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Royal Edinburgh Hospital for Incurables

Identifier: LHB34

Scope and Contents

Management 1875-1951; administration 1874-1970; patients (bound records) 1884-1962


  • Creation: 1874-1970

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Conditions Governing Access

Normal 30 year and 75 year Scottish closure rules apply

Biographical / Historical

In 1874 the Edinburgh Association for Incurables was founded. It received a Royal Charter in 1903. In February 1875 Longmore Hospital opened and a second hospital followed at Liberton in 1906. The two hospitals together were known as the Royal Edinburgh Hospital for Incurables. In 1948 they became part of the Board of Management of Edinburgh Southern Hospitals. Longmore Hospital is now closed.


0.6 shelf metres: bound volumes, papers


Chronological within record class

Other Finding Aids

Manual item-level descriptive list available

Custodial History

Records held within the National Health Service prior to transfer

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Malcolm Wright, Administrator, Longmore Hospital, March 1985


No further accessions are expected

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Edinburgh Southern Hospitals Board of Management (LHB9)Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Samaritan Society (GD2)South Lothian District, Lothian Health Board (LHB28)Sweenie, Elizabeth, nurse (GD1/41)Williamson, Edith Winchester Hindmarsh, nurse (GD1/40)

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Repository Details

Part of the Lothian Health Services Archive Repository

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