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CLAPPEN, Catherine May [1896-1991]

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KH/NL/PP8
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: CLAPPEN, Catherine May [1896-1991]
Date(s): 1924-1925
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 volumes, 1 file
Name of creator(s): Clappen | Catherine Mary | [1896]-1991 | nurse
Walton | Catherine May | nee Clappen | nurse
Smith | Catherine May | nee Clappen | nurse


Administrative/Biographical history:

Clappen trained in nursing at King's College Hospital. She worked in France, and later at the Lady Harding Hospital in Delhi, India. Following the death of her first husband 1941, she remained in India and returned to nursing work. She remarried in 1958.
Clappen was a founding member of King's College Hospital Nurses' League.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers on Catherine Mary Clappen comprising two volumes of manuscript notes, with tutor's corrections, on lectures attended as part of her nursing training at King's College Hospital, including volume titled `Special Lectures' containing manuscript notes, and some diagrams on lectures titled Nursing and public health - infant feeding; public health; drugs and their administration; drugs, drugs effecting the respiratory system; treatment of poisoning; feeding the sick; micro-organisms; Dental lectures; lectures on the ear (Mr A Cheatle); lectures on the eye (Mr Cargil), Feb-Jul 1924; and volume titled `Midwifery Lectures'(undated);
certificate of service at King's College Hospital as staff nurse, Jan - Aug 1925;
State Registered Nurse badge of The General Nursing Council for England and Wales [19 Jun 1925].
Also includes note with biographical information on Clappen, and the deposit information, May 1992.

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:

Lecture notes and silver badge donated to the King's College Hospital Nurses' League by the family [1992].

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred to King's College London Archives [1999].

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
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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