Provenance
BRI - Bridewell and Bethlem Hospitals


Date Range1574 - 1948
Related Provenance
ControlledBridewell Hospital (1556 - ) [1574 - 948]
Bethlem Royal Hospital (1247 - ) [1574 - 1948]
Details

By 1574 (and possibly earlier) Bridewell and Bethlem Hospitals were jointly administered by a Court of Governors. This arrangement between the two institutions (and, in the case of Bridewell, its sucessor King Edward's School) until the advent of the National Health Service in 1948. The chief administrative officers of the Hospitals were based at New Bridge Street throughout.

SeriesALB  Letter book containing outgoing copy correspondence of Edward Richards Adams, Bridewell Hospital's accountant 1841 - 1848
BAR  Annual reports 1825 - 1948
BCB  Minutes of the Court of Governors 1559 - 1971
BCV  Survey books and reports concerning hospital land 1764 - 1948
BLB  Letter books containing clerk's outgoing copy correspondence concerning Bridewell Hospital 1816 - 1857
BMO  Building records of hospital at Monks Orchard c. 1923 - c. 1962
BPC  Press cuttings in custody of Bursar and Clerk to the Governors 1899 - 1935
BRB  Rental books 1705 - 1844
BSC  Rough minutes of Select Committee and other committees 1822 - 1828
CAR  Committee of auditor's annual reports 1793 - 1802
CCC  Correspondence with the Charity Commission, Bank of England and others regarding the hospitals' investments in stocks, bonds and loans 1919 - 1939
CLB  Letter books and files containing clerk's correspondence concerning Bethlem Royal and Bridewell Hospitals c. 1799 - 1929
COZ  Microfilmed minutes of the Court of Governors 1559 - 1948
CSC  Minutes of the Criminal Lunatic Sub-Committee 1816 - 1825
DLB  Letter books containing incoming and copy outgoing general correspondence concerning Bethlem Royal Hospital and convalescent establishment 1902 - 1948
ESC  Minutes of the Estates Sub-Committee 1818 - 1951
GCP  Papers of the General Committee 1846 - 1868
GCR  General Committee members' attendance statistics 1833 - 1848
GEN  Minutes of the General Committee 1738 - 1952
HBH  Hospital histories 1783 - 1986
HCM  Minutes of the Hospital Committee and predecessors 1709 - 1976
IFR  Report on property and funds for support of incurable patients 1848 - 1893
JBS  Sermons and religious instructions relating to the hospital c. 1673 - 1851
JCA  Bethlem Chaplain Committee rough minute book 1817
JCB  Bethlem Chaplain Committee papers and correspondence 1817 - 1831
LEB  Bills and acts of Parliament concerning the hospital, and related material 1781 - 1997
LEG  Papers concerning patient complaints and legal actions c. 1770 - c. 1995
LGB  Legacy books and related records 1738 - 1955
LHG  Lists of hospital Governors, officers and members of committees 1677 - 1959
LLB  Lincolnshire estates account and ledger books 1846 - 1921
MCA  Minutes of Bethlem Medical Sub-Committee 1911 - 1939
MUN  Muniment schedules 1553 - 1951
NBC  Minutes of New Bethlem Sub-Committee 1814 - 1818
NEW  Newspapers and journals, or extracts therefrom, collected by the hospitals 1721 - 1995
NPS  Nursing and Hospital Officers pension scheme 1918 - 1937
RCM  Rough minutes of the Court of Governors 1666 - 1781
RSM  Rough minutes of Bethlem Sub-Committee 1814 - 1873
SRO  Standing rules and orders 1778 - 1935
XAP  Specifications, maps, plans and sketches of buildings, estates and land in Wainfleet St Mary, and other land belonging to Bethlem in Lincolnshire 1764 - 1914

Published by the Bethlem Museum of the Mind, 14 May 2014
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