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Holloway Sanatorium Hospital for the Insane, Virginia Water, Surrey
- Holloway Sanatorium Hospital for the Insane, Virginia Water, Surrey
- MSS.5157-5163, 8159-8160
- Archives and manuscripts
About this work
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.
9 volumes Each volume 330 × 230 mm. Partly water-damaged.
Acc. 343440 Purchased from Jenner Books, 1984; Acc 1246 purchased from Ray Savill, May 2004.
Founded by Thomas Holloway (1800-1883), the hospital opened in 1885 as an asylum for the middle and upper classes. It closed in 1981.
Further records of the Hospital are in the Surrey History Centre, Woking.
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).