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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.

  • Rebecca NovisRebecca Novis

    Rebecca Novis was nine when she was admitted to the Hospital on the 17th April 1871. She lived in nearby Canonbury. Her symptoms included a refusal to speak, move or open her eyes for four months. The doctors were curious about her condition and lavished much attention on her. Her treatment included electrotherapy, which seemed to persuade her to speak. She was discharged at the end of May, but readmitted with a recurrence of the symptoms on 3rd July, for ten days, after which she was sent to convalesce at Cromwell House. To learn more about Rebecca’s condition click here.