Our online database contains catalogue entries for thousands of original historical documents and artefacts. This is by no means an extensive list of our holdings but some of the main categories are given here:
  • Hospital records –
    • Albert Dock Seamen’s Hospital (RLHAD)
    • Alexandra Hospital for Children with Hip Disease (SBHA)
    • Bethnal Green Hospital (RLHBG)
    • Brompton Hospital, later The Royal Brompton Hospital (RLHBH)
    • Claybury Hospital (RLHCY)
    • Connaught Hospital, Walthamstow
    • East End Maternity Hospital (RLHEM)
    • East Ham Memorial Hospital (RLHES)
    • East London Hospital for Children, later Princess Elizabeth of York Hospital for Children (RLHEL)
    • Eastern Hospital (SBHE)
    • Forest Gate Hospital, later Newham Maternity Hospital (RLHFG)
    • German Hospital (SBHG)
    • Hackney Hospital (SBHH)
    • Harefield Hospital, formerly Middlesex County Sanatorium (RLHHF)
    • Invalid Asylum for (Recovery of Health of) Respectable Females (SBHW)
    • London Hospital, later( The Royal London Hospital (RLHLH)
    • London Chest Hospital RLHLC)
    • London Jewish Hospital (RLHLJ)
    • Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children, formerly the North Eastern Hospital for Children (RLHQE)
    • Metropolitan Hospital (SBHM)
    • Mildmay Mission Hospital (RLHMM)
    • Mother’s Hospital of the Salvation Army (SBHF)
    • National Heart Hospital (RLHHH)
    • Newham University Hospital, formerly Newham General Hospital (RLHNU)
    • Plaistow Hospital (RLHPL)
    • Plaistow Maternity Hospital (RLHPM)
    • Poplar Hospital for Accidents (RLHPH)
    • Queen Mary’s Hospital for the East End, Stratford (RLHQH)
    • Queen Mary’s Maternity Home, Hampstead (RLHQM)
    • St Andrew’s Hospital, formerly Poplar and Stepney Sick Asylum (RLHSA)
    • St Bartholomew’s Hospital (SBHB)
    • St Clement’s Hospital, formerly Bow Institution (RLHSC)
    • St George-in-the-East Hospital (RLHGE)
    • St Leonard's Hospital, formerly Shoreditch Infirmary (SBHL)
    • St Mark’s Hospital (SBHK)
    • St Mary’s Hospital for Women and Children, Plaistow (RLHSM)
    • Thorpe Coombe Maternity Hospital (RLHTP)
    • Wanstead Hospital (RLHWD)
    • Whipps Cross Hospital (RLHWX)
  • District Health Authorities and Management Committees for City and North/East London areas and Chest Hospitals, post-1948 (SBHD, SBHJ, SBHN, RLHCA, RLHBC, RLHSG and others)
  • Parish records (St Bartholomew-the-Less, amongst others) (SBHSBL, SBHSAU) and parish plate and objects of St Bartholomew the Less (SBHX3)
  • Records of Barts and The London School of Medicine & Dentistry as well as the predecessor schools; The London Hospital Medical College and St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College and their associated medical clubs and societies (RLHMC, SBHMS, RLHMD)
  • Records of The London Hospital School of Nursing, later Princess Alexandra School of Nursing and Midwifery and also The London Hospital School of Midwifery (RLHLH/NE, RLHLH/N)
  • Records of St Bartholomew’s Hospital School of Nursing (SBHB/MO)
  • Records of Barts Charity, formerly known as Barts and The London Charity / Charitable Foundation, as well as predecessor bodies the Special Trustees of St Bartholomew’s Hospital and Special Trustees of the Royal London Hospital (RLHST, SBHBST, RLHCF)
  • Records of other charities and organisations associated with the hospitals, including masonic lodges, the Voluntary Board of Governors of St Bartholomew’s Hospital, the Guild of the Royal Hospital of St Bartholomew (formerly the Women’s Guild), and the 'Marie Celeste' Samaritan Society (SBHVB, SBHWG, SBHX310, SBHX311, RLHSS and others)
  • Records of medical societies, advisory bodies, dispensaries (including the Royal General Dispensary) and public health departments (SBHR and others)
  • Records of HEMS, Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (RLHHE)
  • Records of the Health Chief Executives Club (SBHCXC)
  • Records of The Royal London Hospital League of Nurses, St Bartholomew’s Hospital League of Nurses and other nursing societies (RLHLN, SBHLN and others)
  • Private papers of many individuals such as medical staff, nurses, alumni and patients (RLHPP, SBHPP, SBHX124, SBHX126)
  • Medical and surgical instruments and artefacts (RLHINV, SBHX4, SBHX130)
  • Film and photographic collections postcards (SBHX8, SBHX10-13, SBHX15-18, SBHX68, SBHX119, RLHfilm, and many series within hospital and other collections)
  • Works of art including paintings, prints and engravings, busts and statues (SBHX2, SBHX6, SBHX7, RLHINV)
  • Uniforms and costumes, including medals and decorations (SBHUNI, RLHUNI, RLHDEC, SBHX4 and items within personal collections)
  • Ephemera and cuttings relating to the hospitals, related organisations and individuals and their activities (SBHX19, SBHX57, and items within collections)
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