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Lewisham Hospital Student Nurse Records 1897-[2001]

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA LH/FP & LH/F
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: Lewisham Hospital Student Nurse Records 1897-[2001]
Date(s): 1897-[2001]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 211 boxes or 2.11 m3, and 22 volumes
Name of creator(s): Lewisham Hospital


Administrative/Biographical history:

Lewisham Hospital opened as a workhouse in 1817 and then as a hospital in 1894. It admitted cholera cases from 1867 and lunatics from 1897. It became Lewisham Hospital Group in 1948. In 1974 the Group became one of the four Health Districts in the Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham Area Health Authority (Teaching). The other three Districts were King's College Hospital, Guy's, and St Thomas's. In 1982 it became Lewisham and North Southwark District Health Authority. In 1993 it became Lewisham Hospital National Health Service Trust.


Scope and content/abstract:

Lewisham Hospital student nurse records, comprising information for Matron's report, 1950-1971; Registers of Probationer Nurses, 1912-1958 (incomplete); Records of allocation of Probationer Nurses 1921-1945; records of [nurse] training, 1947-1970 (incomplete); [nurse training] examination results, 1897-1971; records of educational tests, 1961-1968; entrants for training, 1968-1972; Revision test results for final exams, 1951-1956; Records of study periods, 1954-1955; General register or details of training, 1953-1971.

Also student files [1960-1990], (LH/FP), including correspondence, practical nursing experience records, completed application forms, reference record sheets, and references; paper entitled 'One year training for mental nurse register in the Guy's Hospital Group', 1972, (LH/F1); paper entitled 'Proposals for the implementation of the 1974 Revised RMN syllabus in the Thomas Guy School of Nursing', 1975, (LH/F2); paper on proposed course 'The Art of Teaching' entitled 'The Nurse as a Teacher Workshop' (sic), 1974, (LH/F3); notes on post registration course in psychiatric nursing, 1974-1975, (LH/F4).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Volumes are arranged as outlined in the scope and content. Student files are arranged alphabetically by surname.

Conditions governing access:

Administrative and committee papers are closed for 30 years from the last date on file. Student and staff records are closed for 80 years.

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:

Detailed catalogue available in the reading room of the College Archives.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred from King's College Hospital Nurses' League, 1985 and the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery in 1999/2000 and subsequently.

Allied Materials

Related material:

King's College London Archives holds student nurse records of: St Thomas's Hospital, [1950-1980] (Ref: GB 0100 KCLCA TH/SN/FP); King's College Hospital School of Nursing, 1885-1998 (Ref: GB 0100 KCLCA KH/NL & K/NI/PR); Dulwich Hospital, 1917-1967 (Ref: GB 0100 KCLCA DH/FP); St Francis Hospital, 1949-1956, (Ref: GB 0100 KCLCA SFH/FP); St Giles Hospital, 1931, 1952-1954 (Ref: GB 0100 KCLCA SGH/FP); and St Saviour's Infirmary, [1890]-1931 (Ref: GB 0100 KCLCA SSH/FP); New Cross Hospital, 1954-1965 (Ref: GB 0100 KCLCA NC/FP); Hither Green Hospital 1955-1967 (Ref: GB 0100 KCLCA HGH/FP); St John's Hospital, 1955-1969 (Ref: GB 0100 KCLCA SJHC/FP); Thomas Guy and Lewisham School of Nursing, 1985-1992 (Ref: GB 0100 KCLCA TGL/FP); Nightingale and Guy's College of Nursing, 1991-1993 (Ref: GB 0100 KCLCA NG/FP); Guy's Hospital School of Nursing, 1949-1978 (Ref: GB 0100 KCLCA GHN/FP).

Lewisham Hospital general administrative records, 1894-1948, admission and discharge records, 1894-1922, and staff records, 1894-1930, are held at London Metropolitan Archives; Lewisham Hospital general administrative records, 1870-1937, finance records, 1842-1875, estates records, 1832-1977, pictorial records, 1881-1971, and clinical & patients records, 1944-1970, are held at Lewisham Local Studies Centre.

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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:
May 2000. Revised June 2004.

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