This posting highlights the fact that a discussion that needs to be
conducted about the ethics and practicalities of responding to these kind of
ebay listings, which are bound to pop up from time to time.
Wouldn't it be great if the UK archive community could achieve a common
I sincerely hope that the ledger is secured by an publicly accessible
archive office as a result of being brought to the attention of archives-nra
members. I also hope that a bidding war does not break out between archive
offices in the process. This would only benefit the seller.
With best wishes,
Colin S. Gale
Archives & Museum
Bethlem Royal Hospital
Monks Orchard Road
Beckenham, Kent BR3 3BX
Tel: 020 8776 4053
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.00pm (Archives by appointment only). The
Museum contains a remarkable collection of pictures by artists who have
suffered from mental disorder, including Richard Dadd and Louis Wain.
The Archives document the history of Bethlem, the Maudsley and
Warlingham Park Hospitals.
The South London and Maudsley NHS Trust provides mental health and
substance misuse services to people in Croydon, Lambeth, Southwark and
Lewisham, substance misuse services to people in Bexley, Greenwich and
Bromley, and specialist services to people across the UK.
From: Archivists, conservators and records managers.
[mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Postles, Dr D.A.
Sent: 21 November 2004 13:59
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: for sale: medical register, 1799-1824
The following item is currently listed for sale on ebay, the bidding to
start at £15. The vendor seems aware that it ought to be in an archives
Old doctors ledger, patient notes and accounts.
Dr. Walshman, Kennington area of London 1799 - 1824.
Includes some of his letters, sent by Two Penny Post (pre penny black
postage days), these are collectable and sought after, in their own right.
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