13th July


Press cuttings: Apr 1937 - May 1939 NHNN/PC/6/1

From the Daily Telegraph

An auction will be held at the Mansion House, official residence of the Lord Mayor of London, Sir George Broadbridge, today.

First edition and autographed books will come under the hammer, the proceeds to go to the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, Queen Square, Bloomsbury. Among the lots of view yesterday were Mr Lloyd George’s “War Memoirs”, Mr Duff Cooper’s “Talleyrand”, Mr Winston Churchill’s “The World in Crisis”, Mr Bernard Shaw’s “Candida” and Mr H G Wells’s “The First Men in the Moon”. The sale is at 3 pm.


On This Day is a diary of day to day life in the Hospital covering 1859 to the 1940’s.

Extracts are taken from the staff records, letters, the reports of the Matron and the Lady Superintendent, and the minutes of the Board of Management and the Medical Committee. They were compiled with the help of Janet Townsend, Frankie Alves, Louise Shepherd and Michael Clark.

The item of the month also contains items highlighted by archive staff.