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Daily Records of Delivery Room Office for Royal Concubine, Choi Suk-won

Hosancheong (a department of Joseon)Joseon, 1693-1698 (year 19-24 of Sukjong)

Academy of Korean Studies

Academy of Korean Studies
Seongnam-si, South Korea

This diary records Queen Choi’s 3 deliveries. She was a birth mother of Yeongjo. “Hosancheong” was a delivery room office assisting royal concubines. Choi Suk-won bang hosancheong ilgi was recorded in 1693 when Sukjong’s third son, Yeongjo’s uterine brother was born. Choi Suk-eui bang hosancheong ilgi was recorded in 1694 when Sukjong’s fourth son Yeongjo was born, and Choi Gwi-in bang hosancheong ilgi was recorded in 1698 when Sukjong’s fifth son was born. These documents show specific details of royal delivery.

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  • Title: Daily Records of Delivery Room Office for Royal Concubine, Choi Suk-won
  • Date: Joseon, 1693-1698 (year 19-24 of Sukjong)
  • published: Hosancheong (a department of Joseon)
  • location: Jangseogak, Academy of Korean Studies, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, Rep. Korea
  • composition: 3 books
  • Physical Dimensions: w28 x h40 cm
  • Original Title: Choi Suk-won hosancheong ilgi (최숙원 호산청일기, 崔淑媛 護産廳日記)
  • Korean caption: 영조의 생모 숙빈최씨(淑嬪崔氏)의 세 번에 걸친 출산을 기록한 일기이다. 호산청은 후궁의 출산을 돕는 임시기구이다. 최숙원방호산청일기(崔淑媛房護産廳日記)는 1693년 숙종의 세 번째 아들인 영조의 동복형을, 최숙의방호산청일기(崔淑儀房護産廳日記)는 1694년 숙종의 네 번째 아들인 영조를, 최귀인방호산청일기(崔貴人房護産廳日記)는 1698년 숙종의 다섯 번째 아들인 영조의 동복아우를 낳을 때의 기록이다. 왕실의 출산과 관련하여 구체적인 사정을 파악할 수 있는 자료이다.
  • Provenance: Academy of Korean Studies
  • Type: Manuscript
  • Rights: Academy of Korean Studies

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