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Keess, Ivy ([1885-1953])

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 GC/78
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Keess, Ivy ([1885-1953])
Date(s): [1909-1937]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 large folders
Name of creator(s): Keess | Ivy | [1885-1953] | medical missionary
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Ivy Keess was a woman medical missionary practising in India. She gained her first degree in medicine at Grant Medical College, Bombay, in 1909, and then went to the London Medical School for Women, qualifying MRCS, LRCP, in 1916. She subsequently returned to India and served at the Lady Sandeman Zenana Hospital, Quetta, Baluchistan (now in Pakistan), and at the Dufferin Hospitals in Cawnpore and Allahabad. She seems to have spent most if not all of her career in the north of India. According to the Ecclesiastical Returns in the India Office Records, an Ivy Keess said to be born on 27th November 1885 was baptised in St Thomas's Cathedral, Bombay. As her initial medical education took place at Grant Medical College in that city, it seems likely that it is the same person. Her name disappears from the Medical Directory and the Medical Register in 1953, but no obituary notices have been traced.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Ivy Keess including degree certificates, testimonials, photographs, [1909-1937].

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Conditions governing access:

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

Conditions governing reproduction:

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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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

This collection was received from Dr Keess's sister's goddaughter in 1984, via the Librarian of the Wellcome Institute.

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Description Notes

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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