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MORRIS, Agnes C (fl 1946-1957)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2526
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: MORRIS, Agnes C (fl 1946-1957)
Date(s): 1946-1957
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.01 linear metres.
Name of creator(s): Morris | Agnes C | fl 1946-1957 | midwife


Administrative/Biographical history:

The London County Council's domiciliary midwifery service was established under the 1936 Midwives Act. For a history of the services to the creation of the National Health Service in 1948 see LCC/PH/PHS/2/13. The series LCC/PH/PHS/2 relates as a whole to the service. For information about training and pay see LCC/PH/STA/1-2.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of London County Council midwife Agnes Morris. These registers, printed by the London County Council Public Health Department, include the name, address and age of the mother, the date and hour of the child's birth, its sex and whether it was a live or dead birth, with other information about the attendances of the midwife and other doctors or nurses and remarks of a medical nature of the birth. With few exceptions the mothers concerned lived in Peckham until 1952. From 1953 to 1956 the cases were in Balham and Tooting and from 1956 to 1957 in Woolwich.

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Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

Volumes arranged chronologically.

Conditions governing access:

Not available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Documents donated by A. Morris in November 1987 (via The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and Lewisham Local History Centre).

Allied Materials

Related material:

The records of the General Lying-In Hospital contain similar registers 1910-1970 (H1/GLI/B31/1-HI/GLI/B33/18) and other related records. The list includes notes on the history of the midwifery service provided by the hospital.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Records prepared May to September 2011.

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