Roberts Memorial Hospital photographs
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.
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.
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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.
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).
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