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The original content for this article was contributed by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies in June 2012. It is an excerpt from their course English: Education,Health and Contemporary Documents  by Dr. Penelope Christensen. The Institute offers over 200 comprehensive genealogy courses for a fee ($).

List Of Addresses

British and Foreign School Society
Maybrook House
Godstone Road
Caterham CR3 6RE

Lambeth Palace Library
London, SE1 7JU

Church of England Record Centre
Lambeth Palace Library
Email: archives@churchofengland.org

Charity Commission for England and Wales
P.O. Box 1227Liverpool L69 3UG

Access to Archives (A2A)
Anatomy Database
Antiquarian books
and documents

Find dealers from Cyndi’s List – Books (Used, Rare, Search Services). Auction houses include:


Ambra Books

John Towsend

Archive CD Books
Archives Hub
Berrow’s Worcester Journal
Bethlem Royal Hospital Archives and Museum Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 3BX
Bookplate Society
Booth notebooks
British and Foreign School Society
British historical sources
British Library
British Library
Historical Collections

British Library
Newspaper Library

Colindale Avenue, The Hyde, London NW9 5HE
British Record Society
British Telecom Museum

Baynard House, 135 Queen Victoria Street, London

Not open to the public

Burke and Hare case
Charity Commission for England and Wales P.O. Box 1227Liverpool L69 3UG
Church of England
Record Centre
Email: archivist@c-of-e.org.uk
Church of England
Record Society

College of Arms/Heralds
Consortium of University Research Libraries (CURL)
Dictionary of National Biography (DNB)
Direct resources (directories)

Dr. Barnardo’s Children’s Homes
English Heritage
Ephemera Society
Family Tree Magazine
Federation of Family History Societies (FFHS) Publications, Units 15 and 16 Chesham Industrial Estate,
Oram Street, Bury, Lancs BL9 6EN
Florence Nightingale Museum St. Thomas’s Hospital, 2 Lambeth Palace Rd.
London SE1 7EW
Francis Frith collection of photographs
Gazettes for London, Edinburgh and Belfast
Glenside Hospital Museum The Church, Blackberry Hill Hospital
Stapleton, Bristol BS16 1DD
Guild of One-Name Studies (GOONS)
Guildhall Library 40 NorthamptonLondon EC1R 0HB
Guildhall Library,
City of London

Historical Documents
Hospital Records Database
Illustrated London News
Internet Library of Early Journals
Jenner Museum Berkeley
Gloucestershire GL13 9BN
Lambeth Palace Library London SE1 7JU
Family History Library website
London Gazette
London Metropolitan Archives (LMA)
London museums and archives
Manorial Documents Register (MDR)
Medical Archives and Manuscripts Survey (MAMS)
Medical terminology

Cyndi's List

The Olive Tree Genealogy

Rudy's List of Archaic Medical Terms

Hall Geneoalogy Site

Molecular Genealogy Research Project
Monumental Brass Society
Museum of Costume at Bath
National Register of Archives
General Register Office
Old Operating Theatre, Museum and Herb Garret 9a St. Thomas Street
London SE1 9RY
Oriental and India Office Collections British Library, 96 Euston Road
London NW1 2D
Email: oioc-enquiries@bl.uk
Perseus London Library
Picture Post
Picture Post photo archive
Punch magazine
Red Cross
Royal College of Surgeons of England Museums 35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields
London WC2A 3PE
Royal London Hospital Archives and Museum Housed in the crypt of St. Augustines with St. Philip’s Church, Newark Street, London E1 2AA; postal address: Archives and Museum, Royal London Hospital Whitechapel, London E1 1BB.
Royal Photographic Society Historical Group

46 Milsom Street
Bath, Avon BA1 5DN

Society of Genealogists 14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road,
London EC1M 7BA
Stamford Mercury
Stephen G. Beaumont Museum Field Head Hospital, Ouchthorpe Lane
Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 3SP
Strand magazine
Sue O’Neill’s searchable Trade Directory Index
The National Archives (TNA)
University of Leicester directories project
Victoria and Albert Museum Cromwell Road, South Kensington
London SW7 2RL
Victoria County Histories
Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine


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