Compilations - selected from the archives by our staff

Highlighted compilation

Photographs in Queen Mary Wing, National Hospital

Selected photographs from Queen Square Archives which are on display in the corridors of the ground floor of Queen Mary Wing, depicting Queen Square, and its buildings and staff, from the 19th century to the 1950s.

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A century after John Hughlings Jackson

John Hughlings Jackson (4 April 1835 - 7 October 1911) was one of the most influential neurologists of the 19th century.

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Artwork and objects around Queen Square

Objects, including paintings, sculpture and plaques in Hospital buildings and Queen Square gardens

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Beginning of the End of the Falling Sickness: Epilepsy and its treatment in London 1860-1910

This exhibition, held in Queen Square Library, November 2013- April 2014, includes monographs and journals illustrating the state of epilepsy theory in 1860 and the evolution of the concepts and treatment of epilepsy in London over the subsequent 50 years, including photographs of key figures in Queen Square, several of which are displayed below, and the cover designs of the first series of Epilepsia.

Please see the exhibition handout at http://www.queensquare.org.uk/archives/visiting/exhibitions for further information.

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Children's journals

Five volumes of children’s journals written by William Gowers in the 1880-1890s.

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Embroidered Minds: William Gowers & the Morris Family

Embroidered Minds is a collaboration between artists, writers, doctors and academics. This exhibition ran in Queen Square Library, 23 Queen Square from November 2015 until 26th February 2016. Please see exhibition handout at: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ion/library/documents/embroidered-minds.pdf/ for further information. Please also see Embroidered Minds website.

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First World War at the National Hospital

These images, from the exhibition held in Queen Square Library from August - November 2014, highlight the treatment of war-related psychogenic disorders at the National Hospital, as well as the wider impact of the War on the Hospital’s work and staff. Please see exhibition handout for further information.

Additional information on the War at the National can be found by searching our collections, including the text of our Annual Reports and Minutes

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Founding and early years of the National Hospital, Queen Square

The first exhibition in the new Queen Square Library, 2010. Featuring original letters and documents, shell ornaments made to raise money, accounts of the earliest patients and examples of some harsh rules!

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Hughlings Jackson's unpublished papers

Facsimiles of Hughlings Jackson’s papers held in the archive. These papers were discovered in the library in 2003 by the Librarian and subsequently examined and catalogued by Professor George York.

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IoN Annual Reports

Annual Reports from 1950-2006. Reports from 1988 are joint reports with the National Hospital. PDFs of the Reports can be downloaded via the “Request a copy” link within each Record.

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Item of the month

A collection of items selected by the Library team

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Other ways of exploring the archives