Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
London London WC1N 3JH
Archives of the Hospital for Sick Children(now Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust),founded 1852,and its former 'Country Branches', Cromwell House, Highgate, London(1869-1914)and Tadworth Court, Surrey(1927-83).Also records of properties on the Hospital site from 1702 onwards. The archives are open to researchers BY PRIOR APPOINTMENT ONLY(0930-1700 Mondays-Fridays;desk capacity for 2 users) at Barclay House,37 Queen Square, London WC1. Access to records of staff and patients may be restricted under UK/European Union Data Protection/Freedom of Information legislation. A summary on-line catalogue can be found on the 'AIM25' website of research institutions' archives in Greater London (
Archive comprises 280 linear metres, including administrative records(committees, premises, staff, financial, fundraising, legal, 'subject files')1852-1998;patient admission records(1852-1960); casenotes,1852-1938; personal papers of clinical & nursing staff,1852-1990; press cuttings,1852-1964;photographic archive(3000 images). Medical library of the Hospital's principal founder, Dr. Charles West(1816-98);250 volumes.