Bristol Royal Infirmary

Bristol Royal Infirmary 1765 (Image in the public domain)

FOUNDED  1736

LOCATION  St. James, Bristol

BIBLIOGRAPHY  Alford, Henry (1890): The Bristol Infirmary in my student days, 1822-1828, Bristol Medico-Chirurgical Journal, 8(29): 165-91. Online. | Boss, B. (1995): The Bristol Infirmary 1761-2 and the ‘laborious-industrious poor’ (PhD. thesis, University of Bristol). | Clarke, C. (1985): Bristol Royal Infirmary. A personal study written to commemorate the first 250 years 1735-1985 (Portishead Press & United Bristol Hospitals). | Fissell, Mary Elizabeth (1991): Patients, power and the poor in eighteenth century Bristol (Cambridge University Press), especially chapters 4-7. | Gorsky, Martin (1999): Patterns of philanthropy: charity and society in nineteenth-century Bristol (Woodbridge: Boydell Press). | Levene, Alysa; Reinarz, Jonathan & Williams, Andrew (2012): Child patients, hospitals and the home in eighteenth-century England, Family & Community History, 15 (1): 15-33. | Loudon, I. S. L. (1981): Leg ulcers in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners, 31: 263-73. | Munro Smith, G. (1917): A history of the Bristol Royal Infirmary (Bristol: J. W. Arrowsmith). Online. | Prichard, James Cowles (1820): A history of the epidemic fever, which prevailed in Bristol, during the years 1817, 1818, and 1819, founded on reports of St. Peter’s Hospital and the Bristol Infirmary (London & Bristol: printed for John & Arthur Arch; sold by Norton & Son). | Saunders, Charles John Godfrey (1965): The United Bristol Hospitals (publisher unknown): passim, especially pp. 11-23 and 30-32

CENSUS REFERENCES

  • 1851: HO 107/1950, folios 338b-347b, pages 1-19

ORIGINAL RECORDS  Bristol Record Office, ‘B’ Bond Warehouse, Smeaton Road, Bristol, BS1 6XN. Telephone 0117 922 4224. Website

ONLINE RESOURCES

The Bristol and Avon Family History Society has published an In-patient register index, 1751-1775

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