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Eastern Dispensary

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0387 ED
Held at: Barts Health NHS Trust Archives (Royal London Hospital Archives)
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Full title: Eastern Dispensary
Date(s): 1808-1952
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 0.5 linear metre
Name of creator(s): Eastern Dispensary
Detailed catalogue: Click here to view repository detailed catalogue


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Eastern Dispensary was founded in 1782 in Great Alie Street, Stepney, moving to new premises in Leman Street in 1858. Owing to wartime difficulties it closed in September 1940 and in 1944 the building was leased to the Jewish Hospitality Committee. After the Second World War it was proposed that the Dispensary should be transferred to the London Hospital. This proved unacceptable to the Charity Commissioners, and the assets were transferred to the Marie Celeste Samaritan Society by a Charity Commission scheme in 1952.


Scope and content/abstract:

Administrative records.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

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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:

Transferred by the Secretary of the Marie Celeste Samaritan Society in 1984.

Allied Materials

Related material:

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Originally 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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