Catalogue description Records of the "MARIE CELESTE" SAMARITAN SOCIETY

This record is held by Barts Health NHS Trust Archives (Royal London Hospital Archives)

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Title: Records of the "MARIE CELESTE" SAMARITAN SOCIETY
Date: 1834 - 2006
Held by: Barts Health NHS Trust Archives (Royal London Hospital Archives), not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Creator:

Marie Celeste Samaritan Society, London Hospital

Physical description: 77 files
Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred to the Archives on 15th October 1984.

Administrative / biographical background:

This Society was founded in 1791 by Sir William Blizard to provide social welfare services at the London Hospital. Such services have included straightforward financial aid, help with lodging and travel, supply of surgical appliances and provision of convalescent facilities.

 

The Society added the name Marie Celeste to its title in 1899 as a memorial to the first wife of James Hora, a particularly munificent benefactor.

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