Records of the Clifford Street Voluntary Detachment Hospital

Scope and Content

This volume primarily contains volumes relating to accounts, including information on staff wages, expenses for supplies such as groceries, household goods and surgery and dispensary items. Also includes cash books and store books with accounts of food stocks and receipts for purchase of miscellaneous items.

Administrative / Biographical History

On the 1st of January 1915, Quakers in York turned their meeting house in Clifford Street into a hospital for wounded soldiers. Previously it was used as temporary home for Belgian refugees who had fled their home country. The hospital was established to ease the shortage of hospitals in York and run jointly by the St John Ambulance Association and Voluntary Aid Detachment.

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Archivist's Note

Compiled by Francesca Taylor, Community Collections Assistant, September 2014.

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