Harrogate Medical Society's Collection of Pamphlets on British Spas

Scope and Content

Pamphlets concerning British spas, including spas at Bath, Bristol, Cheltenham, Harrogate, Llangybi, Malvern, Newnham Regis, Stratford upon Avon, Tilbury and Tunbridge Wells, and general works on spas, 1587-1800.

Administrative / Biographical History

Harrogate Medical Society was established in 1884. Its founders included Lewis John Hobson, Honorary Physician at York County Hospital, 1882-1884, and a physician at Royal Bath Hospital, Harrogate, from 1885 to 1932.

In 1938 the Society was instrumental in the launch of the Harrogate Spa Medical Journal, a publication intended to foster further local and regional support for the town's spa among medical practitioners.

Conditions Governing Access

Records are open to the public, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including data protection laws.

Acquisition Information

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute by Harrogate Medical Society in 1979.

Note

Harrogate Medical Society was established in 1884. Its founders included Lewis John Hobson, Honorary Physician at York County Hospital, 1882-1884, and a physician at Royal Bath Hospital, Harrogate, from 1885 to 1932.

In 1938 the Society was instrumental in the launch of the Harrogate Spa Medical Journal, a publication intended to foster further local and regional support for the town's spa among medical practitioners.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript finding aid, to item level, is available for consultation in the searchroom of the Borthwick Institute.

Archivist's Note

Created by S. A. Shearn, 13.08.15.

Conditions Governing Use

A reprographics service is available to researchers subject to the access restrictions outlined above. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the document. Copies are supplied in accordance with the Borthwick Institute for Archives' terms and conditions for the supply of copies, and under provisions of any relevant copyright legislation. Permission to reproduce images of documents in the custody of the Borthwick Institute must be sought.

Custodial History

Prior to its deposit at the Borthwick Institute the archive had been kept at Harrogate Public Library.

Accruals

Further accruals are not expected.

Additional Information

Published

GB 193