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Welcome to HHARP, the home of historical children’s hospital records

HHARP (The Historic Hospital Admission Registers Project) provides access to 140,213 admission records to four British children’s hospitals: three in London, the Great Ormond Street Hospital, the Evelina and the Alexandra Hip Hospital for Children, and one from Scotland, the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow. Between them the databases cover a period from 1852 to 1921. In addition the case notes of two eminent early paediatricians can be accessed, as can a library of articles and images relating to the four hospitals and to children’s health in Victorian and Edwardian Britain. 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 families and healthcare in Victorian and Edwardian London and Glasgow.


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 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.