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League of St Bartholomew's Nurses

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0405 LN
Held at: Barts Health NHS Trust Archives (St Bartholomew's Hospital Archives)
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Full title: League of St Bartholomew's Nurses
Date(s): 1899-2015
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 131 items
Name of creator(s): League of St Bartholomew's Nurses
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Administrative/Biographical history:

The League of St Bartholomew's Nurses was founded in 1899. Isla Stewart, Matron of Bart's, was President and Mrs Bedford Fenwick, former matron and campaigner for state registration, a founder member. Membership was open to nurses who passed the final certificate examination at St Bartholomew's Hospital, regardless of whether they continued their career at Bart's. In recent years, senior nurses working at Bart's have also been eligible for membership even if they qualified at another hospital. The objects of the League have varied from time to time, but have generally included mutual assistance and the maintenance of professional interests of nurses, besides the organisation of social events. The League News was printed twice yearly from 1900 to 1919, and annually from 1920.


Scope and content/abstract:

-Comprises: Administrative records; Artefacts and objects; Scholarship funds of the League of St Bartholomew's Nurses; Circulars and Publications of the League of St. Bartholomew's Nurses; The League News; Membership Records; Oral Histories; Photographs and Ephemera.

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Copying and digitisation services are available for unrestricted material. Researchers should contact the repository in the first instance.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Originally compiled by Julie Tancell as part of the RSLP AIM25 project. Updated by Clare Button, Archivist, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.

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:
September 2001; updated July 2020.

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