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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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  • Edwin BedwellEdwin Bedwell: Patient from 7 December-16 December 1877

    Edwin Bedwell was admitted to the Hospital for Sick Children on 7 December 1877, age 11, by Dr Bridges. He was suffering from asthma. Edwin stayed only one week in the Hospital and was discharged on 16 December, having recovered from his asthma attack. But he was there long enough to have this photograph taken. He is in the Mayfair Cot, one of the cots sponsored by supporters of the Hospital. This one was sponsored by the children of Berkeley Chapel congregation. Click here to learn more about Edwin.