Series SPB - Private papers of members of staff


Date Range30 August 1798 - February 1982, 1798-1891, 1905-1936 and 1945-1982
Quantity98 cm, 20 boxes, box files, volumes, envelopes & photographs
ProvenanceBethlem Royal Hospital and the Maudsley Hospital (Joint Hospital)
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10  Private papers


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SPB-01 Papers of Alexander Morison (joint hospital physician 1835-1853)
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Includes 'The Blackhall of that Ilk and Barra' (1905), a publication by Morison's grandson, Alexander Blackhall Morison, about his Scottish ancestors; a bound, typescript biography of Morison by his grandson; 'The Genealogy of the Mackenzies' (1843) concerning Morison's ancestors; an obituary of Alexander Blackhall Morison dated 1928; letters to Alexander Morison, his wife Mary Ann, his children and his brother John dated 1798-1856; and other genealogical material. An image file of the letters has been created and is attached to this description. Within it, the letters are arranged in accordance with their established piece numbering as follows: Item 5i - images 1-4; item 5ii - images 5-6; item 5iii - images 7-9; item 5iv - images 10-13; item 5v - images 14-17; item 5vi - images 18-21; item 5vii - images 22-24; item 5viii - images 25-27; item 5ix - images 28-30; item 5x - images 31-34; item 5xi - images 35-38; item 5xii - images 39-42; item 6i - images 43-46; item 6ii - images 47-50; item 6iii - images 51-54; item 6iv - images 55-58; item 6v - images 59-62; item 6vi - images 63-66; item 6vii - images 67-68; item 6viii - images 69-70; item 6ix - images 71-74; item 6x - images 75-78; item 6xi - images 79-82; item 6xii - images 83-86; item 6xiii - images 87-90; item 6xiv - images 91-92; item 7i - images 93-95; item 7ii - images 96-99; item 7iii - images 100-103; item 7iv - images 104-107; item 8i - images 108-109; item 8ii - images 110-112; item 8iii - images 113-114; item 8iv - images 115-117; item 8v - images 118-120; item 8vi - images 121-123.
This item contains references to: Morison, Alexander; Morison, Alexander Blackhall; Morison, Mary Ann; Morison, John.

Creator Bethlem Royal Hospital
Date range 30 August 1798 - February 1928, 1798-1856 and 1905-1928    Quantity 15 cm, 1 box
Formats General Correspondence, Ephemera and Books
Inventory Identifier SPB-01 Series Box Number B08/2 Series SPB
SPB-02 Application papers and testimonials for posts of Steward and Matron

The successful applicant for the post of Matron was Elizabeth Forbes.
This item contains references to: personnel; job applications.

Creator Bethlem Royal Hospital
Control D20
Date range 1814    Quantity 16 cm, 1 box
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SPB-02 Series Box Number B07/3 Series SPB
SPB-03 Handwritten essay entitled 'Observations on Insanity' by William Hankes Day, a pupil at Bethlem for six months in 1846, submitted to the hospital's governors in accordance with the regulations concerning pupillage

This item contains references to: Day, William Hankes; medical education.

Creator Bethlem Royal Hospital
Date range 1846    Quantity 1 cm, 1 volume
Formats Notebooks
Inventory Identifier SPB-03 Series Box Number D08/3 Series SPB
SPB-04 Papers of George Henry Haydon (hospital steward 1853-1889)

Includes scrapbooks of sketches, literary remains and obituaries, Masonic certificate, letters to Haydon (1866-1890) and copy of the second edition of a privately-printed volume by Haydon on angling entitled 'The Compleatest Angling Booke' (1881).
This item contains references to: Haydon, George Henry; SPORT; letter writing.

Creator Bethlem Royal Hospital
Date range c. 1852 - c. 1891    Quantity 7 cm, 5 volumes and photographs
Formats Drafts, Ephemera, Loose Notes, Books, Mounted Photographic Prints and Drawings
Inventory Identifier SPB-04 Series Box Number B08/2 Series SPB
SPB-05 Application of R Percy Smith for post of Assistant Medical Officer, with testimonials

This item contains references to: Smith, Robert Percy; job applications.

Creator Bethlem Royal Hospital
Date range 28 January 1885    Quantity 1 cm, 1 envelope
Formats General Publications
Inventory Identifier SPB-05 Series Box Number D08/5 Series SPB
SPB-06 Notebook of Rev James Stuart Vaughan (hospital chaplain 1865-1891, died 1899)

Contains riddles, subscriptions, notes and related papers of meetings of subscribers to a testimonial for Dr Savage, the retiring Physician Superintendent, 1888, and towards a recreation hall, 1896.
This item contains references to: Vaughan, James Stuart; Savage, George Henry.

Creator Bethlem Royal Hospital
Date range 1 October 1888 - 2 June 1896    Quantity 1 cm, 1 volume
Formats Minutes and Agendas, Notebooks and Loose Notes
Inventory Identifier SPB-06 Series Box Number D08/5 Series SPB
SPB-07 Papers and photographs of Eva Myddelton, nee Scott (hospital nurse 1905-1925)

Includes photographs of Eva Scott in a sitting room and in the grounds of the hospital at St George's Fields, and group photographs (most of which feature Eva Scott) on a female ward in hospital at St George's Fields, on Wounded Soldiers' Day, 1916, at the Duke of Connaught's visit to the hospital at St George's Fields in May 1924, and at Monks Orchard on 10 July 1928, and at Queen Mary's visit to the hospital at Monks Orchard on 23 July 1934. Also includes nursing qualification certificates, leaflets and booklets concerning hospital functions on 9 July 1930 and 28 July 1932, and correspondence about the giving of the papers to the hospital in 1975.
This item contains references to: Scott, Eva; DISABLED WAR VETERANS; repatriation hospitals; leisure; Arthur William Patrick Albert, Duke of Connaught; Mary, Queen Consort of King George V; nursing education; letter writing.

Creator Bethlem Royal Hospital
Date range 14 July 1908 - 12 March 1975, 1908-1932 and 1975    Quantity 7.5 cm, 1 folder
Formats General Correspondence, Ephemera and Loose Photographic Prints
Inventory Identifier SPB-07 Series Box Number A03/2 Series SPB
SPB-08 Papers of Rev Edward Geoffrey O'Donoghue (hospital chaplain 1892-1930)

Some relate to the publication of and copyright to his book, 'The Story of Bethlehem Hospital' (1914), and others comprise a precis of the minutes of the Bridewell Committee from 1817 to 1868.
This item contains references to: O'Donoghue, Edward Geoffrey.

Creator Bethlem Royal Hospital
Date range 1914 - 1936    Quantity 15 cm, 1 box
Formats General Correspondence and Notebooks
Inventory Identifier SPB-08 Series Box Number B08/1 Series SPB
SPB-09 Thesis on mongolism submitted to University of Cambridge by Thomas Brushfield, of Fountain Mental Hospital, Tooting Grove, London, for MD degree

According to the annual reports of Bethlem Hospital, Dr Brushfield conducted research at or in association with the hospital from 1923 to 1925, culminating in a gift of a set of lantern slides illustrating mental deficiency (cf. WUC-02).
This item contains references to: Brushfield, Thomas; medical education; Down syndrome; Tooting Graveney, Wandsworth; cleft lip and palate.

Creator Bethlem Royal Hospital
Control PS/27
Date range 14 May 1924    Quantity 2 cm, 1 envelope
Formats Reports and Loose Photographic Prints
Inventory Identifier SPB-09 Series Box Number B08/3 Series SPB
SPB-10 Papers of Vicki Hayward, nee Caesar (hospital nurse 1928-1980s)

Includes nursing qualification certificates for Vicky Caesar and her sister Winifred dated 1934, invitation card and leaflet concerning hospital function on 9 July 1930, correspondence about Vicky Hayward's promotion in 1961 and articles containing her reminiscences dated 1980 and 1982.
This item contains references to: Hayward, Vicki; Caesar, Winifred; nursing education; ceremonies; letter writing.

Creator Bethlem Royal Hospital
Date range 9 July 1930 - February 1982, 1930, 1934, 1961, 1980 and 1982    Quantity 7.5 cm, 1 folder
Formats General Correspondence, Ephemera and Published Papers or Articles
Inventory Identifier SPB-10 Series Box Number A03/2 Series SPB
SPB-11 Diary of unidentified male member of staff

Includes fictional essay on first few pages. The author wrote for the hospital magazine, 'Orchard Leaves', under the pseudonym of 'Agol' as early as autumn 1936.

Creator Bethlem Royal Hospital
Date range 17 February 1941 - 1 March 1948    Quantity 1 cm, 1 volume
Formats Notebooks and Diaries
Inventory Identifier SPB-11 Series Box Number D08/1 Series SPB
SPB-12 Textbooks and photographs belonging to Albert Henry Chester (hospital nurse 1945-1947)

Photographs are of Maudsley exterior and interior. None of the staff or patients in these photographs are identified. Two of the textbooks are inscribed with Chester's Mill Hill Emergency Hospital address and dated April 1945, and four more are inscribed with Chester's Maudsley address and dated April or May 1946. Many of the other titles must have been purchased after Chester left the Maudsley. Chester worked first at Mill Hill Energency Hospital and then at the Maudsley while obtaining his mental nursing qualifications under the tutelage of Annie Altschul from 1945 to 1947. He left the Maudsley upon his appointment at nurse in charge of St John's Hospital Wandsworth's observation unit, and subsequently worked at Atkinson Morley Hospital.
This item contains references to: Chester, Albert Henry; nursing education; Altschul, Annie Therese.

Creator Maudsley Hospital
Date range c. 1945 - c. 1968    Quantity 10 cm, 36 volumes and photographs
Formats Books, Published Papers or Articles and Loose Photographic Prints
Inventory Identifier SPB-12 Series Box Number A03/2 Series SPB
SPB-13 Papers and photographs of Eileen Skellern, chief nursing officer (1963-1980)

This item contains references to: Skellern, Eileen.

Creator The Bethlem Royal Hospital and the Maudsley Hospital Special Health Authority
Date range 1952 - 1980    Quantity 10 cm, 2 box files
Formats General Correspondence, News Clippings, Journals, Published Papers or Articles and Loose Photographic Prints
Inventory Identifier SPB-13 Series Box Number D05/3 Series SPB
SPB-14 Draft of bond for Peter Alavoine, steward
Creator Bethlem Royal Hospital
Control Box 65.1
Date range 1785    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 document
Formats Loose Notes
Inventory Identifier SPB-14 Series Box Number B07/3 Series SPB
SPB-15 Assurance of life of Nathaniel Nicholls declaration of trust

Nathaniel Nicholls was steward of Bethlem.

Creator Bethlem Royal Hospital
Date range 13 April 1848    Quantity 1 cm, 1 volume
Formats Legal Documents
Inventory Identifier SPB-15 Series Box Number B07/3 Series SPB
SPB-16 Obituary and papers of Dr John Porter-Phillips

This item contains references to: Phillips, John George Porter; death

Creator Bethlem Royal Hospital
Date range 1946    Quantity 0.2 cm, 1 file
Formats General Correspondence and Sketches
Inventory Identifier SPB-16 Series Box Number B08/3 Series SPB
SPB-17 Staff and patient testimonials to David Robertson, junior assistant physician, upon his departure, and photographs of Drs Robertson and Murdo MacKenzie

This item contains references to: MacKenzie, Murdo; Robertson, David.

Creator Bethlem Royal Hospital
Date range 1932 - 25 March 1936    Quantity 0.4 cm, 1 file
Formats Notebooks and Mounted Photographic Prints
Inventory Identifier SPB-17 Series Box Number A03/2 Series SPB
SPB-18 Papers and photographs of Brian Woollatt, Bethlem nurse 1952-1996

Includes 'The Road to Recovery', an introduction to Fitzmary II written and produced by patients for new patients; photographs of Bethlem Hospital site, chapel, sports and social life (including one photograph of a male ward at St George's Fields); notes and doodles by patients, 1954; letter from David North, 1955; letter concerning Barbara Collins, Hospital; administrator, 1976; identity card for Barbara Collins, 1990; standing orders for ward sisters and charge male nurses, 1960; nursing examination paper, 1971; copy of 'Union Eyes' UNISON's SLaM branch newspaper for Summer 2008, containing interview with Brian Woollatt, and copy email from Brian Woollatt concerning interview, 2008.

Creator Bethlem Royal Hospital and the Maudsley Hospital (Joint Hospital)
Date range c. 1903 - 2008    Quantity 1 cm, 1 file
Formats General Correspondence, Ephemera, Newsletters, Loose Notes and Loose Photographic Prints
Inventory Identifier SPB-18 Series Box Number A03/2 Series SPB
SPB-19 Photographs of former Bethlem and Maudsley student nurses, now retired
Creator Bethlem Royal Hospital and the Maudsley Hospital (Joint Hospital)
Date range 2008    Quantity 1 cm, 2 photographs
Formats Loose Photographic Prints
Inventory Identifier SPB-19 Series Box Number A03/2 Series SPB
SPB-20 Photographs of Bethlem Administration Building decorated for Christmas, and of summer fair races and events
Creator The Bethlem and Maudsley NHS Trust
Date range c. 1998    Quantity 1 cm, 8 photographs
Formats Loose Photographic Prints
Inventory Identifier SPB-20 Series Box Number A03/2 Series SPB

Published by the Bethlem Museum of the Mind, 14 May 2014
Listed by Colin Gale
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