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FRIERN HOSPITAL

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): ACC/2593
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives - click here to see details of the physical location of collection
Full title: FRIERN HOSPITAL
Date(s): 1941
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.01 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Friern Hospital xx Colney Hatch Asylum | 1851 - 1918 xx Colney Hatch Mental Hospital | 1918 - 1937 xx Friern Mental Hospital | 1937 - 1959

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

Friern Hospital, New Southgate (formerly Colney Hatch Asylum) was normally used as a mental hospital, but on the outbreak of the Second World War 900 beds were set aside for the treatment of civilian war casualties. The City of London Maternity Hospital occupied part of the hospital after its own premises in Finsbury were severely damaged by bombing in September 1940 until the end of March 1941 when these beds were required for air-raid casualties.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Copy letter from the Matron of Friern Hospital, Mrs A M Blythe, 1941, describing the reception of mothers and babies from the City of London Maternity Hospital after that hospital was severely damaged by bombing, and the treatment and experiences of air raid casualties.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

One letter.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright: Depositor

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

ACC/2593

Allied Materials

Related material:

The records of both the City of London Maternity Hospital (reference H10) and Friern Hospital (reference H12/CH) have been deposited in the London Metropolitan Archives.


Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

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:
January 2009

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