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Nursing lecture notebooks of Hedwig Lehmann (1919-2002)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MSS.8597-8603
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Nursing lecture notebooks of Hedwig Lehmann (1919-2002)
Date(s): 1941-2008
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 4 volumes, 3 files (1 box)
Name of creator(s): Lehmann | Hedwig | 1919-2002 | nurse
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Hedwig ('Hedy') Lehmann was born 19 August 1919. She left her home in Hamburg, Germany, in 1939, aged 19. She was amongst the last groups of Jewish people to leave Nazi Germany whilst it was still possible to safely and legitimately do so. Entering England as a refugee she initially settled in Streatham, South West London, and spent some time learning English before studying to become a nurse. She married A W F Charlton in 1945. Hedy Lehmann qualified as a State Registered Nurse (SRN) and State Fever Nurse (SFN) and practised in nursing both before and after having a family. She died in Southall, Middlesex, on 16 Jun 2002.


Scope and content/abstract:

Four lecture notebooks of Hedwig (Hedy) Lehmann when she was a medical student, covering the period 1942-1945. These items shed light on the curriculum and teaching methods in nursing training in England during the Second World War period. With additional original and copy documents relating to H Lehmann and her nursing career, and transcript of an interview H Lehmann gave to historians Sybille Baumbach and Beate Meyer in London May 1991 investigating the history of the Jewish community in Hamburg during the years up to and including the Second World War.

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The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

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Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Readers are restricted to 100 photocopies in twelve months. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

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Archivist's note:
Copied from the Wellcome Library catalogue by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
In compliance with ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description - 2nd Edition (1999); UNESCO Thesaurus, December 2001; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Jan 2009

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