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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 KCLCA LEH/R & LEH/IN
Title
LEATHERHEAD EMERGENCY HOSPITAL REGISTERS
Date(s)
1939-1942, 1946
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
3 volumes

Context

Name of creator(s)

Leatherhead Emergency Hospital

Administrative / Biographical history

The Royal Blind School, Leatherhead, was requisitioned by King's College Hospital as a national emergency hospital during World War Two. It was known as Leatherhead Emergency Hospital (Royal Blind School), and only existed under this name from 1939 to 1946. Thereafter it was used to house Chelsea Pensioners until the 1950s when the school reopened.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

King's College Hospital.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Leatherhead Emergency Hospital in-patients registers, 1939-1942, 1946, (LEH/R1-2); Leatherhead Emergency Hospital index of patients admitted, 1942, (LEH/IN1).

System of arrangement

Arranged under 'Registers' and 'Indexes'.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

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

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.

Language/scripts of material

English.

Finding aids

Handlist available in the reading room of the College Archives.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

General administrative records, 1939-1946, are held at Surrey History Centre.

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: online Public Record Office and Wellcome Trust's Hospital Records Database at http://hospitalrecords.pro.gov.uk. 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.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

Jun 2000.

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Subjects

  • Documents
  • Health services
  • Hospitals
  • Information sources
  • Medical institutions
  • Medical records
  • Patients
  • Social sciences
  • Social welfare

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives
  • Leatherhead Emergency Hospital

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