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BUFFARD, Grace Lizzie (died 1984)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KH/NL/PP6
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: BUFFARD, Grace Lizzie (died 1984)
Date(s): 1911-1967
Level of description: Sub-fonds of St Thomas's Hospital Medical School records
Extent: 1 file, 6 certificates
Name of creator(s): Buffard | Grace Lizzie | died 1984 | nurse


Administrative/Biographical history:

Buffard trained at The Queen's Hospital for Children, Hackney, 1908-1911, and King's College Hospital, 1911-1914, and obtained General Nursing Council registration in 1922. She joined the Territorial Army Nursing Service, serving in Malta, and France and Germany during World War One. After the war, she returned to work at King's College Hospital. She died on 14 Nov 1984.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Grace Lizzie Buffard comprising: The Queen's Hospital for Children, Hackney Road London, certificate of training 1908-1911, 1 May 1911; King's College Hospital Certificate of training 1911-1914; The College of Nursing Certificate of Registration / membership, 22 Dec 1916; Central Midwives Board certificate, 10 Nov 1920; The Nursing Council of England and Wales, certificate as Registered Sick Children's Nurse, 3 Feb 1922; The Nursing Council of England and Wales, Registered Nurse certificate, 3 Feb 1922;

printed King's College Hospital School of Nursing prospectus [1960s]; printed leaflets about KCH, [1920s-1940s]; printed obituary of Viscount Hambleden, 1868-1928;

Buffard's Royal College of Nursing founder membership card; Christmas card from W F D Smith, Lord Hambleden and his wife, 1938 (contains photograph of Hambleden family);

printed pamphlet titled Compassionate counsel to young students in physic, Richard Baxter, 1708;

printed humorous extract on the experience of patients in hospital (undated); rhyme about staff of King's College Hospital;

typescript note of important facts about King's College Hospital, 1938; manuscript notes for talk on `a fairly typical day in [hospital] as Matron', given to a women's meeting, 1967;
black and white photographs including: portrait of Buffard in Territorial Force Nursing Service uniform, 1914; images of nurses and medical staff in St David's [military] Hospital, and St Paul's Bay, Malta, 1916; photograph and postcard of Hospital Ship Asturias;
three photographs of nurses and tennis partners at No 59 Casualty Clearing Station, Hesdin, France, Apr 1917-Aug 1918; two photographs of No 59 Casualty Clearing Station, outside Awoingt, France, Dec 1918; four photographs taken at No 36 Casualty Clearing Station, [near Cologne], 1919;
photographs depicting Sister Buffard with King's College Hospital nursing staff, patients and wards, 1920-1923; two postcards of King's College Hospital chapel and one of Lister Ward, Dec 1920; portrait of Buffard in King's College Hospital Sisters uniform, 1937; photograph of Queen Elizabeth II and Sir Cecil Wakeley [1940-1950s]; child patients at Queen's Hospital for Children, Hackney Road, London, 1920; Buffard with Midwifery staff at Brighton;

newscuttings, including report of opening of new King's College Hospital, Nursing Times, 2 Aug 1913; article relating to cure of calcium deficiency at King's College Hospital [1913-1940]; printed drawing of King's College Hospital Tower Entrance [1960];

medal of the Territorial Force Nursing Service; and ribbon decorations; bracelet engraved `G Buffard, King's College Hospital, SES, ANIV199'.

Also includes letter from depositor (undated).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged as outlined in the Scope and Content

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive and Corporate Record Services.

Finding aids:

Detailed catalogue

Archival Information

Archival history:

Material donated to King's College Hospital Nurses' League by family member.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred to King's College London Archives, 1985.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: The Register of Nurses, 1940, The General Nursing Council for England and Wales, London; King's College Hospital Nurses' League Journal, No 61 1985; The Long, Long Train, Casualty Clearing Stations of 1914-1918 online ( Compiled by Alison Field.

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:
April 2004

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