Roberts Memorial Hospital photographs


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 0102 MS 380584
Held at: School of Oriental and African Studies Library
Domain: archival
Title: Roberts Memorial Hospital photographs
Date(s) of contents: [Early 20th century]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium: 3 volumes

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s): Roberts Memorial Hospital | T'sangchou, China

Administrative/Biographical history: The medical missionary Frederick Charles Roberts (1862-1894) was commemorated in the London Missionary Society's Roberts Memorial Hospital, which opened in in T'sangchou (Tsangchow or Changzhou), about 90 miles south of Tientsin (Tianjin) in northern China, in 1903. Its establishment was funded by gifts from the Roberts family and by support from the local community. Its staff included Dr Arthur Davies Peill (1874-1906), who worked for the London Missionary Society as medical missionary to north China from 1896, and his brother Dr Sidney George Peill (1878-1960), medical missionary at Tsangchow from 1907.

Custodial history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited in 1989.

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

Scope and content/abstract: Three captioned photograph albums [early 20th century] of the Roberts Memorial Hospital, T'sangchou, including images relating to damage caused by the Boxer Rebellion (1900-1901), construction of the hospital, dispensary, out-patients, Chinese and European members of staff, patients and hospital scenes, also including some general scenes of Chinese life outside the hospital. One album apparently belonged to Dr A D Peill and two albums to Dr S G Peill.

System of arrangement:

ACCESS AND USE

Language: Captions in English.

Conditions governing access: Unrestricted.

Conditions governing reproduction: No publication without written permission. Apply to archivist in the first instance.

Finding aids: Database.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: The School of Oriental and African Studies holds the records of the London Missionary Society, including various other photographs of the Roberts Memorial Hospital in the early 20th century (Ref: CWM/LMS China Photographs).

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project. Source: Norman Goodall, A History of the London Missionary Society 1895-1945 (1954), p 518; LMS Register of Missionaries, ed James Sibree.

Date(s) of descriptions: Jul 2002


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Asian cultures
Boxer Rebellion, 1900-1901
Health services
Hospitals
International conflicts
Medical missionaries
Medical missionary work
Medical personnel
Medical profession
Medical sciences
Mission hospitals
Missionaries
Missionary work
National cultures
Patients
Photographs
Physicians
Religious activities
Religious groups
Visual materials
War
War damage

Personal names
Peill | Arthur Davies | 1874-1906 | medical missionary
Peill | Sidney George | 1878-1960 | medical missionary

Corporate names
Missionary Society x LMS | London Missionary Society x London Missionary Society
Roberts Memorial Hospital | T'sangchou, China

Places
China
East Asia