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

HHARP has been updated! We have recently added more records for the Great Ormond Street Hospital. HHARP now provides access to 140,213 admission records to four children’s hospitals: three in London, the Great Ormond Street Hospital, the Evelina and the Alexandra Hip Hospital for Children, and one from the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow. Between them the databases cover a period from 1852 to 1921. Medical historians and demographers will find HHARP an invaluable tool in the study of the early development of paediatric medicine. Family historians and local historians will find a treasure trove of information on Victorian families and healthcare in Victorian and Edwardian London and Glasgow.

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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.