Archives)
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Full title: Albert Dock Seamen's Hospital
Date(s): 1916-1979
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 47 volumes
Name of creator(s): Albert Dock Seamen's Hospital
Detailed catalogue: Click here to view repository detailed catalogue


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Albert Dock Seamen's Hospital was established in 1890 as a branch of the Dreadnought Seamen's Hospital, Greenwich, which was founded in 1821. The London School of Tropical Medicine was established in the Albert Dock Hospital in October 1899, by Philip Manson-Bahr, and remained there until moving to Euston in February 1920. The Hospital became part of Newham Health District under the City and East London Area Health Authority (Teaching) in 1974 and was converted from acute to orthopaedic use. It came under the direct control of Newham Health Authority in 1981 and subsequently became a homeward bound mental handicap unit.


Scope and content/abstract:

Administrative records, patient records, nursing records.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

See Scope and content.

Conditions governing access:

Some material is restricted. Please contact the repository in the first instance.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copying and digitisation services are available for unrestricted material. Researchers should contact the repository in the first instance.

Finding aids:

See 'Detailed catalogue' link above.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The patient records were transferred by the Director of Public Health and Director of Performance and Standards, Newham Health District Health Offices in 1991. The Nursing records were transferred from the Princess Alexandra and Newham College of Midwifery in 1992.

Allied Materials

Related material:

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Julie Tancell as part of the RSLP AIM25 project. Updated by Clare Button, Archivist, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.

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:
June 2001, updated April 2020.

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