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.
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.