Papers of Sir Henry Burdett (1847-1920)

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      GB 161 MSS. Eng. b. 2068-9; c. 5894-6032; d. 2867-89
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Scope and Content

Papers of Sir Henry Burdett, with some Burdett family papers. Burdett's papers include material relating to his involvement in the activities and organisation of hospitals and in securing improvements in the working conditions of nurses.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Henry Burdett (1847-1920) was the Secretary of the Share and Loan Department of the London Stock Exchange and founder of The Hospital. Further details can be found in the introduction to the online catalogue (

Access Information

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

The papers were deposited in the Bodleian Library in March 1976; and made into a gift in January 1995.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A catalogue of the collection is available online at