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Leatherhead Emergency Hospital Registers

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA LEH/R & LEH/IN
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: Leatherhead Emergency Hospital Registers
Date(s): 1939-1942, 1946
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 3 volumes
Name of creator(s): Leatherhead Emergency Hospital


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Royal Blind School, Leatherhead, was requisitioned by King's College Hospital as a national emergency hospital during World War Two. It was known as Leatherhead Emergency Hospital (Royal Blind School), and only existed under this name from 1939 to 1946. Thereafter it was used to house Chelsea Pensioners until the 1950s when the school reopened.


Scope and content/abstract:

Leatherhead Emergency Hospital in-patients registers, 1939-1942, 1946, (LEH/R1-2); Leatherhead Emergency Hospital index of patients admitted, 1942, (LEH/IN1).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged under `Registers' and `Indexes'.

Conditions governing access:

Administrative and committee papers are closed for 30 years from the last date on file.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College London.

Finding aids:

Handlist available in the reading room of the College Archives.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

King's College Hospital.

Allied Materials

Related material:

General administrative records, 1939-1946, are held at Surrey History Centre.

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: On-line Public Record Office and Wellcome Trust's Hospital Records Database at Compiled by Annabel Dodds.

Rules or conventions:
National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997; ISAD(G), Second edition, 2000.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Jun 2000.

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