Fonds PR-2040 - Royal Columbian Hospital fonds

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Royal Columbian Hospital fonds

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  • Microfilmed 1951-1952 (originally created 1861-1943) (Creation)
    Royal Columbian Hospital (New Westminster, B.C.)

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3 microfilm reels

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Administrative history

The Royal Columbian Hospital was founded in New Westminster in 1862 as a public institution under the administration of the Colonial Secretary. In 1889, the hospital moved to its present location at Sapperton. In 1901, the hospital was incorporated and merged with the Women's Hospital.

Custodial history

The Provincial Archives microfilmed these records, which were found in a ~Royal Engineers's Chest,~ at the request of the Royal Columbia Hospital in 1951-1952. The originals were then returned to the Hospital and then donated to the City of Vancouver Archives in 1973.

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The fonds consists of records related to the administration of the hospital as well as the admission and treatment of patients. Records include: minute book of board meetings and other hospital meetings (1862-1881); annual reports (1864-1868, 1904); financial records (1862-1904); records of tenders (1862-1916); correspondence, including applications for positions (1861-1903) and miscellaneous records, including by-laws and subscription lists (1863-1908, 1912, 1937 and 1943); case books of Dr. Thomas R. McInnes and Dr. Charles Newland Trew (1874-1882); patient histories, prognosis and orders (1878-1881); record of patient diets (1881-1888); record of patient valuables (1910); and patient registers and admission slips (1862-1901). Also included in this fonds are the minutes of the New Westminster Medical Society (1893-1903) and the treasurer's book of the Women's Auxiliary of the Royal Columbian Hospital (1920-1926).

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Originals are held by the City of Vancouver Archives, call number Add. MSS 284.

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These records are subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and access may be restricted. Please contact the BC Archives to determine the access status of these records. These records are subject to the Copyright Act.

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For related records, see ~miscellaneous papers relating to Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminster,~ old manuscript number N/A/R81.

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Formerly catalogued as MS-2889. The microfilm was previously numbered as microfilm reels 95A-97A.

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Archives code(s): Call numbers of records in this fonds are: microfilm reels A01855-A01857.

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Accession number(s): MS-2889

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Negative ; 35 mm.

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