Catalogue of the papers of the Overseas Nursing Association

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

1973; edited, converted to EAD and published online 2014

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A    Minute books, 1896-1972
    A.1  Executive Committee, 1896-1972
        A.1.1  Minute books, 1896-1972
        A.1.2  Indexes, 1896-1945
    A.2  Nursing Committee, 1899-1958
        A.2.1  Minute books, 1899-1958
        A.2.2  Indexes, 1899-1940
    A.3  Colonial Committee, 1899-1901
    A.4  Finance Committee, 1899-1903
    A.5  Sick Pay Fund Committee, 1902-1921
    A.6  General Purposes Committee, 1903-1933
        A.6.1  Minute books, 1903-1933
        A.6.2  Indexes, 1903-1919
    A.7  Dominions Committee, 1918-1928
    A.8  Selection Committee, 1958-1966
B    Ledgers and registers, 1896-1967
    B.1  Ledgers and petty cash books, 1896-1960
    B.2  Registers of appointments, 1897-1967
    B.3  Registers of nurses, 1900-1966
    B.4  Register of dominion nurses, 1917-1920
    B.5  Committee attendances, 1935-1967
C    Printed material, 1895-1933
    C.1  Press cuttings, 1895-1933
    C.2  Nursing Notes, 1904-1910
    C.3  Photographs of Singapore Hospital, 1926
D    Early records of the association, 1895-1949
E    Correspondence concerning "government nurses" and "private nurses", 1894-1907
    E.1  Government nurses, 1894-1906
    E.2  Private nurses, 1896-1907
F    Files of individual nurses, 1897-1965
G    Annual reports of the association, 1897-1966
H    Overseas Nursing Association administration and nursing in general, 1900-1966
I    Territorial files 1, 1908-1963
J    Territorial files 2, 1899-1966
    J.1  Oceania, Newfoundland and South America, 1910-1966
    J.2  Africa, 1911-1966
    J.3  The Far East, c. 1913-1964
    J.4  The West Indies, 1915-1965
    J.5  Mediterranean area and the Middle East, 1899-1965
K    Letters from nurses overseas, 1910-1950
L    Committee on the Training of Nurses for the Colonies, 1941-1945
M    War casualties, 1942-1948
N    Photographs, 1896-1963
    N.1  Portraits, 1896-c. 1963
    N.2  Miscellaneous photographs, c. 1903-1963
    N.3  Albums, c. 1919-1959
O    Files of individual nurses, 1929-1965
P    Papers relating to a legal case, 1940-1942


Papers of the Overseas Nursing Association, 1894-1972

Abstract:
Papers of the Overseas Nursing Association, formerly the Colonial Nursing Association, which was established in 1895 to provide trained nurses for hospital and private work in the British colonies and among other British communities abroad.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400


Extent: 119 boxes

Organizational History

In 1895 a proposal was made to the Colonial Office by Mabel W. Piggott, wife of the procureur and advocate-general of Mauritius, that an association should be formed in England to help British communities in the colonies and elsewhere to provide themselves with trained nurses. In many isolated territories skilled nursing was unobtainable; British officials and settlers and their families suffered severely, and doctors were much handicapped in their work, by the absence of trained nurses. Joseph Chamberlain, Secretary of State for the Colonies, took a personal interest in the proposal, and with his help the Colonial Nursing Association (renamed in 1919 the Overseas Nursing Association) came into being.

The first English nurse to be selected by the association sailed for Mauritius early in 1896. Later that year a despatch circulated by Joseph Chamberlain to colonial governors, recommending the scheme to their consideration, met with a warm response (MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 120 / 1, fols. 10-15). In December two nurses were chosen for the Government Hospital at Accra, and in the association's annual report of 1902 the chief medical officer is quoted as writing with enthusiasm of the "state of perfection" achieved in the hospital by these nurses and the "marvellous reduction in death rate" (MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 131, item 1).

From the start the association recruited nurses for both government and private employment. At the request of the Colonial Office, nurses were selected for posts in colonial government hospitals, and after 1961 this service was continued on behalf of the Department of Technical Co-operation and later the Ministry of Overseas Development. Nurses were also chosen for private nursing associations and other employing authorities wherever British communities existed, and local committees were formed to raise funds for salary and expenses. A Scottish branch of the association was created in 1900, to help with the raising of funds and to interview candidates in Edinburgh (MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 132 / 1).

In 1903 a matron was selected for the Colonial Hospital, Sierra Leone, to "supervise and train the native nurses", and in the half-century that followed the association played an important part in the training of nurses and development of health services throughout the colonies. It looked after the interests of nurses serving under colonial governments, pressing their claims for better conditions of service where necessary, and took a personal interest in the welfare of all members serving overseas. Visits to the headquarters of the Overseas Nursing Association by medical officers on leave in England brought first-hand information of conditions, and notes about such visits are included in the territorial files (MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 134-139). When in 1926 a chief medical adviser was appointed at the Colonial Office, he freely discussed nursing problems with the honorary secretary.

Mabel W. (Lady) Piggott remained closely associated with the Overseas Nursing Association until her death in 1949. Among the many distinguished men and women who gave their services as officials and members of the committee were Mary E. Chamberlain (later Carnegie) who served on committees for nearly sixty years, Edith M. (Lady) Antrobus, Honorary Secretary for eighteen years, and her husband (Sir) Reginald Antrobus, Assistant Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies 1898-1909, who became Vice-President and Honorary Treasurer and gave much assistance to the cause of pensions for Overseas Nursing Association nurses. The secretaries responsible for the bulk of the correspondence in the collection were Miss M. E. Dalrymple Hay, Miss A. M. Middleton, Miss C. M. Adams, Miss M. Gawan Taylor and Mrs. G. M. Hamblin.

Scope and Content

The collection covers the whole period of the association's existence, 1896-1966, and includes some earlier papers concerned with its formation (MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 120 / 1, fols. 1-20) and some later papers concerned with financial matters (MSS. Brit. Emp. s 400 / 18a). There are 119 bound volumes – minutes of meetings, ledgers and registers, and printed material - and 32 boxes of correspondence and other records including the complete series of annual reports. In the final annual report the work of the association is reviewed in a "Historical Survey" (MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 131, item 53).

Bibliographical References

The History of Nursing in the British Empire by Sarah A. Tooley (1906) gives an account of the association's early years.

The Badge of Britannia: The history and reminiscences of The Queen Elizabeth's Nursing Service by H. P. Dickson (1990).

Acquisition

When Queen Elizabeth's Overseas Nursing Service (as the Overseas Nursing Association came to be known) closed on 1 December 1966 the Executive Committee agreed to donate their papers to the Oxford Colonial Records Project. The papers were received by Rhodes House Library in February 1967. An association for members (Queen Elizabeth's Overseas Nursing Service Association) was formed on 25 May 1966 and continued until 2006.

Restrictions on Access

Some items in MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 149-150 are closed.

Restrictions on Use

No reproduction or publication without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 1, fols. 1-2].

Corporate names (NCA Rules)

Colonial Nursing Association
Overseas Nursing Association
Queen Elizabeth's Overseas Nursing Service

Place names (NCA Rules)

Africa
Asia
Europe
North America
Oceania
South America

Subjects (LCSH)

Hospitals
Medicine
Nurses
Nursing

A   Minute books, 1896-1972

A.1   Executive Committee, 1896-1972

Note: The library does not have minute book 5.

A.1.1   Minute books, 1896-1972


Minute book 1
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 1
May 1896-Jun 1903
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book 2
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 3
Jul 1903-Nov 1906
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book 3
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 5
Dec 1906-Nov 1909
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book 4
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 7
Dec 1909-Dec 1912
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book 6
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 10
Jan 1918-Jan 1924
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book 7
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 12
Feb 1924-Mar 1930
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book 8
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 14
Apr 1930-May 1939
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book 9
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 16
Jun 1939-Apr 1945
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book 10
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 18
Jun 1945-May 1955
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book 11
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 18a
Jul 1955-1972
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:

Volume contains minutes of meetings, Jul 1955-Jul 1967, with some financial papers at the end of the volume, 1968-1972.

A.1.2   Indexes, 1896-1945


Index 1
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 2
1896-1903
Extent: 1 volume

Index 2
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 4
1903-1906
Extent: 1 volume

Index 3
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 6
1906-1909
Extent: 1 volume

Index 4
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 8
1909-1912
Extent: 1 volume

Index 5
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 9
1913-1917
Extent: 1 volume

Index 6
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 11
1918-1924
Extent: 1 volume

Index 7
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 13
1924-1930
Extent: 1 volume

Index 8 and 9 (A-Ha)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 15
1930-1945
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:

Volume contains index 8, 1930-1939, and index 9 (A-Ha), 1939-1945.


Index 9 (He-Z)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 17
1939-1945
Extent: 1 volume

A.2   Nursing Committee, 1899-1958

A.2.1   Minute books, 1899-1958


Minute book 1
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 19
Mar 1899-Jul 1901
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book 2
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 20
Jul 1901-Jul 1902
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book 3
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 22
Oct 1902-Oct 1903
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book 4
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 23
Nov 1903-Mar 1905
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book 5
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 25
Apr 1905-Jul 1906
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book 6
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 26
Jul 1906-Jan 1908
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book 7
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 28
Feb 1908-Jul 1909
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book 8
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 29
Jul 1909-Feb 1911
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book 9
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 31
Mar 1911-Jul 1912
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book 10
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 32
Jul 1912-Nov 1913
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book 11
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 34
Dec 1913-Jun 1915
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book 12
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 36
Jul 1915-Apr 1918
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book 13
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 38
Apr 1918-Feb 1920
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book 14
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 39
Feb 1920-Feb 1922
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book 15
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 41
Feb 1922-Jan 1924
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book 16
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 43
Jan 1924-Aug 1925
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book (with index) 17
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 45
Oct 1925-Oct 1926
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book (with index) 18
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 46
Oct 1926-Sep 1927
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book (with index) 19
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 47
Oct 1927-Jul 1928
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book (with index) 20
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 48
Jul 1928-Jun 1929
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book (with index) 21
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 49
Jun 1929-Apr 1930
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book (with index) 22
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 50
Apr 1930-May 1931
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book 23
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 51
May 1931-Jul 1932
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book 24
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 53
Aug 1932-Jan 1934
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book 25
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 55
Jan 1934-Mar 1936
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book 26
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 57
Mar 1936-Jun 1938
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book 27
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 59
Jun 1938-May 1940
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book 28
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 61
May 1940-Oct 1943
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book 29
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 62
Oct 1943-May 1945
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book 30
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 63
Jun 1945-Nov 1946
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book 31
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 64
Nov 1946-Sep 1947
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book 32
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 65
Sep 1947-Apr 1948
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book 33
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 66
May 1948-Jun 1949
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book 34
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 67
Jun 1949-May 1950
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book 35
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 68
Jun 1950-Nov 1952
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book (with index) 36
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 69
Nov 1952-Sep 1954
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book (with index) 37
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 70
Sep 1954-Jul 1958
Extent: 1 volume

A.2.2   Indexes, 1899-1940


Indexes 1-2
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 21
1899-1902
Extent: 1 volume

Indexes 3-4
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 24
1902-1905
Extent: 1 volume

Indexes 5-6
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 27
1905-1908
Extent: 1 volume

Indexes 7-8
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 30
1908-1911
Extent: 1 volume

Indexes 9-10
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 33
1911-1913
Extent: 1 volume

Index 11
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 35
1913-1915
Extent: 1 volume

Indexes 12-13
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 37
1915-1920
Extent: 1 volume

Index 14
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 40
1920-1922
Extent: 1 volume

Index 15
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 42
1922-1924
Extent: 1 volume

Index 16
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 44
1924-1925
Extent: 1 volume

Index 23
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 52
1931-1932
Extent: 1 volume

Index 24
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 54
1932-1934
Extent: 1 volume

Index 25
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 56
1934-1936
Extent: 1 volume

Index 26
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 58
1936-1938
Extent: 1 volume

Index 27
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 60
1938-1940
Extent: 1 volume

A.3   Colonial Committee, 1899-1901


Minute book (with index)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 71
May 1899-Oct 1901
Extent: 1 volume

A.4   Finance Committee, 1899-1903


Minute book (with index)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 72
Jun 1899-Jun 1903
Extent: 1 volume

A.5   Sick Pay Fund Committee, 1902-1921


Minute book
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 73
Oct 1902-May 1921
Extent: 1 volume

A.6   General Purposes Committee, 1903-1933

A.6.1   Minute books, 1903-1933


Minute book 1
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 74
Oct 1903-Feb 1906
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book 2
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 75
Mar 1906-May 1908
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book 3
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 77
Jun 1908-Jan 1911
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book 4
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 78
Jan 1911-Jul 1913
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book 5
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 80
Oct 1913-Jun 1919
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book 6
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 82
Jun 1919-Mar 1932, Jan 1933
Extent: 1 volume

A.6.2   Indexes, 1903-1919


Indexes 1-2
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 76
1903-1908
Extent: 1 volume

Indexes 3-4
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 79
1908-1913
Extent: 1 volume

Index 5
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 81
1913-1919
Extent: 1 volume

A.7   Dominions Committee, 1918-1928


Minute book 1
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 83
Jul 1918-May 1921, May 1928
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:

The volume contains minutes of meetings of the Dominions Committee, Jul 1918-May 1921, with an extract from the minutes of the Executive Committee, May 1928, about a letter received from the Canadian Red Cross Society.

A.8   Selection Committee, 1958-1966


Minute book (with index) 1
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 84
Jul 1958-Dec 1961
Extent: 1 volume

Minute book (with index) 2
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 85
Dec 1961-Nov 1966
Extent: 1 volume

B   Ledgers and registers, 1896-1967

B.1   Ledgers and petty cash books, 1896-1960


Ledger
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 86
1896-1905
Extent: 1 volume

Ledger
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 90
1905-1910
Extent: 1 volume

Ledger
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 91
1911-1920
Extent: 1 volume

Ledger
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 92
1920-1934
Extent: 1 volume

Ledger
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 93
1934-1952
Extent: 1 volume

Ledger
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 94
1952-1960
Extent: 1 volume

Cash book ("cash account")
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 87
1910-1948
Extent: 1 volume

Petty cash book
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 88
1939-1944
Extent: 1 volume

Petty cash book
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 89
1944-1952
Extent: 1 volume

B.2   Registers of appointments, 1897-1967


Register of appointments
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 95
1897-1913
Extent: 1 volume

Register of appointments
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 96
1913-1927
Extent: 1 volume

Register of appointments
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 97
1927-1939
Extent: 1 volume

Register of appointments
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 98
1939-1964
Extent: 1 volume

Register of appointments
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 99
1963-1967
Extent: 1 volume

B.3   Registers of nurses, 1900-1966


Register of nurses
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 100
1900-1913
Extent: 1 volume

Register of nurses (with index)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 101
1913-1922
Extent: 1 volume

Register of nurses (with index)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 102
1922-1928
Extent: 1 volume

Register of nurses (with index)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 103
1928-1938
Extent: 1 volume

Register of nurses (with index)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 104
1939-1951
Extent: 1 volume

Register of nurses (with index)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 105
1951-1962
Extent: 1 volume

Register of nurses
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 106
1962-1966
Extent: 1 volume

B.4   Register of dominion nurses, 1917-1920


Register of dominion nurses (with index)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 107
1917-1920
Extent: 1 volume

B.5   Committee attendances, 1935-1967


Committee attendances
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 108
Jul 1935-Feb 1952
Extent: 1 volume

Committee attendances
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 108A
Mar 1952-Jul 1967
Extent: 1 volume

C   Printed material, 1895-1933

C.1   Press cuttings, 1895-1933


Scope and Content:

The press cuttings are mainly from the journal Nursing Notes (later Nursing Notes and Midwives' Chronicle).


Press cuttings 1
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 109
Jan 1899-Jun 1903
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:

The volume also includes photographs of:

  • Miss M. Palmer, Taiping Hospital, Perak
  • Miss K. Beckett, Bangkok
  • Nursing Home, Sierra Leone
  • Government Hospital, Lagos
  • view of the town of [St. Vincent, 1902]
  • S. A. Cockshaw, L. E. Amor and B. MacCormac, Japan branch, 1902

Press cuttings 2
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 110
Jun 1903-Jul 1906
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:

The volume also includes:

  • four photographs of Government House Hospital, Northern Nigeria
  • postcard of a "view of Lokoja Camp"
  • postcard of "High Cours Yacht Corona, River Niger"
  • concert programme for a performance by the English Ladies' Orchestral Society, 21 Feb 1906, in aid of the Colonial Nursing Association's Sick Pay Fund

Press cuttings 3
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 111
Sep 1906-Apr 1909
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:

The volume also includes photographs of the:

  • staff of the Government Hospital, Lagos, 1905
  • hospital compound, Lagos, 1905
  • staff of the [General Hospital, Sepoy Lines, Singapore, 1908-1909]

Press cuttings 4
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 112
May 1909-Nov 1912
Extent: 1 volume

Press cuttings 5
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 113
Dec 1912-Mar 1920
Extent: 1 volume

Press cuttings
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 114
Jan 1913-Aug 1915
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:

The volume is labelled "From the General Press Cutting Association, Ltd., Lennox House, Norfolk Street, London".


Press cuttings
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 115
Dec 1895-1915, 1933
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:

The volume also includes programmes for events held to raise money for the association, notices of meetings, leaflets about the association and correspondence. It was probably compiled by Mabel W. Piggott, Honorary Secretary of the Colonial Nursing Association (it has been embossed "ONA, 1896, M. W. P.").

C.2   Nursing Notes, 1904-1910


Scope and Content:

Three bound volumes of the journal Nursing Notes (later Nursing Notes and Midwives' Chronicle) covering the years 1904 to 1910. Each volume includes a handwritten list of the articles that refer to the Colonial Nursing Association.


Nursing Notes 1
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 116
1904-1906
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:

The volume also includes cuttings describing the aims, objectives and rules of the Colonial Nursing Association.


Nursing Notes 2
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 117
1907-1908
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:

The volume also includes cuttings from the twelfth annual report of the Colonial Nursing Association (year ending Apr 1908).


Nursing Notes 3
Shelfmark:
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 118
1909-1910
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:

The volume also includes:

  • ten articles from other nursing journals, mainly The Nursing Mirror and Midwives' Journal, Mar-Nov 1910
  • speech by Sydney Holland to the Cottage Nursing Association on the registration of nurses, printed, 7 Dec 1909
  • Make-Believe in British Nursing being the Story of the Stage Army with a Description of its Masquerades, Moving Spirits, and Methods, article reprinted (with introductory note) from The Nursing Mirror and Midwives' Journal, 1907
  • thirteenth and fourteenth annual reports of the Colonial Nursing Association (years ending Apr 1909 and Apr 1910)
  • article by Sydney Holland on the state registration of nurses, from The Nineteenth Century and After, Jul 1910
  • article by Lady Piggott describing the establishment of the Colonial Nursing Association, from The Nineteenth Century and After, Jul 1910
  • The Story of the Colonial Nursing Association. From May, 1896, to May, 1909, pamphlet by Margaret Robinson, 1909
  • printed circular letter from Margaret Robinson, being an "open letter to nurses and their friends in connection with the work and aims of the Colonial Nursing Association", 1 Jan 1909
  • printed circular letter from Mary E. Chamberlain appealing for subscriptions, 19 Oct 1903
Note: Unbound copies of the last two items (Margaret Robinson's without the signature) can be found elsewhere in this archive (MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 120 / 1, fols. 58-61 and 70-75).

C.3   Photographs of Singapore Hospital, 1926


Photographs of Singapore Hospital, 1926
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 119
1926
Extent: 1 volume

D   Early records of the association, 1895-1949


"Overseas Nursing Association's early records"
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 120 / 1
1895-1948
Extent: 1 file (164 folios, 4 items)
Organizational History:

Until 1919 the title was Colonial Nursing Association (see below, fols. 113-131) .


Scope and Content:

(fols. 1-20) papers sent to Sir Reginald Antrobus by the Colonial Office, comprising:

  • letter and memorandum by Lady Piggott (Jul-Dec 1895) with covering letter from the Colonial Office (6 Aug 1914) saying that these concern "the starting point of the whole movement of the Colonial Nursing Association"
  • circular despatches from Joseph Chamberlain to colonial governors forwarding reports by Dr. Gage Brown (and others) which discuss the question of providing trained nurses in Crown Colonies, Jan-Jun 1896

(fols. 21-55) correspondence with the Imperial Institute regarding the Overseas Nursing Association's office ("rent, decoration and other conditions of tenancy"), 17 Jul 1896-21 Feb 1927

(fols. 56-57) letter from Miss M. E. Dalrymple Hay (Acting Honorary Secretary of the Colonial Nursing Association) to branch committees about reports of "levity of conduct" amongst some of the nurses, 5 May 1903

(fols. 58-61) printed circular letter from Mary E. Chamberlain appealing for subscriptions, 19 Oct 1903

(fols. 62-66) correspondence with the Colonial Office about the award of The Royal Red Cross, 1904

(fols. 67-69) list of members of the Nursing Committee associated with various "spheres of interest" (for example a specific hospital or nursing association), with related memorandum, ?1905

(fols. 70-75) printed circular letter being an "open letter to nurses and their friends in connection with the work and aims of the Colonial Nursing Association", 1 Jan 1909 and undated (two versions)

(item 1) The Story of the Colonial Nursing Association. From May, 1896, to May, 1909, pamphlet by Margaret Robinson, 1909

(item 2) Colonial Nursing Association Committee of Enquiry on Grants to Nurses: minute book (pages 1-48) and draft of report, 1910

(item 3) leaflet about the Colonial Nursing Association, undated

(fols. 76-82) correspondence between Rosalind Paget and Mrs. Devenish about the work of the Nursing Committee, 16 Jun, 5 Jul 1919

(fols. 83-85) typescript setting out "terms for Government nurses" including conditions and rates of pay in various colonies, 1911

(fols. 86-87) 'A Nursing Centre for the Empire', article from The Nursing Mirror and Midwives' Journal, with covering letter from Victoria A. Hicks Beach (Honorary Secretary of the Colonial Nursing Association), 6 and 31 Jul 1912

(fols. 88-95) typescript draft of an address on colonial nursing delivered by Mr. Hawkins to the Scottish Nursing Conference, 9 Feb 1914

(fols. 96-97) printed proof of an address by Josephine Latter on the advantages of joining the Royal British Nurses' Association ('Quo Vadis? An Address to Nurses'), undated

(fols. 98-112) copies of correspondence (Lord Gladstone, F. Dutton, Sir Frederic Hodgson and Miss A. M. Middleton) relating to the Canadian Sub-Committee and the resignation of certain members of the Executive Committee, 6 Dec 1916-31 Jan 1918

(item 4) printed leaflet by Lady Piggott on 'The Colonial Nursing Association, 1896-1917. It's Origin, Foundation, Work, and Aim', ?1917

(fols. 113-131) correspondence about the proposed alteration of title to Overseas Nursing Association, and other changes in the rules, between Lord Gladstone, F. Dutton, Sir Frederic Hodgson, and Miss A. M. Middleton, 2-15 May 1918

(fols. 132-137) typescript article on colonial nursing, author and date unknown

(fols. 138-144) "Lady Piggott and the ONA" by Sir Reginald Antrobus, "written to be sent to the Prime Minister in support of Lady Piggott's application for a Civil List Pension", manuscript draft and typescript, 23 Jun 1925

(fols. 145-155) correspondence with Blyth, Dutton, Hartley and Blyth about acting as Honorary Solicitors to the Overseas Nursing Association, 18 Jun-10 Nov 1926, 5-19 Aug 1948

(fols. 156-158) Nursing Overseas, article by G. M. du Maurier reprinted from Nursing Notes and Midwives' Chronicle, Dec 1930 (three copies)

(fols. 159-164) correspondence and notes about the Overseas Nursing Association's office at the Imperial Institute, 26 Apr 1939, 21 Feb 1947

Note: A copy of fols. 70-75, signed by Margaret Robinson, can be found elsewhere in this archive (MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 118).

Financial matters
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 120 / 2
1896-1933
Extent: 1 file (42 folios)

Scope and Content:

(fols. 1-10) income and expenditure (administrative) accounts, 1896-1909

(fols. 11-16) summary of advances and grants, 1898-1904

(fol. 17) "list of nurses who have had advances for outfit", typescript, undated

(fols. 18-28) memorandum on, and lists of, life members (also of the Scottish branch). With letter from Lord Balfour to Miss M. E. Dalrymple Hay, 18 Nov, about printing the lists in the Report, 1908

(fols. 29-35) copy of an appeal for "support towards the funds", addressed by the President of the Colonial Nursing Association to the City Guilds, and replies from five of them, Jun-Dec 1911

(fols. 36-38) list of investments, 31 Mar 1917

(fols. 39-42) "History of investments held by the ONA…collected from old ledgers for the Honorary Treasurer, Sir Reginald Antrobus in connection with Inland Revenue enquiry", Mar 1933


Annual General Meetings
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 120 / 3
1898-1949
Extent: 1 file (202 folios)

Scope and Content:

(fols. 1-64) "early annual general meetings", comprising minutes, speeches, reports and other papers relating to meetings held in the years 1900, 1905, ?1907, 1909, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1919, 1920, 1922, 1923, 1932 and 1935

(fols. 65-202) folder containing annual general meeting minutes (signed typescripts) and associated papers for the years 1898 to 1949 (except 1901)

Note: Folios 65-202 originally called "Item 1". Foliated in 2014.

Index cards of territories
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 120 / 4
c. 1910-c 1939
Extent: 1 file (310 folios)

Scope and Content:

Index cards of territories, arranged alphabetically, giving notes about appointments, terms and conditions, probably a summary of correspondence. The date of the first appointment in each territory is given, the earliest being Mauritius in 1896.

Arrangement: Originally arranged alphabetically in two sections (1) government and (2) private and non-government.

E   Correspondence concerning "government nurses" and "private nurses", 1894-1907


Scope and Content:

Four boxes are concerned with government nurses, three with private nurses. The papers are arranged under subject headings in alphabetical sequence.

E.1   Government nurses, 1894-1906


Early correspondence
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 121
1894-1903
Extent: 1 box (147 folios, 3 items)

Scope and Content:

(fols. 2-14) "colonial hospitals: supply of nurses": lists of territories and hospitals (with numbers of beds, nurses and servants) and correspondence between the Colonial Nursing Association (Mabel W. Piggott) and the Colonial Office (Arthur E. Collins, H. J. Read), 1898-1899

(fols. 15-39) Wesley Deaconess Order: correspondence between the Wesley Deaconess College in Ilkley, Yorkshire (Rev. T. Bowman Stephenson, Sister Dora Stephenson), the Colonial Office (Reginald Antrobus) and the Colonial Nursing Association (Miss M. E. Dalrymple Hay) about supplying trained nurses for West Africa, Apr-Jul 1903

(fols. 40-56) "Gibraltar Hospital: Lock Wing": correspondence between the Colonial Nursing Association (Mabel W. Piggott, Rosalind Paget), Colonial Secretary of Gibraltar (Sir Henry M. Jackson) and Crown Agents for the Colonies about the appointment of a lady superintendent, Apr-Jun 1901

(items 1-2) Gold Coast: two leaflets entitled Information Regarding the Gold Coast Medical Service, Colonial Office, Mar 1894, and Rules for the Guidance of the Matron and Nursing Sisters in the Colonial Hospital Accra by G. B. Haddon-Smith, Acting Colonial Secretary, Jun 1897

(fol. 57, item 3) Northern Nigeria: leaflet entitled Hints to Officers Selected for Service in Northern Nigeria, Jul 1901

(fols. 58-98) "Sierra Leone: Nursing Home in Freetown": copies of reports from the governor (Sir Charles A. King-Harman), the medical superintendent (William T. Prout) and nursing and medical staff, Nov 1900-Jan 1903, with covering letter from the Colonial Office (Reginald Antrobus) to the Colonial Nursing Association, Mar 1903

(fols. 99-147) "West Africa: furnished quarters, uniform, outfit, salary and allowances, statistics": correspondence (mainly discussing nurses' uniforms) between the Colonial Nursing Association (Mabel W. Piggott) and the Colonial Office (Reginald Antrobus). With copies of a despatch from Joseph Chamberlain to "Officers Administering the Government of Sierra Leone, Gold Coast, Lagos, Southern Nigeria [and] Northern Nigeria" and their replies, Jul 1899-Dec 1902


Reports
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 122
1898-May 1906
Extent: 1 box (173 folios)

Scope and Content:

Chiefly the half-yearly reports on the matron and nursing sisters of colonial hospitals sent by the chief medical officers to the Colonial Office. With correspondence about such reports (between Joseph Chamberlain and governors of various territories) and other related papers. The territories are as follows:

  • Bahamas
  • Ceylon
  • Dominica
  • Gold Coast
  • Lagos
  • Malay Federated States
  • Northern Nigeria
  • Old Calabar (Southern Nigeria)
  • Sierra Leone
  • St. Lucia
  • South Africa: Burgher Camps

Terms and conditions
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 123
1897-1902
Extent: 1 box (239 folios)

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with the Colonial Office, Crown Agents for the Colonies and others about the appointment of nurses to various territories, details of salary and allowances, and conditions of service. With copies of despatches from governors to the Colonial Office and correspondence with matrons of hospitals in England about filling vacancies in colonial hospitals. Filed under the following headings:

  • Accra
  • Bahamas
  • concentration camps (South Africa)
  • Cyprus: Nicosia Hospital
  • Colombo: Lady Havelock Hospital and General Hospital
  • Federated Malay States: Perak, Selangor, Negri Sembilan, Pahang
  • Gold Coast
  • The Gambia
  • Gibraltar
  • Hong Kong
  • Lagos
  • Mauritius: Government Civil Hospital
  • Northern Nigeria: Government Civil Staff, West African Frontier Force
  • Old Calabar
  • Perak
  • Straits Settlements: Singapore
  • Sierra Leone
  • St. Vincent
  • St. Lucia
  • Zomba (British Central Africa)

Terms and conditions
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 124
1903-1905
Extent: 1 box (239 folios)

Scope and Content:

Correspondence similar to that in MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 123.

E.2   Private nurses, 1896-1907


Early correspondence
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 125
1896-1902
Extent: 1 box (173 folios)

Scope and Content:

Early correspondence concerning the formation of nursing homes and branches of the Colonial Nursing Association, appointment of nurses, expenditure and reports, filed under the following headings:

  • Bangkok Nursing Home
  • Beira Railway Hospital
  • Ceylon Nursing Association
  • Costa Rica branch of the Overseas Nursing Association
  • Cyprus branch of the Overseas Nursing Association
  • Falkland Islands: trained nurse for Port Stanley
  • Hong Kong Nursing Institution
  • Japan branch of the Overseas Nursing Association
  • Mauritius branch of the Overseas Nursing Association
  • Oporto Nursing Association
  • Singapore Nursing Association
  • Sierra Leone: Freetown Nursing Home

Terms, conditions and reports
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 126
1902-1905
Extent: 1 box (203 folios)

Scope and Content:

The papers include correspondence and are concerned with the following:

  • India: proposed agreement with private employers
  • Bangkok Nursing Home
  • Costa Rica branch of the Overseas Nursing Association
  • Ceylon Nursing Association
  • Cyprus branch of the Overseas Nursing Association
  • Falkland Islands
  • Hong Kong Nursing Institution
  • Hong Kong: The Peak Hospital
  • India: Mussoorie Home
  • Japan branch
  • Mauritius branch
  • Oporto Nursing Association
  • Rhodesia: North Eastern
  • Singapore Nursing Association
  • South African Church Railway Mission
  • Tangier: Sir R. R. Anderson
  • Trinidad
  • Venice: The Cosmopolitan Hospital

At the back of the file is a copy of Miss M. E. Dalrymple Hay's letter about "levity of conduct" (see MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 120 / 1, fols. 56-57).


Terms, conditions and reports
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 127
1905-Apr 1907
Extent: 1 box (269 folios)

Scope and Content:

Papers are similar to those in MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 126 and concerned with the same places with the addition of the following:

  • Malta
  • Tehran
  • Rhodesia: Salisbury
  • Shanghai: Municipal Hospital, Victoria Nursing Home
  • Zanzibar Government

F   Files of individual nurses, 1897-1965


Scope and Content:

These files consist of the completed Overseas Nursing Association form of application for service overseas, and correspondence about appointments between the nurse and the Overseas Nursing Association, and in some cases with the Colonial Office and the Ministry of Labour; also letters from nurses serving overseas describing their work.

The dates given below are the opening dates of files.


Files of individual nurses
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 128
1897-1928
Extent: 3 boxes

Scope and Content:

(items 1-16) 27 Dec 1897-8 Jul 1919

(items 17-35) 22 Jun 1920-18 Nov 1926

(items 36-50) 6 May 1927-20 Nov 1928


Files of individual nurses
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 129
1929-1935
Extent: 3 boxes

Scope and Content:

(items 1-34) 15 Jan 1929-2 Dec 1930

(items 35-86) 2 Feb 1931-30 Nov 1935


Files of individual nurses
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 130
1936-1965
Extent: 3 boxes

Scope and Content:

(items 1-45) 13 Feb 1936-15 Dec 1939

(items 46-81) 6 Jan 1940-17 May 1944

(items 82-146) 26 Feb 1945-13 Dec 1948

G   Annual reports of the association, 1897-1966


Annual reports of the association
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 131
1897-1966
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Annual reports of the Colonial Nursing Association and (from 1919) the Overseas Nursing Association and minutes of the annual general meeting.

(item 1) annual reports, numbers 1-10 (bound together in one volume), 1897-1906

(item 2) annual reports, numbers 11-20 (bound together in one volume), 1907-1916

(items 3-54) annual reports, numbers 21-70 (with a second copy of number 70 enclosing a typescript list of "appointments after report printed"), 1917-1966

(item 55) minutes of the annual general meeting, 1950-1966

H   Overseas Nursing Association administration and nursing in general, 1900-1966


Scottish branch: early records
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 132 / 1
1900-1928
Extent: 1 file (51 folios)
Organizational History:

The Scottish branch was formed in 1900 with Mr. A. A. Gordon as Honorary Secretary. Lady Balfour became President.


Scope and Content:

The records include minutes of the first meeting of the Nursing Committee on 24 Apr 1900 (fols. 1-4) and of the inaugural meeting of the branch on 29 Oct 1931 (fols. 5-8), memoranda and correspondence. The latter is chiefly concerned with the appointment of presidents and honorary secretaries. Correspondents include the following:

  • Lady Balfour
  • Charles L. Dalziel and Charles F. Whigham (Honorary Secretaries)
  • Lady Dunedin
  • Lady Inverclyde
  • Miss F. I. Thorburn
  • Miss A. M. Middleton
  • Lady Novar
  • Miss Dawson
  • Miss E. M. Manson
  • Lady Antrobus

Benevolent Fund
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 132 / 2
1902-1950
Extent: 1 file (48 folios)

Scope and Content:

(fols. 1-21) reports of the Sick Pay Fund and correspondence on administrative matters (Mary E. Chamberlain, Charles T. Bruce, Lord Ampthill), Jan 1902-2 Apr 1919

(fols. 22-35) correspondence between the secretary and members of the committee, chiefly about grants to individual nurses, 31 Mar 1930-17 Nov 1936

(fols. 36-41) correspondence about contributions to the fund in memory of Lady Antrobus, 16 Sep-27 Oct 1944

(fols. 42-48) petty cash account for Nurse Hoole, 1947-1950


Information given to candidates about posts
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 132 / 3
1911-1962
Extent: 1 file (178 folios)

Scope and Content:

Typescript or cyclostyled notes about terms and conditions in various territories, and particulars of vacancies.


Printed material relating to nursing overseas
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 132 / 4
3 Jun 1916-1964
Extent: 1 file (20 folios, 16 items)

Scope and Content:

Includes:

(fols. 1-7) Colonial (and Overseas) Nursing Association forms of agreement, two completed forms, 1916 and ?1929

(fols. 11-17) four printed circular letters about the training and appointment of health visitors sent by the Ministry of Health to "local authorities carrying out maternity and child welfare schemes", 9 Feb 1925-28 Mar 1928

(items 1-5) printed reports of the King Edward VII Order of Nurses, Cape Town, for the years 1927, 1934, 1935, 1940 and 1941

(item 6) The Colonial Nursing Service, Colonial Office, Miscellaneous Number 501, ?1939

(item 7) Colonial Regulations being regulations for His Majesty's Colonial Service. Part I: Public Officers, Colonial Office, Colonial Number 88-I, 1939

(item 8) "Colonial Office Appointments", typescript report listing terms and conditions of employment, arranged alphabetically by territory, Aug 1936

(item 9) "Private Associations and Appointments Not Connected with the Colonial Office", typescript report listing terms and conditions of employment, arranged alphabetically by territory, Aug 1936

(item 10) The Colonial Service. General Conditions of Employment, Colonial Office, Miscellaneous Number 488, 3rd Edition, Jan 1940

(item 11) Malaya. Extract from Information as to The Conditions and Cost of Living in the Colonial Empire, Colonial Office, Colonial Number 136, 4th Edition, 1946

(item 12) Uganda. Extract from Information as to The Conditions and Cost of Living in the Colonial Empire, Colonial Office, Colonial Number 136, 4th Edition, 1946

(item 13) The Colonial Service Model Pensions Ordinance for Public Officers, Colonial Office, Miscellaneous Number 459, 2nd Edition, Apr 1940

(item 15) Recruitment for Service Overseas. Future Policy, Department of Technical Co-Operation, Cmnd. 1740, May 1962

(item 16) Opportunities Overseas for Nurses, Department of Technical Co-operation, 1964

Note: The King Edward Nurses "were organized as a South African Memorial to commemorate the life and aims of King Edward VII".

Nurses retiring allowance
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 132 / 5
1 Aug 1925-Dec 1935
Extent: 1 file (64 folios, 1 item)

Scope and Content:

Includes:

(fols. 1-59) correspondence with the Colonial Office (O. G. R. Williams, A. B. Acheson) about the Federated Superannuation Scheme for Nurses (FSSN), with related memoranda and ordinances of various colonial territories to provide for retiring allowances, 1 Aug 1925-Nov 1930

(fols. 60-63) Overseas Nursing Association printed circular letter and pamphlet, Aug 1934

(fol. 64) handwritten list of participating institutions, Dec 1935


Finance Sub-Committee: appointment fees
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 132 / 6
May 1933-Oct 1956
Extent: 1 file (38 folios)

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with the Colonial Office (E. R. Edmonds, Sir Charles J. Jeffries) about fees paid to the Overseas Nursing Association in respect of nurses recruited for service under colonial governments, and about the association's financial problems, Oct 1942-Oct 1954. The file also includes minutes of meetings and:

(fols. 1-2) memorandum on conditions of employment (selection of nurses, promotions, transfer, re-employment and fees), typescript, May 1933

(fols. 8-10) "Honorary Treasurer's Report" (Sir Richard Rankine), typescript, 1947

(fol. 11) memorandum on appointment fees placed before the Executive Committee, 12 Oct 1948

(fols. 22-24) income and expenditure account, 1950


Articles about nursing overseas, in typescript, with some proofs
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 132 / 7
c. 1933-1965
Extent: 1 file (73 folios)

Scope and Content:

(fols. 1-23) "Pioneer Maternity and Child Welfare Work in Rural Singapore 1927-1932" typescript report by I. M. M. Simmons, Senior Health Sister, Singapore, c. 1933

(fols. 24-30) "Newfoundland. Information about Climate", typescript, undated (seven copies)

(fols. 31-73) articles by Miss M. Gawan Taylor and others for various publications including Good Housekeeping, The Nursing Guide and Careers and Vocational Training, with related correspondence, 1949-1965


Press cuttings about the Overseas Nursing Association
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 132 / 8
Apr 1915-Sep 1949
Extent: 1 file (108 folios)

Scope and Content:

Press cuttings about the Overseas Nursing Association, chiefly from Nursing Notes and Midwives' Chronicle, including many accounts by nurses of their work overseas. Other publications include The Times, The Morning Post, Daily Mail, The Nursing Mirror and Midwives' Journal, Nursing Times, The Crown Colonist and various overseas newspapers. Filed under the following headings:

  • Bahamas
  • Bangkok
  • Ceylon
  • China
  • East Africa
  • Falkland Islands
  • Iraq
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Labrador
  • Malaya
  • Mauritius
  • Newfoundland
  • Nigeria
  • Palestine
  • Penang
  • Persia
  • Portugal
  • Shanghai
  • Sierra Leone
  • Spain
  • Tanganyika
  • West Africa
  • West Indies
  • Miscellaneous (nursing in general)
Note: Date in original handlist given as 22 Apr 1918-Sep 1949.

Overseas Nursing Association badges
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 133 / 1
1933-1948
Extent: 1 file (17 folios)

Scope and Content:

Notes, memoranda and minutes about the award of bronze and silver badges.


Recruitment of nurses in the dominions
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 133 / 2
1934-1958
Extent: 1 file (270 folios, 1 item)

Scope and Content:

Papers of the sub-committee appointed by the Overseas Nursing Association's Executive Committee to "consider the procedure for the recruitment of nurses from the Dominions for Service in the Colonies". Comprises:

fols. 1-5) report on the "Admission of Dominion-trained Nurses to the Colonial Nursing Service", presented to the Colonial Office by the Overseas Nursing Association's Executive Committee, Apr 1934

(fols. 6-8) notes about, and minutes of, the sub-committee, Feb 1945

(item 1) Information regarding appointments for women, Colonial Office, Colonial Service Recruitment Number 9, Mar 1945

(fols. 9-46) notes and reports of the sub-committee and correspondence with Miss M. Gawan Taylor, 12 Apr 1945-10 Oct 1947. Correspondents include the following:

  • Dame Katherine C. Watt, Chief Nursing Officer, Ministry of Health
  • Sister-in-charge, New Zealand Hospital, Haine, near Ramsgate
  • Colonial Office (Dr. Alexander M. Wilson Rae, G. G. Shute, Florence N. Udell)
  • Lady Clauson
  • Sir W. T. Southorn, Chairman of the sub-committee

(fols. 47-135) South Africa: correspondence, 22 Jan 1945-13 Nov 1953, about the appointment of representatives of the Overseas Nursing Association in South Africa. Correspondents include the following:

  • Colonial Office (F. R. Fairclough, E. R. Edmonds)
  • Dame Katherine C. Watt, Chief Nursing Officer, Ministry of Health
  • Miss B. G. Alexander, Florence Nightingale International Foundation
  • Miss M. E. Stoney, Matron-in-Chief, South Africa Military Nursing Service
  • Lady Harding, writing from Cape Town
  • Sybil M. Marwick, Inspectoress of Nursing Education in Cape Town
  • Miss M. G. Borcherds, Matron-in-Chief, Johannesburg Hospital
  • Gwen Buttery, Supervisor of Public Health, Pietermaritzburg
  • Miss M. G. Milne, writing from Clocolan, Orange Free State

(fols. 136-248) Australia: correspondence with Miss M. Gawan Taylor and Mrs. G. M. Hamblin, 18 Jun 1945-18 Jun 1958, about recruitment of nurses in Australia. Also correspondence with, and related papers about, individual nurses. Correspondents include the following:

  • Dominions Office (Maurice E. Antrobus, Sir Eric Machtig, Stuart MacLeod)
  • Colonial Office (G. G. Shute, Florence N. Udell)
  • Professor S. M. Wadham (and W. H. Maze), Dominions Liaison Officer for Colonial Service Appointments, University of Melbourne
  • Professor A. H. McDonald, New South Wales Liaison Officer for Colonial Service Appointments, University of Sydney
  • Margaret McNaughton, Secretary General, Royal Nursing Federation, Melbourne

(fols. 249-269) Australia: correspondence with Mrs. G. M. Hamblin, 18 May 1949-30 Dec 1952, about applications for nurses to work in Australia, with "Notes for Information of Representatives of the Overseas Nursing Association on Selection Committees in Australia", 14 Oct 1949. Correspondents include the following:

  • General Nursing Council for England and Wales (E. Jackson)
  • Colonial Office (E. R. Edmonds, Florence N. Udell, F. R. Fairclough, K. Minter)
  • Professor S. M. Wadham, Dominions Liaison Officer for Colonial Service Appointments, University of Melbourne
  • A. L. Moore, Representative in the UK for the Commonwealth Office of Education, Australia House, London

Roll of merit
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 133 / 3
[1937, 1966]
Extent: 1 file (3 items)

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

(item 1) Colonial Nursing Association Roll of Merit, listing 116 names and years of service, 1897-1937 [copy made by Archivist from framed Roll]

(items 2-3) Overseas Nursing Association Roll of Merit, listing 553 names and years of service, 1917-1966 (two copies)


Correspondence with the Colonial Office
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 133 / 4
1938-1948
Extent: 1 file (100 folios)

Scope and Content:

(fols. 1-5) letter from the Colonial Office (Charles J. Jeffries) about qualifications required for nursing sisters, with a memorandum summarising replies received from various colonial governments in this connection, 12 Nov 1938

(fols. 6-32) correspondence about the Colonial Office's proposal to create a Colonial Nursing Service, 12 Jan-17 Jul 1939, with:

  • memoranda on the "constitution and composition of service" and "observations of the committee of the Overseas Nursing Association"
  • copy of a circular despatch from Malcolm MacDonald to colonial governments proposing that "a unified Colonial Nursing Service should be brought into existence", 20 Jun 1939
  • The Colonial Nursing Service, Colonial Office, Miscellaneous Number 501, ?1939

(fols. 33-55) correspondence about procedure when colonial-born nurses of non-European descent apply for appointment, 26 Jun 1940-5 May 1943

(fols. 56-57) correspondence with the Ministry of Health about the appointment of a health visitor, 20-22 Aug 1941

(fols. 58-62) correspondence about recruitment of nurses for Colonial Service, and consultation between the Colonial Office and the Ministry of Health, 25 Sep-13 Nov 1941

(fols. 63-65) correspondence about deficiencies of maternity training, particularly for nurses going to Africa, 12 Oct-21 Dec 1942

(fols. 66-100) correspondence and related papers about the recruitment of sister tutors and midwifery qualifications, including copies of a circular despatch sent by the Secretary of State for the Colonies (Arthur Creech Jones) "to all Colonies, Protectorates and Mandated Territories" with a note summarising replies received, 24 Jan 1947-21 Oct 1948


Obituary notices and related papers
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 133 / 5
1941-1957
Extent: 1 file (67 folios)

Scope and Content:

Obituary notices and related papers about the following:

(fols. 1-4) Ethel, Lady MacDonald, died 20 Mar 1941

(fols. 5-6) Lady Novar, died 9 Apr 1941

(fols. 7-9) Sir Reginald Antrobus, died 29 Jul 1942

(fol. 10) Alice, Lady Grey, died 22 Sep 1944

(fol. 11) The Dowager Lady Plumer, died 18 May 1941

(fols. 12-16) Lady Antrobus, died 9 Sep 1944

(fols. 17-21) Princess Beatrice, died 26 Oct 1944

(fols. 22-28) Dame Rosalind Paget, died 19 Aug 1948

(fol. 29) Honorable Mrs. Alfred Lyttelton (Dame Edith Lyttelton), died 2 Sep 1948

(fols. 30-38) Lady Piggott, died 13 Mar 1949

(fols. 39-40) Dame Maud McCarthy, died 1 Apr 1949

(fols. 41-42) Sir Stanley Fisher, died 28 May 1949

(fols. 43-48) Lady Harding, died Apr 1950

(fols. 49-50) Sir Samuel Wilson, died 5 Aug 1950

(fols. 51-53) Charlotte, Lady Inverclyde, died 24 Jul 1951

(fols. 54-56) Leo Amery, died 16 Sep 1955

(fols. 57-67) Mary E. Carnegie, died 17 May 1957


Miscellaneous papers
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 133 / 6
1950
Extent: 1 file (124 folios)

Scope and Content:

(fols. 1-27) "Descriptive Notes on Colonies" supplied by matrons for the information of candidates for Queen Elizabeth's Colonial Nursing Service, concerning Aden, British Guiana, Cyprus, The Gambia, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Kenya, Nigeria, North Borneo, Northern Rhodesia, Sarawak, Somaliland and Uganda, [1950]

(fols. 28-124) correspondence with the Colonial Office (K. Minter) and copies of memoranda from various colonial governments about nursing work and hospital development in their respective territories. In addition to those listed above the following are included: British Honduras, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Grenada, Nyasaland, St. Lucia, Sierra Leone, Tanganyika and Zanzibar, 3 Feb-25 Oct 1950


Correspondence relating to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 133 / 7
29 Apr 1953-30 Aug 1966
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Correspondence relating to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, who became Patron of the Overseas Nursing Association in 1953. Correspondents include the Earl of Athlone and Lord Milverton (Presidents of the Overseas Nursing Association), Her Majesty's Private Secretaries (Oliver Dawney, Sir Martin Gilliat) and the Secretary of the Overseas Nursing Association (Mrs. G. M. Hamblin).


Applicants, recruitment and closure of the Overseas Nursing Association
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 133 / 8
1956-1966
Extent: 1 file (75 folios)

Scope and Content:

(fols. 1-68) annual lists of applicants for overseas posts, 1956-1966

(fols. 69-74) notes concerning Overseas Nursing Association recruitment, 25 Jan-1 Sep 1966

(fol. 75) letter from The Crown Agents for Oversea Governments and Administrations to Mrs. G. M. Hamblin expressing regret at the closure of the Overseas Nursing Association, 7 Sep 1966

I   Territorial files 1, 1908-1963


Scope and Content:

Correspondence and miscellaneous papers.


Ceylon Nursing Association
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 134 / 1
24 Mar 1908-1939
Extent: 1 file (30 folios, 2 items)

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

(fols. 1-16) papers relating to "Lady McCallum's appeal for funds for the extension of the Hatton Nursing Home, Ceylon", 1908

(items 1-2) printed annual reports of the association for the years 1925 and 1938

(fols. 17-26) correspondence and notes about Miss Bridger, the Matron, 1927

(fols. 27-30) "general information for nurses who may consider joining" the Ceylon Nursing Association, typescript with related correspondence, 1927-1928


Ceylonese nurses training in England
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 134 / 2
27 Sep 1927-16 Aug 1932
Extent: 1 file (250 folios, 3 items)
Organizational History:

In 1927 the Ceylon Government asked the Colonial Office to arrange for six Ceylonese women to receive nursing training in England. Thirty seven hospitals were approached (fols. 16-17) with three agreeing to take two each; these were Guy's Hospital, the General Hospital in Birmingham and the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. At the request of the Colonial Office, the Overseas Nursing Association agreed to undertake responsibility for the nurses – their reception on arrival and supervision during training.


Scope and Content:

Correspondence is chiefly with the Colonial Office (Leo Amery, Sir G. Grindle, H. R. Cowell), the matrons of the hospitals and the Ceylonese nurses. Printed items comprise:

(item 1) Guy's Hospital. Syllabus of Training in Nursing, GHN 37, ?1927

(item 2) Announcement of International Courses offered by the League of Red Cross Societies in conjunction with Bedford College for Women, University of London, and The College of Nursing, London, session 1931-1932

(item 3) examination schedule of the Central Midwives Board, 1931-1932


Joseph Fraser Nursing Home, Colombo, Ceylon
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 134 / 3
2 Nov 1927-16 Jun 1928
Extent: 1 file (31 folios)

Scope and Content:

Correspondence between Lady Antrobus and Mrs. Cockshott (the Matron) about sending nurses to Ceylon.


Shanghai Municipal Council and Country Hospital
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 134 / 4
2 Jun 1913-1 Mar 1949
Extent: 1 file (64 folios, 5 items)

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with John Pook & Co. (London Agents for the Municipal Council of Shanghai) and the Foreign Office (F. G. A. Butler, George Mounsey) about the appointment of nurses and conditions in China, particularly Shanghai. With related papers including handwritten notes "for nurses going to Shanghai" written by Miss Summerskill (1929) and notes made following visits to the Overseas Nursing Association by Dr. Gauntlett (private practice in Shanghai), 15 Dec 1932, and Dr. Jordan (Commissioner of Health, Shanghai), 19 Dec 1933 and 4 Nov 1937.


Cyprus
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 134 / 5
Jun 1915-29 Nov 1950
Extent: 1 file (161 folios, 7 items)

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with the Colonial Office (Sir G. Grindle, H. J. Read, ) about the appointment of nursing staff for government hospitals and the establishment of rural health units. Also, correspondence with Dr. R. I. Cheverton (Director of Medical Services, Nicosia) about recruitment of tuberculosis nurses, 1945. Printed items include:

  • (item 3) Cyprus - The Oldest and Newest British Colony, article by Major E. W. Polson Newman reprinted from The Empire Review, Nov 1927
  • (item 5) Handbook of the Medical Department, 1938
  • (item 6) Medical & Sanitary Report 1941, 1942


Hong Kong
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 134 / 6
21 Aug 1923-19 Oct 1954
Extent: 1 file (145 folios, 5 items)

Scope and Content:

Correspondence, chiefly with the Colonial Office (Sir G. Grindle, G. E. J. Gent, Walter D. Ellis, H. R. Cowell, E. R. Edmonds, A. N. Galsworthy), about the appointment of nursing staff, both for hospital and private work. Also despatches between governors (Sir C. Clementi, W. Peel, W. T. Southorn, E. F. Norton) and secretaries of state for the colonies (Leo Amery, Baron Passfield) discussing conditions of service. Printed items include the nurses registration ordinance of 1931, and regulations made under that ordinance.


Egypt
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 134 / 7
Dec 1947-19 Apr 1963
Extent: 1 file (64 folios)

Scope and Content:

Memoranda and correspondence about the appointment, conditions of service and insurance of nursing staff. Correspondents include:

  • Dr. A. Hosam El Din, Director of the Egyptian Education Bureau, London
  • Universities Hospitals, Cairo (Dr. M. Tewfik, Enid M. Baker)
  • Aly Khashaba, Minister in charge of Consular Affairs, London
  • Dr. Margaret Suttill, Director of the Medical Department at the British Council (and others), about the request of the Ministry of War, Cairo, for nurses for the Armed Forces in the United Arab Republic, 1961-1963

J   Territorial files 2, 1899-1966


Scope and Content:

These papers were received by the Oxford Colonial Records Project in 19 folders all marked "Miscellaneous". They were probably selected from territorial files as being of interest when other papers were destroyed, and have been re-filed under territorial headings. On some papers dates were inscribed in ink but these are not always correct.

The papers consist of correspondence between the Colonial Office and the Overseas Nursing Association, including copies of despatches between governors and secretaries of state for the colonies, about various appointments and conditions of service in the various territories, related notes and memoranda, and letters from nurses to the secretary of the Overseas Nursing Association describing their work in these territories. Other topics and papers are noted below.

J.1   Oceania, Newfoundland and South America, 1910-1966


Falkland Islands
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 135 / 1
22 Mar 1910-6 Jul 1948
Extent: 1 file (68 folios, 4 items)

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with the Colonial Office (H. J. Read, G. Grindle, W. Ormsby Gore, L. B. Freeston, A. B. Acheson, F. R. Fairclough) about the appointment of nurses and proposals for nurses partially trained in the colony to complete their training in the UK. Includes copies of despatches from governors (John Middleton, Arnold Hodson) and (single) letters from the matrons of Guy's Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington (Emily MacManus, Miss M. G. Milne).

Printed items comprise:

(item 1) 'The Falkland Islands and its Dependencies', paper by W. L. Allardyce to be read at a meeting of the Royal Colonial Institute, 22 Mar 1910

(items 2-3) 'The History of the Falkland Islands', pamphlet, undated (c. 1945)

(item 4) A short notice, historical and descriptive, in regard to the Falkland Islands prepared on the occasion of the Centenary of the Colony in 1933, pamphlet by J. M. Ellis, c. 1933


St. Helena
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 135 / 2
27 Oct 1914-12 Aug 1965
Extent: 1 file (54 folios, 2 items)

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with the Colonial Office (G. Grindle, L. B. Freeston, J. B. Sidebotham, O. G. R. Williams) and copies of despatches from the governor (C. H. Harper) about the appointment of nurses. With letters from nurses (some copies) describing nursing experiences (25 Dec 1923-1964) and ordinances relating to nursing sisters' retiring allowances (1928, 1937).

Printed items include Dr. Philippa Esdaile's report on St. Helena (Oct 1937) which was presented to the Advisory Committee on Education in the Colonies, with covering letter from the Colonial Office (C. A. Grossmith).

The final item in the file is a job description for nursing vacancies at Cable and Wireless' branch on Ascension Island and at their Engineering Institute in Porthcurno, Cornwall (12 Aug 1965).


Mauritius
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 135 / 3
1919-10 Sep 1952
Extent: 1 file (72 folios, 5 items)

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with the Colonial Office (Sir G. Grindle) and copies of despatches from the governor (Sir Hesketh Bell) about the appointment of nurses. With letters describing nursing experiences (1 Jul ?1926, 17 Jan ?1928) and an ordinance relating to nurses' and matrons' retiring allowance (1927). Also included are:

(item 1) twenty second annual report of the Mauritius Branch of the Overseas Nursing Association, 1919

(item 2) Information for the Overseas Settlement Committee, 1928

(item 3) Mauritius. Extract from Information as to The Conditions and Cost of Living in the Colonial Empire, Colonial Office, Colonial Number 136, 3rd Edition, 1937

(item 4) Mauritius. Extract from Information as to The Conditions and Cost of Living in the Colonial Empire, Colonial Office, Colonial Number 136, 5th Edition, 1948

(item 5) report of the annual meeting of The Mauritius Bureau and War Fund held on 21 Oct 1948

(fols. 63-72) talk on Mauritius by Sir Hilary Blood, radio script, 1952


Seychelles
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 135 / 4
24 Mar 1944-Feb 1961
Extent: 1 file (7 folios)

Scope and Content:

Three letters from the Colonial Office and two printed items, including:

(fols. 2-3) Seychelles. Extract from Information as to The Conditions and Cost of Living in the Colonial Empire, Colonial Office, Colonial Number 136, 5th Edition, 1948

(fols. 6-7) 'Midwifery in other Lands: The Seychelles Islands', article by Cyril Elwood from the Midwives Chronicle and Nursing Notes, Feb 1961


Pacific Islands
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 135 / 5
1951-1966
Extent: 1 file (12 folios, 3 items)

Scope and Content:

Printed material and photographs relating to the British Solomon Islands, Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Papua and New Guinea, and Fiji. Comprises:

(fol. 1) typescript list of terms and conditions, British Solomon Islands, 1951

(fols. 2-5) four photographs of hospital staff and patients, Honiara, British Solomon Islands, undated (c. 1950s)

(fol. 6) 'Midwifery in Melanesia...from the Hospital of the Epiphany, Melanesian Mission, British Solomon Islands Protectorate', article by Marion L. Curtis from The Nursing Mirror and Midwives' Journal, 20 Dec 1957

(fols. 7-7a) typescript account of a "tour to Auki, Fauambu, Ma'alu and Nafinua", British Solomon Islands, describing hospital conditions, 26 Jan 1963

(item 1, fol. 8) Guide to Conditions in the Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony (Jun 1962), with compliment slip from the Assistant Resident Commissioner

(item 2) Guide to Conditions in the Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony, Dec 1964

(fols. 9-12) job advertisement for nursing appointments in Papua and New Guinea, 1964

(item 3) terms and conditions of service for the information of candidates for appointment from overseas, photocopied pamphlet, Fiji, ?1966


Newfoundland
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 135 / 6
8 Apr 1925-7 Apr 1954
Extent: 1 file (36 folios, 1 item)

Scope and Content:

Correspondence chiefly with the Newfoundland Outport Nursing & Industrial Association (Lady E. Muriel Anderson, Eleanor Macpherson) about the decision of the Commission of Government "to incorporate NONIA in a general scheme for a Newfoundland Nursing Service to be organized under the direction of the Health Department". With memoranda and press cuttings on nursing and:

(fols. 1-5) a letter from a nurse describing experiences in Newfoundland, 8 Apr 1925

(fols. 21-23) notes made following a visit to the Overseas Nursing Association by Mr. H. J. A. MacDermott (Department of Public Health & Welfare), 22 Apr 1936

(item 1) Morley Richards' articles on Newfoundland from the Daily Express, Mar 1939


South America
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 135 / 7
12 Jul 1921-26 Oct 1945, 1959
Extent: 1 file (71 folios, 1 item)

Scope and Content:

Correspondence, notes and memoranda chiefly relating to the British & American Hospital in Valparaiso, Chile. Includes correspondence with the hospital and the Foreign Office, letters from a nurse describing experiences (5 Jun 1927-15 Jun 1928) and notes made following visits to the Overseas Nursing Association by Dr. H. Morgan (Surgeon in Charge), 28 Sep 1929, and by A. Ford-Robertson (recent Chairman of the Hospital) and Gertrude Brace (former Matron), 26 Oct 1945. Other items in the file comprise:

(fols. 4-8) memorandum about "private nursing in Guatemala" by Miss E. C. Matheson, 1921

(item 1) brochure about the history of the British Hospital at Montevideo, Uruguay (in Spanish), 1959

J.2   Africa, 1911-1966


East Africa
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 136 / 1
27 Nov 1911-7 May 1966
Extent: 1 file (274 folios, 14 items)

Scope and Content:

Correspondence, memoranda, leaflets and press cuttings relating to nursing appointments, pensions, terms and conditions of service, in Kenya, Tanganyika, Uganda, Zanzibar, Nyasaland and Northern Rhodesia. Correspondence is chiefly with the Colonial Office (Henry Lambert, H. J. Read, Sir G. Grindle, L. B. Freeston, R. A. Wiseman, G. F. Seel, Harold T. Allen, J. E. W. Flood, Charles J. Jeffries, F. R. Fairclough,G. B. Cartland) but also includes letters from:

  • Major G. J. Keane, Director of Medical and Sanitary Services, Uganda
  • Eldoret European Hospital Committee, Kenya (G. E. King, J. H. Phillips)
  • Eldoret European Hospital, Kenya (J. Rawland, R. S. McCulloch)
  • Sir George Smith, Governor of Nyasaland
  • Mombasa European Hospital Committee, Kenya (G. P. Codrington Ball)
  • Mombasa European Hospital, Kenya (Jane Walden)
  • Mrs. A. Breeks (former Overseas Nursing Association nurse) about experiences as wife of medical officer in Tanganyika (1921)
  • Adèle Talbot, nurse serving with the Nyasaland Field Force (1911)
  • Beatrice Buck, describing nursing experiences in Northern Rhodesia (1926-1927)
  • nurse in Kenya to the Editor of The Nursing Mirror and Midwives' Journal written in response to articles in the British Press that Kenya is a "dangerous place in which to live" (1961)

Other items include:

(fols. 69, 110-111, 208) notes made following visits to the Overseas Nursing Association by Dr. Gilks (Principal Medical Officer, Kenya), 25 Sep 1929, Dr. W. H. Kauntze (Director of Medical Services, Uganda), 16 May 1934, and Mrs. S. H. M. Simpson (Chairman of the House Committee, Mombasa European Hospital), 1 Sep 1950

(fols. 86-90) copy memorandum on "The Position of Some Women in the Colonial Service (with special regard to Kenya Colony)" by Dr. Mrs. Michael Shaw, National Council for Equal Citizenship, ?1933

(item 1) The Lady Grigg Welfare League. Incorporating Child Welfare, Maternity and Nursing in Kenya, pamphlet appealing for funds, Jan 1927

(items 2-4) Model Pensions Ordinance for European Officers serving in the East African Dependencies, Colonial Office, African (East) Number 1107, Apr 1927 (three copies)

(items 6-7) Information regarding Appointments for Nursing Sisters in the East African Dependencies (Kenya, Uganda, Nyasaland, Zanzibar, Tanganyika Territory, and Northern Rhodesia), Colonial Office, African (East) Number 1086, 7th edition, Aug 1930 (two copies)

(items 8-9) Information regarding Appointments for Nursing Sisters in the East African Dependencies (Kenya, Uganda, Nyasaland, Zanzibar, Tanganyika Territory, and Northern Rhodesia), Colonial Office, African (East) Number 1086, 8th edition, Apr 1937 (two copies)

(item 10) A Letter To Susan. Being an account of the Day-to-Day Life of a Farmer's Wife in Kenya in War Time, British Commonwealth Leaflet, Series C: "How the other half lives", Number 6, ?1944

(item 11) Kenya. Extract from Information as to The Conditions and Cost of Living in the Colonial Empire, Colonial Office, Colonial Number 136, 4th Edition, 1946

(item 12) Zanzibar. Extract from Information as to The Conditions and Cost of Living in the Colonial Empire, Colonial Office, Colonial Number 136, 4th Edition, 1946

(item 13) report of the European and Asian Salaries Committee, Nairobi Municipal Council, 24 Nov 1948

(fols. 233-236) "Queen Elizabeth's Oversea Nursing Service in Uganda", memorandum by Rosaland Flagg, with accompanying letter from the Colonial Office, 1955

(fols. 239-245) "Some Impressions After Two Years Welfare Work Among the Nandi Tribe in Kenya", memorandum, author unknown, ?1959

(item 14) Christmas card showing aerial photograph of New Mulago Hospital with Makerere Medical School and part of Old Mulago Hospital in the background, 1965


South Africa and the High Commission Territories
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 136 / 2
2 Apr 1919-19 Nov 1959
Extent: 1 file (35 folios)

Scope and Content:

Correspondence and memoranda on nursing conditions in Basutoland, Bechuanaland and Swaziland including 'Basutoland', an article by Florence M. E. Pepper (Matron of Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Maseru) from The Nursing Mirror and Midwives' Journal, Sep 1959. Correspondents include:

  • E. C. F. Garraway, Resident Commissioner of Basutoland
  • secretary of The King Edward VII Order of Nurses, Cape Town
  • Commonwealth Relations Office (L. H. Gorsuch, John Chadwick, Miss A. D. Rutter)

West Africa
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 136 / 3
17 Nov 1921-Oct 1963
Extent: 1 file (173 folios, 10 items)

Scope and Content:

Correspondence and related papers about nursing in Nigeria and the Cameroons, the Gold Coast (Ghana), Sierra Leone and The Gambia. With memoranda, leaflets and questionnaires about conditions of service in these territories. Correspondents include nurses, medical departments and the Colonial Office (H. J. Read, Walter D. Ellis, Alex Fiddian, J. E. W. Flood, F. R. Fairclough, John A. Calder, A. G. H. Smart, C. Strachey, J. E. King, W. H. Hart).

Related papers include:

(fols. 22-29) minutes of a meeting between the Colonial Office and the Overseas Nursing Association, held to discuss the "conditions of service of nursing sisters in West Africa", 7 Apr 1927, with related letter and memorandum

(item 1) The Gold Coast, booklet, ?1929

(item 2) Passage and Leave Rules for European Officers in West Africa, Colonial Office, African (West) Number 1140, Jul 1931

(fol. 77) notes made following a visit to the Overseas Nursing Association by Dr. Cicely Williams (working in the Gold Coast), Nov 1932

(item 3) The Colonial Service. Information for the use of Candidates for Appointments on the West African Nursing Staff, Colonial Office, African (West) Number 692, 24th Edition, Aug 1937

(items 4-5) Leave and Passage Regulations for European Officers in West Africa, Colonial Office, African (West) Number 1140, 3rd Edition, Jul 1938 (two copies)

(item 6) The life of a West African Cocoa Farmer by A son of one of them, British Commonwealth Leaflet, Series C: "How the other half lives", Number 2, ?1943

(item 7) Mary Kingsley (1862-1900), British Commonwealth Leaflet, Series A: "Pioneers who served", Number 1, ?1945

(fols. 101-114) "Training of Hospital Nurses on the Gold Coast", copy memorandum by J. Balfour Kirk (Director of Medical Services), 15 Feb 1943 (two copies), with covering letter from the Colonial Office and reply from the Overseas Nursing Association, Apr 1944

(item 8) "Medical facilities in Sierra Leone with particular reference to the prospects of employment for Nurses qualified for inclusion in the UK State Register", memorandum by a committee of the Sierra Leone Student Union (UK), Aug 1951

(items 9-10) two issues of the Daily Graphic newspaper containing articles about the asylum in Accra, Ghana, 5 and 6 Feb 1957

(fols. 148-149) summary report by Miss Hale, H. V. Tutor, Battersea, on her visit to The Gambia under the World Health Organisation, 26 Jul-27 Aug 1956

(fol. 173) Physical Therapy in Hansen's Disease in Eastern Nigeria, article by Hugh MacLean reprinted from Rehabilitation Literature, Oct 1963


British Somaliland
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 136 / 4
10 Apr 1947-23 Feb 1953
Extent: 1 file (19 folios)

Scope and Content:

Correspondence and related papers about nursing in British Somaliland. Includes a "Note by the Director of Public Works in British Somaliland on General Living Conditions in the Protectorate with a Special Section relating to the Public Works Department", Dec 1948.


Sudan
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 136 / 5
1954-Aug 1956
Extent: 1 file (51 folios, 1 item)

Scope and Content:

Memoranda (mainly about midwifery training), two letters from members of the Sudan Medical Service (including Dr. E. P. Pratt, Consulting Physician to the Sudan Government) and a pamphlet on The Equipment of the Trained Midwife compiled by staff of the Midwives Training School, Sudan Medical Service (in English and Arabic), ?1952.

J.3   The Far East, c. 1913-1964


Straits Settlements
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 137 / 1
c. 1913-21 Feb 1964
Extent: 1 file (117 folios, 6 items)

Scope and Content:

Correspondence, memoranda, press cuttings and related papers relating to nursing in the Straits Settlements. Correspondence is chiefly with the Colonial Office (H. Beckett, Walter D. Ellis, H. R. Cowell) and includes copies of their correspondence with the Women Sanitary Inspectors' and Health Visitors' Association in London (Hilda M. Gray). Other correspondents include:

  • Municipal Health Office, Singapore
  • Ministry of Health, Singapore
  • Peirce & Williams Chartered Civil Engineers (agents for the Municipal Commissioners of Penang)
  • Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore (Miss D. Cowsill)
  • nurses describing experiences including [E. N.] Bruce describing nursing experiences in Singapore and Malaya (with photograph), 1925-1929

The papers include:

(fols. 2-5) account by a nurse of a "round trip Penang to Japan", ?1913

(fols. 82-83) notes made following a visit to the Overseas Nursing Association by Miss Petrie (Staff Nurse in Shanghai), 16 Mar 1939

(item 2) rules and regulations of Bangkok Nursing Home, 1960

(item 6) brochure about Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore, 1960

(fols. 88-92) circular letter from the War Office about the need for nursing officers for the Civil Affairs Staff "of certain Far Eastern territories, when they are liberated from Japanese occupation" and calling for applications, Jul 1945


Hong Kong
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 137 / 2
15 Dec 1916-10 Sep 1963
Extent: 1 file (47 folios)

Scope and Content:

Includes:

(fols. 1-8, 17-39) memoranda and correspondence about Matilda (and War Memorial) Hospital including correspondence with J. R. Jones, J. Howard Montgomery and John Pook & Co. (London Agents), 15 Dec 1916-28 Dec 1950

(fols. 9-11) letter from the principal matron, Medical Department, about changes in nursing staff, 27 Nov 1926

(fols. 12-15) memorandum describing "a picnic to the Grove Temple at Shan hai Kwan, China", author and date unknown

(fol. 40) article about Hong Kong by Marjorie Fogg, Superintendent Physiotherapist, Medical Department, reprinted from Physiotherapy, May 1957

(fols. 41-47) press release about Queen Elizabeth Hospital, with compliment slip from Ann Reid, Hong Kong Government Office, London, Sep 1963


Borneo
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 137 / 3
23 Feb 1921-1962
Extent: 1 file (41 folios, 2 items)

Scope and Content:

Papers relating to North Borneo, Sarawak and Brunei, comprising:

(fols. 1-32, item 1) North Borneo:

  • two letters from the British North Borneo Company, 23 Feb 1921-1 Aug 1941
  • Information relating to the State of North Borneo, pamphlet issued by the British North Borneo (Chartered) Company, 1927
  • letter from a nurse describing nursing experiences, 29 Oct 1928
  • copy of a questionnaire about Jesselton Civil Hospital completed by the nurse-matron and the principal medical officer, Jul 1932
  • two forms of agreement, 1936 and 1941
  • "Information as to the Condition and Cost of Living in the Colonial Empire: North Borneo", 14 May 1948 (two copies)
  • press cutting from the Daily Telegraph about the Borneo landings, specifically the experiences of nurse Jean Scott, 1962

(fols. 33-36, item 2) Sarawak:

  • letter from the matron of the hospital at Kuching giving information about Sarawak, 23 Oct 1948
  • Sarawak Tribune newspaper, 5 Dec 1957, containing a report on the new mental hospital

(fols. 37-41) Brunei:

  • letter from the Colonial Office (K. G. Ashton) and the General Hospital (Miss W. A. B. Holland) about nursing vacancies, 12 Jul 1948-22 Apr 1957

Ceylon
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 137 / 4
11 May 1916-22 Nov 1947
Extent: 1 file (94 folios)

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with the Colonial Office (H. R. Cowell, L. B. Freeston, A. J. Dawe, A. B. Acheson, Anthony Bevin, Dr. A. J. O'Brien, J. B. Sidebotham, F. D. Webber) and the Department of Medical and Sanitary Services (J. F. E. Bridger, Dr. R. Briercliffe) about nursing appointments in the General Hospital, Colombo; Kandy Hospital; Lady Havelock Hospital; Nuwara Eliya Hospital; Lunatic Asylum in Angoda and a training home for nurses in Colombo. With a few letters from nurses describing their experiences. Also:

(fols. 40, 49-55) press cuttings about nursing (mainly recruitment) taken from the Ceylon Daily News and The Times of Ceylon, Nov 1930-Jun 1934

(fol. 17) notes made following a visit to the Overseas Nursing Association by Dr. Bridger, 8 Nov 1928

(fol. 43) map of Ceylon "shewing Health Districts by Utilizing Chief Headmen's Boundaries", Ceylon Survey Department, 1932

(fols. 67-68) notes made following a visit to the Overseas Nursing Association by the matron of Kandy Hospital, 7 Oct 1937

(fols. 74-75) notes made following a visit to the Overseas Nursing Association by Dr. Gunasekera (Director of Medical Services), 30 Jun 1938


India
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 137 / 5
27 Sep 1948-18 Dec 1959
Extent: 1 file (18 folios, 1 item)

Scope and Content:

(fols. 1-16, item 1) correspondence, memoranda and photograph album about the Georgina McRobert Memorial Hospital, Kanpur (Cawnpore), including notes made following a visit to the Overseas Nursing Association by Miss Beeson (the matron), 27 Sep 1948, and two letters from a nurse describing experiences, 25 Mar-28 Aug 1952

(fols. 17-18) 'State Nursing Superintendent in Assam', article by Amy Bullock from the Nursing Times, 18 Dec 1959

J.4   The West Indies, 1915-1965

Arrangement: The files are listed in alphabetical order.

Bahamas
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 138 / 1
17 May 1929-Jan 1965
Extent: 1 file (35 folios)

Scope and Content:

Memoranda and correspondence chiefly about the Bahamas General Hospital (later the Princess Margaret Hospital) and the Sandilands Mental Hospital. With a press cutting describing Princess Margaret's visit to the Bahamas General Hospital in 1955.


Bermuda
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 138 / 2
23 Jun 1921-4 Jul 1950
Extent: 1 file (45 folios)

Scope and Content:

Memoranda, press cuttings and correspondence chiefly about the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. Correspondents include the secretary of the Hospital and the Colonial Office (H. R. Cowell, R. Darnley). Also:

(fols. 19-24) memorandum on "Life in Bermuda", signed "PIM", Mar 1932

(fol. 43) notes made following a visit to the Overseas Nursing Association by Mrs. Tucker (wife of Dr. [W. E.] Tucker), 4 Dec 1935

(fol. 45) notes made following a visit to the Overseas Nursing Association by Miss Underhill (Matron of King Edward VII Memorial Hospital), 4 Jul 1950


British Guiana
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 138 / 3
31 Dec 1920-27 Nov 1964
Extent: 1 file (106 folios, 3 items)

Scope and Content:

Memoranda, press cuttings, reports and correspondence chiefly about the Public Hospitals in Berbice and Georgetown and the Infant Welfare Centre in Georgetown. Correspondence is mainly with the Colonial Office (Sir G. Grindle, J. B. Sidebotham, H. F. Downie, L. J. Brearley, F. R. Fairclough). The printed items comprise:

(item 1) seventeenth annual report of The British Guiana Infant Welfare & Maternity League, 1930

(item 2) twenty fourth annual report of The British Guiana Society for the Prevention and Treatment of Tuberculosis, 1930

(item 3) envelope of cuttings from local newspapers about hospital conditions in 1948


British Honduras
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 138 / 4
26 Aug 1919-14 Jun 1945
Extent: 1 file (41 folios)

Scope and Content:

Correspondence and memoranda chiefly about the Government Hospital in Belize. Correspondence is mainly with the Colonial Office (H. J. Read, L. B. Freeston) but also includes copy letters from the governor (Sir Eyre Hutson) and from two nurses describing their experiences.

The file also contains three reports of The British Honduras Infant Welfare League:

(fols. 20-22) seventh annual report, Apr 1934-Mar 1935

(fols. 30-33) tenth annual report, Apr 1937-Mar 1938

(fols. 23-26) eleventh report, Apr-Dec 1938


Jamaica
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 138 / 5
1 Jan 1916-1962
Extent: 1 file (84 folios, 3 items)

Scope and Content:

Correspondence and memoranda about the Kingston Public Hospital, Victoria Jubilee Lying-in Hospital, Tuberculosis Hospital, Mental Hospital and the Bellevue Hospital in Kingston. Correspondents include the Colonial Office (Sir G. Grindle, F. R. Fairclough), the governor (Sir R. E. Stubbs, Sir Edward Denham, A. F. Richards) and a letter from the superintending medical officer (J. E. Ker).

The file also contains:

(fol. 14) notes made following a visit to the Overseas Nursing Association by Mrs. Jelf (wife of the Colonial Secretary of Jamaica), 25 Jul 1927

(fol. 16) notes made following a visit to the Overseas Nursing Association by Dr. B. M. Wilson (retiring Principal Medical Officer), 21 Dec 1932

(item 1) Rules and Regulations of the Victoria Lying-In Hospital by T. J. Hallinan, Superintending Medical Officer, Mar 1934

(fols. 43-60, item 2) two letters from the Matron of the Kingston Public Hospital (Alice Walton) enclosing copies of training material (syllabi, specimen examination papers and a ward chart), 1945-1947

(fols. 70-73) two letters from the Matron of Bellevue Hospital (E. L. M. Thorpe) about the training of nurses, 23 Mar 1957-5 May 1959

(fols. 75-84, item 3) papers of the Jamaica General Trained Nurses' Association comprising:

  • invitation to the official opening of Mary Seacole House in Kingston (the association's headquarters), 23 Nov 1960
  • Christmas card with image of Mary Seacole House, 1960
  • three newsletters, Dec 1960, Mar 1961, May 1962
  • sixteenth annual report, 1961-1962


Leeward Islands
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 138 / 6
3 Jun 1918-31 Mar 1950
Extent: 1 file (139 folios, 6 items)

Scope and Content:

Correspondence and memoranda about nursing appointments and the standardisation of nurses pay and leave in Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, St. Kitts (St. Christopher), Nevis, Montserrat and the Virgin Islands. Correspondence is chiefly with the Colonial Office (Sir G. Grindle, H. J. Read, L. B. Freeston, S. M. Campbell, H. Beckett, F. R. Fairclough, L. J. Brearley, W. D. Greavey, D. Smith) but also includes (single) letters from the General Nursing Council for England and Wales, J. A. Burdon (Administrator of St Kitts and Nevis) and his wife K. Burdon. There are also copy despatches from governors (Sir Eustace Fiennes, Sir G. J. Lethem, Sir Grattan Bushe) and from the administrator of Dominica (E. C. Eliot).

The file also includes:

(fols. 15-21) memorandum on leave for nursing staff, with covering letter from the Colonial Office saying that it summarises "the replies received from the Governors of the West Indian Colonies and of the Falkland Islands to the proposals put to them for improving the leave of absence privileges granted to nurses", 24 Jun 1921

(item 1) List of Graded Clerical Officers and Nursing Sisters in the Leeward Islands, Apr 1930

(item 3) Annual Report on the Social and Economic Progress of the People of the Leeward Islands 1938, being the annual Colonial Report, Number 1934, 1940

(item 4) Leeward Islands. Extract from Information as to The Conditions and Cost of Living in the Colonial Empire, Colonial Office, Colonial Number 136, 4th Edition, 1946

(item 5) Report on the Working of the Barbados General Hospital for the year 1945-1946

(item 6) envelope containing eight photographs of people in Barbados, with captions, 1948

(fols. 130-135) specimen examination papers, Barbados General Hospital, 1948


Trinidad and Tobago
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 138 / 7
25 Jun 1915-16 Aug 1957
Extent: 1 file (102 folios)

Scope and Content:

Correspondence, memoranda and press cuttings concerned mainly with the colonial hospitals at Port of Spain and San Fernando. Correspondence is chiefly with Colonial Office (H. J. Read, H. R. Cowell, H. Beckett, Henry Moore, P. Rogers, F. R. Fairclough) but there are also letters from the Surgeon General (K. S. Wise), the Colonial Secretary (A. W. Seymour) and copy despatches from governors (H. A. Byatt, A. C. Hollis, Hubert Young).

The file also includes:

(fol. 61) photograph showing presentation being made to Mrs. [Morris], late Sister Tutor, by nurses of the colonial hospital, Port of Spain, Aug 1941

(fols. 33-42, 92-94) press cuttings from The Trinidad Guardian and The Port of Spain Gazette about the Medical Reorganisation Committee, 1934-1935, 1944

(fol. 101) 'District Nursing in the West Indies', article by Olwen Lawton from The Nursing Mirror and Midwives' Journal, 19 Apr 1957

(fol. 102) 'Mental Hospital in British West Indies', article about St. Ann's Mental Hospital by G. H. Drew from the The Nursing Mirror and Midwives' Journal, 16 Aug 1957


Windward Islands
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 138 / 8
22 Sep 1916-Apr 1963
Extent: 1 file (67 folios, 1 item)

Scope and Content:

Correspondence, memoranda and press cuttings about nursing appointments at hospitals in Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia and St. Vincent. Correspondence is chiefly with the Colonial Office (H. R. Cowell, Sir G. Grindle, H. J. Read, F. R. Fairclough, D. Smith).

The file also includes ordinances relating to nurses' retiring allowance and an article about the new tuberculosis wing at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Dominica.


British West Indies
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 138 / 9
1948
Extent: 1 file (2 items)

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

(item 1) paper listing "Conditions of Service of Nursing Staffs [sic] in Hospitals" in the British West Indies, 31 Jul 1948, with compliment slip from the Colonial Office, 1 Oct 1948. Contains details about hospitals in:

  • Barbados: General Hospital
  • British Guiana: Public Hospitals in Georgetown and New Amsterdam
  • British Honduras: Belize Hospital
  • Jamaica: Public Hospital in Kingston
  • Antigua: Holberton Hospital
  • St. Kitts: Cunningham Hospital
  • Nevis: Alexander Hospital
  • Montserrat: Glendon Hospital
  • Trinidad: Colonial Hospitals in Port-of-Spain and San Fernando
  • Tobago: Colonial Hospital
  • Grenada: Colony Hospital
  • St. Vincent: Colonial Hospital
  • St. Lucia: Victoria Hospital
  • Dominica: Roseau Hospital, Portsmouth Hospital, Marigot Hospital, Grand Bay Hospital

(item 2) postcard of the federal coat of arms of the West Indies, issued by the Federal Information Service, undated

J.5   Mediterranean area and the Middle East, 1899-1965


Scope and Content:

The files are listed in alphabetical order.


Aden
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 139 / 1
1934-23 Nov 1964
Extent: 1 file (36 folios)

Scope and Content:

Correspondence mainly between the Colonial Office (G. E. J. Gent), Ministry of Health in Aden (M. Barnes) and the Overseas Nursing Association about appointments, with related memoranda.


Cyprus
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 139 / 2
Jan 1928-7 May 1959
Extent: 1 file (41 folios)

Scope and Content:

Correspondence and reports, including rules and regulations of the Overseas Nursing Association's Cyprus branch (1927-1928) and of Kyrenia Hospital (1930) and copies of Colonial Office questionnaires completed by the matron of Nicosia Hospital (1955) and the director of medical services (1959).


Egypt and Jordan
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 139 / 3
23 Jan 1920-25 Dec 1964
Extent: 1 file (26 folios)

Scope and Content:

(fols. 1-25) correspondence with nurses in Egypt, 23 Jan 1920, 5 May-10 Nov 1943

(fol. 26) 'Nursing in the Holy Land of Jordan', article by Muriel Allen from The Nursing Mirror and Midwives' Journal, 25 Dec 1964


Gibraltar
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 139 / 4
1889-17 Jul 1956
Extent: 1 file (81 folios, 5 items)

Scope and Content:

Correspondence is mainly between the Colonial Office (G. Hazlerigg, A. J. Dawe, A. B. Acheson, Arthur Mayhew, S. E. V. Luke, F. R. Fairclough) and the Overseas Nursing Association (Miss C. M. Adams, Miss M. Gawan Taylor) about nursing appointments in Gibraltar and the Federated Superannuation Scheme (FSSN). With related papers including:

(item 1) rules and regulations of the Colonial Hospital, 1889

(fol. 35) letter from a nurse describing living conditions in Gibraltar, 25 Mar 1943

(item 3) Colonial Regulations being regulations for His Majesty's Colonial Service. Part I: Public Officers, Colonial Office, Colonial Number 88-I, 1945

(item 4) Gibraltar. Extract from Information as to The Conditions and Cost of Living in the Colonial Empire, Colonial Office, Colonial Number 136, 4th Edition, 1946

(item 5) Queen Elizabeth's Colonial Nursing Service. General Conditions of Service and Terms of Appointment, Colonial Office, Apr 1949

(fol. 80) letter from the secretary of the Overseas Nursing Association describing the association's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, 17 Jul 1956


Iraq
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 139 / 5
13 Jul 1923-1958
Extent: 1 file (76 folios, 4 items)

Scope and Content:

Correspondence is mainly between the Colonial Office (Sir J. E. Shuckburgh, J. Hathorn Hall), the Foreign Office (Charlotte Waterlow) and the Overseas Nursing Association (Miss C. M. Adams, Miss M. Gawan Taylor) about appointments in the Health Directorate and in government hospitals. There are also letters from nurses describing experiences. With related papers including:

(item 2) Rules of the Tehran Nursing Association (affiliated to the Colonial Nursing Association, London), 1932

(item 3) form of contract for foreign officials, in English and Arabic, c. 1938

(fols. 73-75) memorandum by Mrs. G. M. Hamblin on her visit to Iraq, Mar 1958

(item 4) twelve photographs of hospital and staff, chiefly at Twaitha, 1958


Malta
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 139 / 6
16 Apr 1935-17 Jun 1937
Extent: 1 file (58 folios)

Scope and Content:

Correspondence, mainly between the Colonial Office (A. J. Dawe, J. B. Williams, A. B. Acheson), the governor (David Campbell, Charles Bonham-Carter) and the Overseas Nursing Association about proposals for improving the nursing service in Malta and the training of Maltese girls in England.


Portugal
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 139 / 7
23 Sep 1917-19 Jan 1956
Extent: 1 file (64 folios, 4 items)

Scope and Content:

Correspondence and related papers about the British hospitals and nursing associations in Lisbon and Oporto. Mainly correspondence between the Colonial Nursing Association (Miss M. Gawan Taylor) and the Lisbon Nursing Association (Ada L. Johnson).


Qatar and the Trucial States
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 139 / 8
31 Mar 1955-21 Jul 1965
Extent: 1 file (5 folios, 3 items)

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

(fol. 1) letter from A. E. Kingston (State Medical Officer, Government of Qatar) to the Overseas Nursing Association (Mrs. G. M. Hamblin), 27 Mar 1957

(item 1) typescript notes on "local conditions of life for foreign staff in the service of the Government of Qatar", 31 Mar 1955

(item 2) brochure about The State Hospital, Doha, Government of Qatar, 1952-1956, c. 1957

(item 3) 'Water Supply for Doha, Qatar', advance copy of a paper by Charles Hogg and George Martin Swan to be presented for discussion at the Public Health Division meeting of the Institution of Civil Engineers, 7 May 1957

(fol. 2) letter from Margery T. Davies to the Overseas Nursing Association (Mrs. G. M. Hamblin) about the Al-Maktum Hospital, Dubai, Trucial States, 9 Mar 1965

(fols. 3-4) memorandum on living conditions in Dubai, 1965

(fol. 5) notes made following a visit to the Overseas Nursing Association by Mr. Camplin (Hospital Administrator in Dubai), Jul 1965


Roumania
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 139 / 9
17 Jun and 11 Sep 1926
Extent: 1 file (5 folios)

Scope and Content:

Comprises two letters from M. H. Barrett to the Overseas Nursing Association (Miss C. M. Adams), describing nursing experiences in Roumania.

K   Letters from nurses overseas, 1910-1950


Scope and Content:

Letters from nurses to secretaries of the Overseas Nursing Association, describing their life and work in various territories. These letters were probably extracted from other files before the collection was deposited with Rhodes House Library: a list of the territories, dated 27 January 1967, was found with the letters which were tied in bundles labelled territorially.


Africa
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 140 / 1
1911-1950
Extent: 1 file (164 folios)

Scope and Content:

(fols. 1-57) West Africa (Nigeria, Gold Coast, Sierra Leone), 16 Sep 1912-15 Apr 1929

(fols. 58-85) South Africa (including Basutoland), 31 Dec 1911-15 Sep 1926

(fols. 86-110) Nyasaland, 3 Feb 1920-22 Nov 1938

(fols. 111-164) East Africa (Kenya, Tanganyika, Uganda, Zanzibar, British Somaliland), 18 Aug 1918-24 Sep 1950


Mediterranean area and the Middle East
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 140 / 2
1918-1941
Extent: 1 file (118 folios)

Scope and Content:

(fols. 1-28) Cyprus, 8 Oct 1918-17 Feb 1939

(fols. 29-48) Gibraltar, 31 Dec 1922-21 Apr 1939

(fols. 49-64) Iraq, 9 Sep 1921-1 Oct 1941

(fols. 65-118) Palestine, 20 Jan 1922-29 Aug 1938


The Far East 1
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 140 / 3
1912-1949
Extent: 1 file (180 folios)

Scope and Content:

(fols. 1-42) Ceylon, 1912-13 Feb 1949

(fols. 43-119) Shanghai, 7 Jul 1919-21 Apr 1949

(fols. 120-180) Siam / Thailand, 16 Oct 1919-6 Nov 1941


The Far East 2
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 140 / 4
1914-1946
Extent: 1 file (192 folios)

Scope and Content:

(fols. 1-46) Hong Kong, 19 Aug 1925-7 Dec 1937

(fols. 47-143) Malaya, 5 Feb 1914-27 Feb 1946

(fols. 144-182) Singapore, 21 Apr 1923-7 Sep 1946

(fols. 183-192) Japan, 9 Jun 1926-Jun 1931


The West Indies, including British Guiana
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 140 / 5
14 Jul 1910-8 Oct 1950
Extent: 1 file (284 folios)

Various territories
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 140 / 6
1911-4 Nov 1931
Extent: 1 file (81 folios)

Scope and Content:

Various territories including Spain, Portugal, St. Helena, Fiji, Mauritius, Central America, South America and Canada.

L   Committee on the Training of Nurses for the Colonies, 1941-1945


Committee on the Training of Nurses for the Colonies
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 141 / 1
Mar 1941-Aug 1945
Extent: 1 file (12 folios and 4 items)

Biographical History:

Lord Rushcliffe was appointed Chairman of the Committee with T. I. K. Lloyd as Vice-Chairman and H. W. Davidson as Secretary. Two sub-committees were formed to consider respectively (A) the training of nurses in the UK and the dominions for service in colonial territories and (B) the training given in the colonies to indigenous nurses.


Scope and Content:

The papers comprise:

(fols. 1-12) correspondence between the Colonial Office (Sir George Gater, T. I. K. Lloyd, H. W. Davidson) and the Overseas Nursing Association about the setting-up of a committee to examine the question of training, both in the UK and overseas, for nurses to serve in colonial territories, and about the appointment of Miss M. Gawan Taylor as a member of the committee, 20 Sep-17 Dec 1943

(item 1) Nursing education related to the cultural background in east and southeast African colonies by Dr. Janet Welch, Medical Officer, Church of Scotland Hospital, Blantyre, Nyasaland, Mar 1941

(item 2) 'Digest of a Report on Nursing Education in East and South-East African Colonies', article by Dr. R. Young from the Nursing Times, 28 Feb 1942

(item 3) Nursing Reconstruction Committee Report (Section II: Education and Training, and Section III: Recruitment) published by the Royal College of Nursing, Dec 1943

(item 4) Report of the Committee on the Training of Nurses for the Colonies, Cmd 6672, Aug 1945


Committee on the Training of Nurses for the Colonies
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 141 / 2
10 Dec 1943-25 Jun 1945
Extent: 1 file (117 folios, 1 item)

Scope and Content:

Cyclostyled committee papers including draft report (item 1).


Committee on the Training of Nurses for the Colonies
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 141 / 3
4 Jan 1944-31 Mar 1945
Extent: 1 file (187 folios)

Scope and Content:

Cyclostyled papers of sub-committee A, on which Miss M. Gawan Taylor served, including the final text of its report.


Committee on the Training of Nurses for the Colonies
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 141 / 4
27 Jan-4 Dec 1944
Extent: 1 file (135 folios)

Scope and Content:

Cyclostyled papers of sub-committee B.

M   War casualties, 1942-1948


War casualties
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 142 / 1
1942-1946
Extent: 1 file (262 folios)

Scope and Content:

(fols. 1-253) "Malaya, Hong Kong and Non-Government Far East: Letters and accounts of war casualties and Nurses escaped; C.O. letters regarding transfers of Malayan Sisters", 5 Jan 1942-Oct 1946

(fols. 254-262) cuttings about casualties in Malaya, and Far Eastern affairs in general, from The Times, Daily Telegraph and Evening Standard, 1942-22 Jun 1943

Note: Much of the correspondence with the Colonial Office (fols. 1-253) is connected with the capture, about 24 Feb 1942, by the Japanese of passengers on SS Tanjong Penang (sic), and subsequent efforts to trace nurses. There are many lists of casualties, including those among the European civil population, and lists of women internees in Changi Camp, Singapore. Correspondents include the Prisoner of War Department of the Foreign Office, John Pook & Co. (London Agents), British North Borneo (Chartered) Company, and matrons of St. Bartholomew's and Guy's Hospitals in London.
Note: For John Pook & Co. see also MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 134 / 4.

The Nursing Mirror and Midwives' Journal
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 142 / 2
3 Apr-1 May 1948
Extent: 1 file (5 items)

Scope and Content:

The Nursing Mirror and Midwives' Journal (5 issues) containing lists of the names of Overseas Nursing Association nurses for Roll of Honour in the Nurses War Memorial Chapel in Westminster Abbey.

N   Photographs, 1896-1963


Scope and Content:

See also MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 119 for album of photographs of Singapore Hospital, 1926.

N.1   Portraits, 1896-c. 1963


Portraits of people connected with the Overseas Nursing Association
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 143 / 1
1896-c. 1963
Extent: 1 file (8 photographs)

Scope and Content:

Comprises portrait photographs of the following:

  • Leo Amery, autographed "with deep appreciation of the splendid work of the ONA"
  • Princess Beatrice, Patroness of the association
  • Mary E. Carnegie
  • Mary E. Chamberlain, "after portrait by J. S. Sargent RG, painted in 1902"
  • Joseph Chamberlain
  • Sir Henry Brougham Loch, Baron Loch of Drylaw, first President of the association
  • Mabel W. Piggott, 1896

Also, a group photograph taken at a Royal Empire Society dinner, c. 1933.


Volume of photographs of various territories
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 143 / 2
1905-1910
Extent: 1 volume (81 items)

Scope and Content:

Photographs and postcards (with captions), chiefly of hospitals and medical staff. Arranged as follows: Ceylon (35 items), Singapore (1), Federated Malay States (1), Zanzibar (2), Nyasaland (20), Victoria Falls (5), Gold Coast (7), Costa Rica (Poas Volcano) (4), British Guiana (3), Falkland Islands (1) and Italy (Venice) (2).


Volume of photographs of various territories
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 143 / 3
c. 1906-1915
Extent: 1 volume (102 items)

Scope and Content:

Volume of photographs and postcards (with captions), chiefly of hospital and medical staff. Arranged as follows:

(fols. 1-4) Southern Nigeria

(fols. 5-11, 75) Sierra Leone

(fols. 12-16) Gold Coast

(fols. 17-19) Zanzibar

(fols. 20-22) Nyasaland

(fols. 23, 76) Uganda

(fols. 24-30) South Africa

(fols. 31-35) St. Helena

(fol. 36) Falkland Islands

(fols. 37-39) St. Vincent

(fols. 40-41) Bahamas

(fols. 42-43) British Guiana

(fols. 44-45) Costa Rica

(fols. 46-48b, 77-79) Ceylon

(fol. 49) Singapore

(fols. 50-50a, 80-82) Federated Malay States

(fols. 51-53, 83) Thailand

(fols. 54-69, 84-85) China

(fol. 70) Japan

(fols. 71-72) Iran

(fols. 73, 86) North Borneo

(fol. 74) Australia

(fol. 87) The Gambia

(fols. 88-93) Basutoland, including article about working 'In a Basutoland Hospital' from The Nursing Times, 13 Nov 1915

N.2   Miscellaneous photographs, c. 1903-1963


Scope and Content:

Miscellaneous photographs, including many snapshots taken by nurses serving overseas, mostly with captions. With some related material (postcards, drawings, cuttings, cards, and booklets/leaflets).


The Far East
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 144 / 1
c. 1903-1955
Extent: 1 box (249 folios)

Scope and Content:

Arranged as follows:

(fols. 1-5) Burma

(fols. 6-60) Ceylon

(fols. 61-111) China, including two Christmas cards and a booklet entitled Hilly Hong Kong

(fols. 112-131) Malaya and North Borneo, including a leaflet about the Queen Elizabeth Nursing Service in North Borneo by L. J. Clapham (Director of Medical Services)

(fols. 132-174) Federated Malay States and Straits Settlements, including Christmas card

also:

(fols. 175-196) Cyprus

(fols. 197-225) Costa Rica

(fols. 226-238) Egypt, mainly Suez Canal

(fol. 239) Lebanon, Beyrout (cutting only)

(fols. 240-249) country unknown, includes a painting of flowers signed "F.E.H.H."


Malaya
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 144 / 2
c. 1903-1957
Extent: 1 file (11 folios)

Africa
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 144 / 3
c. 1915-1951
Extent: 1 file (100 folios)

Scope and Content:

Arranged as follows:

(fols. 1-15, 93-94, 96) West Africa: Gold Coast and Nigeria (mainly Nigeria), including Christmas card and a group photograph of hospital staff from both countries (two copies)

(fols. 16-51, 93, 95, 97) East Africa: Kenya, Northern Rhodesia and Uganda (mainly Kenya), including Christmas card

(fols. 52-84) Southern Africa: Basutoland and South Africa

(fols. 85-89) Victoria Falls

(fols. 90-92) Cameroons

also:

(fol. 98) drawing of a Kikuyu woman

(fol. 99) Newfoundland, 1 photograph

(fol. 100) pineapple plant, no caption (found with South Africa photographs)


Various territories (including British Solomon Islands, Fiji and St. Helena)
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 144 / 4
c. 1915-1956
Extent: 1 file (93 folios)

Scope and Content:

Arranged as follows:

(fols. 1-14) Africa: Nigeria (Lagos) and Northern Rhodesia

(fols. 15- 63) Pacific Islands: mainly British Solomon Islands and Fiji but also includes a few of German New Guinea and Tonga

(fols. 64-76) West Indies: mainly Barbados but also one each of St. Kitts and Trinidad

(fols. 77-90) St. Helena, includes Christmas card

(fols. 91-93) Straits Settlements


Cyprus and Palestine
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 144 / 5
c. 1904-1950
Extent: 1 file (33 folios)

Scope and Content:

Arranged as follows:

(fols. 1-15) Cyprus, including three Christmas cards

(fols. 16-24) Palestine, including Christmas card

also photographs of:

(fols. 25-30) Newfoundland

(fols. 31-32) Trinidad

(fol. 33) group of polo players captioned "Sabana Costa Rica Inglesesy Costarricences. Foto Rudd, 1904"


The West Indies
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 144 / 6
c. 1924-1946
Extent: 1 file (34 folios)

Scope and Content:

Arranged as follows:

(fol. 1) Antigua

(fols. 2-3) Bahamas, two copies

(fols. 4-8) Grenada

(fols. 9-18) Nevis

(fol. 19) St. Lucia

(fols. 20-21) St. Vincent

(fols. 22-24) Trinidad

(fol. 25) Windward Islands

also:

(fols. 26-27) British Guiana

(fols. 28-29) hospital staff (found with Grenada photographs)

(fols. 30-32) hospital buildings (found with Trinidad photographs)

(fols. 33-34) envelopes


Newfoundland
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 144 / 7
c. 1953-1963
Extent: 1 file (41 folios)

Scope and Content:

Home-made album containing photographs of hospital buildings, with captions. With a copy map of Newfoundland (showing locations of hospitals) and four loose photographs of scenery.

N.3   Albums, c. 1919-1959


"The Gold Coast Hospital, Accra: official photographs"
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 145 / 1
1928
Extent: 1 album (10 photographs)

Overseas Nursing Association album of snapshots of East and West Africa
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 145 / 2
c. 1920s
Extent: 1 album (49 photographs)

Scope and Content:

Album of photographs (with captions) of hospitals, medical staff, patients, villages and scenery in Kenya (10 items), Tanganyika (8), Uganda (6), Zanzibar (1), The Gambia (1), Gold Coast (5), Nigeria (17) and Sierra Leone (1).


Overseas Nursing Association album of snapshots of China and British Malaya
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 145 / 3
c. 1919-1931
Extent: 1 volume (88 photographs)

Scope and Content:

Album of photographs, postcards and cuttings (with captions) of hospitals, medical staff, patients, villages and scenery in China (48 items) and British Malaya (40).


Overseas Nursing Association album of snapshots of Aden, Algiers, Bangkok, Ceylon, Cyprus, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Mauritius
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 145 / 4
c. 1922-1932
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:

Album of photographs, postcards and cuttings (with captions) of hospitals, medical staff, patients, villages and scenery in Aden (11 items), Algiers (20), Bangkok (3), Ceylon (27), Cyprus (12), Falkland Islands (10), Gibraltar (15) and Mauritius (4).


Overseas Nursing Association album of snapshots of Borneo, British Guiana, Labrador, Newfoundland, Palestine, St. Helena, Valparaiso and the West Indies
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 145 / 5
1926-1931
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:

Album of photographs, postcards and cuttings (with captions) of hospitals, medical staff, patients, villages and scenery in Borneo (3 items), British Guiana (1), Labrador (7), Newfoundland (14), Palestine (31), St. Helena (8), Valparaiso (4), Antigua (9), Bahamas (21), Grenada (1), St. Lucia (2), St. Kitts (2), St. Vincent (4), Trinidad (11), Tobago (2) and the Virgin Islands (4).

Newfoundland section includes a photograph of Commander D. MacMillan "of Arctic Fame who visited the Hospital".


"Publicity for Hospitals. Overseas Service"
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 145 / 6
1954-1959
Extent: 1 folder (32 folios, 8 items)

Scope and Content:

Folder containing leaflets, brochures and information sheets about nursing in various territories (Tanganyika, Kenya, Uganda, Zanzibar, Bechuanaland, The Gambia, Gibraltar, Falkland Islands, Hong Kong, Brunei, Sarawak, North Borneo, Northern Nigeria, Sudan, Bahrain and Ceylon). Includes:

(item 1) General Conditions of Service and Terms of Appointment in Queen Elizabeth's Overseas Nursing Service and Other Nursing Appointments in Overseas Territories, Colonial Office, Miscellaneous 501, 1958

(fol. 4) map of East Africa, "Land of Sunshine", compiled and drawn by D. O. Mathews for the East Africa Tourist Travel Association, 1954

(item 2) Tanganyika, brochure published by the Department of Public Relations, Dar es Salaam, [1957]

(item 3) Kenya for Sunshine, leaflet published by the Department of Information, Kenya, undated

(fol. 10) photograph of Mount Kenya by A. H. Firmin, undated

(item 4) Uganda...Pearl of Africa, leaflet published by the Department of Information, Uganda, undated

(item 5) What to see and do in Zanzibar, leaflet produced by the Tourist Information Bureau, Zanzibar, undated

(fols. 16-18) 'Note on Conditions in the Gambia' compiled by the Information Bureau of the Royal Commonwealth Society, Aug 1958

(item 6) The Nurse in Training in Northern Nigeria, brochure issued by the Ministry of Health, Northern Nigeria, and published by the Regional Information Service, Aug 1957

(item 7) Ceylon, leaflet issued by the Government Tourist Bureau, Ceylon, undated

O   Files of individual nurses, 1929-1965

Note: As in boxes 128-130
Restrictions on Access: Some items in boxes 149-150 are closed.

Files of individual nurses
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 146 / 1, items 1-30
1930-1937
Extent: 1 box

Files of individual nurses
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 146 / 2, items 31-58
1930-1937
Extent: 1 box

Files of individual nurses
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 146 / 3, items 59-100
1930-1937
Extent: 1 box

Files of individual nurses
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 147 / 1, items 1-43
1938-1943
Extent: 1 box

Files of individual nurses
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 147 / 2, items 44-82
1938-1943
Extent: 1 box

Files of individual nurses
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 147 / 3, items 83-110
1938-1943
Extent: 1 box

Files of individual nurses
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 148 / 1, items 1-47
1944-1948
Extent: 1 box

Files of individual nurses
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 148 / 2, items 48-100
1944-1948
Extent: 1 box

Files of individual nurses
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 148 / 3, items 101-151
1944-1948
Extent: 1 box

Files of individual nurses
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 149 / 1, items 1-80
1949-1957
Extent: 1 box

Files of individual nurses
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 149 / 2, items 81-139
1949-1957
Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Item 84 is closed until 2020.

Files of individual nurses
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 149 / 3, items, 140-221
1949-1957
Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Some items are closed until 2025.

Files of individual nurses
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 150 / 1, items 1-87
1958-1964
Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Some items are closed until 2030.

Files of individual nurses
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 150 / 2, items 88-114
1929-1963
Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Item 89 closed until 2022.

Files of individual nurses
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 150 / 3, items 115-134
1929-1963
Extent: 1 box
Restrictions on Access: Some items closed until 2030.

P   Papers relating to a legal case, 1940-1942


Papers relating to a legal case
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 400 / 151
1940-1942
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Papers relating to a legal case concerning X-ray treatment given by a nurse at the Joseph Fraser Nursing Home, Colombo; also the nurse's own file.


Transformation from XML to HTML by Lawrence Mielniczuk
16 March 2017