Royal Hospital for Sick Children

Edinburgh

Charteris Ward

Postcard published by The Scientific Press Ltd., London

A postcard published by The Scientific Press  -  The Charteris Ward, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Kenneth Williamson, Silverknowes, Edinburgh

Back of the Postcard

The back of a postcard published by The Scientific Press  -  The Charteris Ward, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Kenneth Williamson, Silverknowes, Edinburgh

 

 

Comment

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Kenneth Williamson

Silverknowes, Edinburgh

Thank you to Kenneth Williamson for sending me several postcards of Edinburgh, including this one.  Kenneth wrote:

Royal Hospital for Sick Children

Charteris Ward

"This postcard is of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, Charteris Ward, date unknown."

Kenneth Williamson, Silverknowes, Edinburgh, 3 March 2013

Date of the Postcard

Date of the Postcard

I think this postcard may date from around the early 1900s.  It has a 'divided back' with space for:

-  the message to be written on the left

-  the address to be written on the right

The British Post Office first allowed messages to be written on the backs of postcards in 1902, so this card must have been published in 1902 or later.

Another Postcard

I've seen just one other postcard from this publisher, The Scientific Press Ltd.  The title of the card was: 'A Ward at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital'.  That card was sent through the post in 1909.

Peter Stubbs:  August 25, 2013

 

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