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Welcome to HHARP, the home of 19th century children’s hospital records

We are very pleased to announce the addition of a new database of admission records to the HHARP website: the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow. Covering the period 1883 (when the hospital first opened) to 1903, the database offers insight into the health of the poor child in the Scottish city of Glasgow, complementing databases already available for three London hospitals: the Hospital for Sick Children at Great Ormond Street, the Evelina Hospital and the Alexandra Hospital for Children with Hip Disease. In HHARP family historians can find patients by name, medical historians can study childhood diseases and investigate pioneering medical staff, while demographers can analyse incidence of disease in Victorian and Edwardian London. It provides access to nearly 120,000 individual admission records between 1852 and 1914; and a collection of articles on the early history of the hospitals, pen-portraits of personalities who inhabited them and a gallery of images.

Browse around the site to discover its treasures. Better still, register now. It costs nothing, and registered users get access to more detailed information and the ability to print and download results of searches.

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  • Clara RichardsonClara Richardson: Patient from August 1873 to October 1874

    Clara Richardson was admitted to the Hospital on 8 August 1873 suffering from a tubercular infection of her knee joint. She was nine years old. Clara’s knee was operated on and her subsequent recovery was very slow. It was not until almost a year later that she was deemed fit enough to be transferred to the convalescent home at Highgate. To learn more about Clara click here.