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Welsh Hospital for South Africa, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MSWELTAL

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Welsh Hospital for South Africa Papers

Short Title: Welsh Hospital for South Africa, papers

Creation date(s): 1900-1901

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 5 volumes

Name of creator(s): John Burrell; W. E. Davies

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The Welsh Hospital for South Africa was established in London in February 1900 to treat British troops fighting in the Boer War. It was administered by a General Committee, chaired by Sir John Williams with Prof. Alfred W. Hughes as Honorary Organising Secretary, and funded by public subscription. In May 1900 the Hospital was established at Springfontein, moving to Pretoria in August. Prof. Hughes himself served as principal surgeon from July to September 1900. However he died from enteric fever in November, shortly after returning to Britain. His brother, Arthur Hughes, then became Honorary Acting Secretary. John Burrell and W. E. Davies acted as auditors for the General Committee and prepared the accounts for a meeting of the Committee on 23 July 1901.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Papers, 1900-1901, relating to the Welsh Hospital for South Africa, accumulated by John Burrell and W. E. Davies, auditors, including lists of subscriptions, statements of receipts and expenditure, and correspondence.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 3506-3510.

Conditions governing access:

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply.

Finding aids:

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by W. E. Davies, Beckenham, July 1914.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Further papers relating to the hospital are NLW MSS 489E, 2151D, 6981C, 13724E and NLW, J. H. Davies, Cwrt Mawr, Papers, A2.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title based on contents.

Archivist's note: Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS, November 2005, and revised by Rhys Morgan Jones, November 2008. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Sir David Evans, The Welsh Hospital for South Africa: A Short Account of its Origin and Work to October 1900 (London, [1900]).

Rules or conventions: Description follows NLW and ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: December 2008


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
South African War, 1899-1902 | Hospitals
Welsh Hospital for South Africa | Auditing

Personal names
Burrell , John , 1859-1934
Davies , W. E. (William Edwards) , 1851-1927

Corporate names
Welsh Hospital for South Africa

Places
South Africa ()

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