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Drabble, Mary Louisa

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 GC/227
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Drabble, Mary Louisa
Date(s): 1917-1931
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 6 boxes
Name of creator(s): Drabble | Mary Louisa | 1900-1972 | general practitioner
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Mary Louisa Drabble graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a degree in medicine on 24 July 1925. She became a general practitioner in Westlea, Derbyshire.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Mary Louisa Drabble, 1917-1931, comprising notebooks as a medical student at the University of Edinburgh, 1920-1925, testimonials; certificates; photograph; personalia. The collection also contains nursing notebooks of her sister Margery Drabble, was a nurse at Guy's Hospital during early 1920s (notebooks spanning 1922-1925).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged by sections as follows: A. Personal 1917-1931; B. Student notebooks 1921-1925; C. Margery Drabble's nursing notebooks 1922-1925;

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.

Finding aids:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

This material was given to the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre (now the Wellcome Library Archive and Manuscript department) in September 1997 by Maryrose W Price, daughter of Mary Louisa Drabble.

Allied Materials

Related material:

For other related collections in Archives and Manuscripts see sources leaflets on Women in medicine and Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

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:
Jun 2008

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