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Records of Elder Cottage Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland

Compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist, 23 July 1998.
GB 812 HB 18.
Records of Elder Cottage Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland.
Dates of Creation:
0.50 metres.
Held at:
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives.
Name of Creator:
Elder Cottage Hospital (hospital: 1903/1904-1987: Glasgow, Scotland).
Language of Material:
Level of Description:
First edition.

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Administrative/Biographical History

Endowed in memory of John Elder, a shipbuilder, the Elder Cottage Hospital opened in 1903-1904. It was a general medical and surgical hospital until 1948 when it became a surgical unit under the Board of Management for Glasgow South Western Hospitals. The hospital was transferred to the South Western District of the Greater Glasgow Health Board in 1974. It closed in 1987.

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Scope and Content

  • Admissions books, 1948-1987
  • Hospital records, 1903-1984
  • Register of operations, 1973-1984
System of Arrangement:
In order of receipt by Greater Glasgow Health Board Archive.
Custodial History:
Records held within National Health Service prior to transfer.
Immediate Source of Acquisition:
Elder Cottage Hospital and Southern General Hospital.
Appraisal, Destruction and Scheduling:
This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 812 procedures.
None expected.
Access Conditions:
Normal 30 year and 75 year closures apply.

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Copyright / Reproduction:
Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist.
Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents.
Existence of Copies:
No known copies.
This material is original.
Finding Aids:
Descriptive list.
Related Units of Description:
GB 812 HB 55: Records of Greater Glasgow Health Board, Glasgow
GB 812 HB 16: Records of Glasgow South-Western Hospitals Board of Management
GB 812 HB 17: Records of Southern General Hospital, Glasgow
GB 812 HB 28: Records of Western Regional Hospital Board, Glasgow
Publication Note:
No known publications using this material.

Fonds-Level Description Compilation Details

Compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist, 23 July 1998.

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