Sub-fonds - Records of the The Jenny Lind Infirmary

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Records of the The Jenny Lind Infirmary


  • 1783-1960 (Creation)

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At Unthank Road, Norwich. Jenny Lind Infirmary in Pottergate was opened in 1853 on the basis of a sum of £1,253 that had been raised from two concerts given in Norwich by Jenny Lind, the Swedish singer, during 1849. By 1898 the Pottergate premises had become unsuitable for use as a children's hospital and in that year it was moved to Unthank Road where an in-patient block was erected on a site purchased by Jeremiah James Colman in memory of his wife. In 1918, known as the Jenny Lind Hospital. Out-patients continued to be seen at Pottergate until 1929 when facilities were provided for them on the Unthank Road site. From 1929 the hospital was closely associated with the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital so far as staff and administrative arrangements were concerned. Control of the hospital passed from the Board of Management to the Norwich, Lowestoft and Yarmouth Hospitals Management Committee in 1948; subsequently to the Norfolk Area Health Authority. In 1976 the last patients were treated on the Unthank Road site, patients now being seen in the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital. The Jenny Lind Hospital was demolished in 1976 and the Colman Hospital for the younger chronic sick built on the site.

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Minutes of Meetings of the Committee of Management, 1853-1949
Minutes of Meetings of the Medical Staff, 1903-1948
Minutes of Meetings of the House Committee, 1927-1946
Reports, 1899
Sub-committee Reports and Minutes, 1905-1915
Annual Reports, 1855-1947
Laws, 1853-1930
Newscuttings, 1884-1948
Subscription Lists and Registers, 1859-1948
Inventory, 1941
Drafts of Advertisements, Notices of Meetings and Vacancies in the Hospital, 1857-1869
Correspondence, etc., 1850s-1898
Ledgers, 1911-1948
Cash Books, 1927-1949
Analysis Ledgers, 1936-1947
Expenditure Accounts, 1886-1949
Subscriptions and Donations Accounts, 1887-1948
New Building Fund Account, 1891-1898
Statements of Quarterly (later Yearly) Expenditure, 1853-1884
Financial Summary, 1936-1948
Ledger, 1927-1940
Endowments and Investments Journal, 1895-1922
Miscellaneous Financial Papers, 1858-1949
Case Papers, 1877-1930
Rules for Probationers, nd [1890s]
Maps and Plans, nd [mid-19th century]-1887
Printed Items, 1898-1900
Correspondence, Photographs and Notes relating to the Jenny Lind Hospital, 1783-1960
Visitors Books, 1854-1953
Registers of Nurses, 1889-1952
Photographs, c 1927

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For further records of the Jenny Lind Hospital, see NNH 103-111.

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Created 13/07/2004 by Droip. Modified 09/08/2018 by Droip.


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