Subscribers

1871 Report headingThe cost of treating patients in Dorset County Hospital was met from subscriptions, donations, bequests and church collections. The earliest published list of subscribers known to survive dates from 1843 (just two years after the hospital opened its doors).   The unpublished Treasurer’s Accounts also contain lists of subscribers and, before the hospital opened, lists of subscribers were published in the Sherborne Mercury.

  • 1838-39 subscribers – extracted from Sherborne Mercury, 1838-39
  • 1843 subscribers – printed in Report of the Committee of Management of the Dorset County Hospital for the year 1843 (Dorset History Centre, D-WLC/Z/61). See also notes on their other philanthropic interests.
  • 1851 subscribers – Report of the Committee of Management of the Dorset County Hospital for the year 1851 (Dorset History Centre, NG/HH/DO(C)/10M/36)
  • 1865 subscribers – printed in Report of the Committee of Management of the Dorset County Hospital for the year 1865 (Dorset History Centre, PE-WWH/MI/4)
  • 1871 subscribers – printed in Report of the Committee of Management of the Dorset County Hospital for the year 1871 (Dorset History Centre, D.1156)
  • 1901 subscribers – printed in Report of the Committee of Management of the Dorset County Hospital for the year 1901 (Dorset History Centre, NG/HH/DO(C)/2/1/1)
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