Records of Ellerslie House Home, Nottingham, 1917-1948

Scope and Content

This small collection of records relates to one of Nottingham's lesser known hospitals. The collection includes accounts (1928-1947), minutes (1917-1948), annual reports (1923-1932), a visitors' book (1923-1948), and newspaper cuttings.

Patient and clinical records are not present.

Administrative / Biographical History

Ellerslie House Home for Paralysed Soldiers and Sailors was set up in 1917 at the instigation of the Nottingham Sport Club, and by private subscription. Ellerslie House itself, on the corner of First Avenue and Gregory Boulevard in Nottingham, was purchased by the 6th Duke of Portland and donated to a committee established to provide long-term care for back and other paralysing injuries among ex-servicemen (see Pl E12/6/28/9/1-48). Medical operations and care were performed at the General Hospital in Nottingham. Within ten years of its foundation its initial constituency of patients began to disappear. It extended its functions to mining and other sources of injury, and was re-named 'Ellerslie House Home'. In 1948 it was placed in Nottingham No. 2 Hospital Group of the Regional Health Board, and continued its work into the 1960s.


The collection is listed chronologically within series arranged according to document form.

Conditions Governing Access

Accessible to all registered readers.

Other Finding Aids

Copyright in all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham.

In the Reading Room, King's Meadow Campus:

Typescript Catalogue 8 pp

At the National Register of Archives, London:

Typescript Catalogue 4 pp [Please note that the catalogue at King's Meadow Campus, and the online version on the Manuscripts Online Catalogue, is more up to date]

On the World Wide Web:

Catalogue available through the website of Manuscripts and Special Collections, Manuscripts Online Catalogue. This catalogue includes more recent accruals than the typescript catalogue.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies and photographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on the condition of the documents.

Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the Keeper of Manuscripts and Special Collections (email

Custodial History

The papers were amongst the various transfers of hospital records made by the Nottinghamshire Area Health Authority (Teaching) South Nottingham District to the University of Nottingham in the 1970s.

Related Material

Other Nottingham hospital collections held at The University of Nottingham; Manuscripts and Special Collections: Nh, Uh, Uhc, Uhe, Uhg, Uhh, Uhne, Uhw, Uht