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Holloway Sanatorium Hospital for the Insane, Virginia Water, Surrey

  • Holloway Sanatorium Hospital for the Insane, Virginia Water, Surrey
Date:
1885-1926
Reference:
MSS.5157-5163, 8159-8160
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work

Description

Case books, containing notes on patients by the medical staff, often accompanied by photographs. Inserted loose in the volumes are letters written by patients, temperature charts, death notices etc.

Publication/Creation

1885-1926

Physical description

9 volumes Each volume 330 × 230 mm. Partly water-damaged.

Acquisition note

Acc. 343440 Purchased from Jenner Books, 1984; Acc 1246 purchased from Ray Savill, May 2004.

Biographical note

Founded by Thomas Holloway (1800-1883), the hospital opened in 1885 as an asylum for the middle and upper classes. It closed in 1981.

Related material

Further records of the Hospital are in the Surrey History Centre, Woking.

Finding aids

Database description taken from that in: Richard Palmer, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Wellcome Library for the History & Understanding of Medicine: Western Manuscripts 5120-6244 (London: The Wellcome Library for the History & Understanding of Medicine, 1999).

Languages

  • English

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