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Woodman, Norah Blanche (b 1885)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 GC/56
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Woodman, Norah Blanche (b 1885)
Date(s): 1906-1938
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Woodman | Norah Blanche | b 1885 | nurse
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1885; commenced nursing training at Lambeth Workhouse Infirmary in 1906, gaining her certificate in 1909 and passing her CMB (midwifery) in 1911. She held various posts at Lambeth including Sister, Night-Sister and Sister of Linen Store until August 1914. Between August and December 1914 she was Matron of a Home for Destitute Areas, St. Giles, Endell Street, London, which was run by the MAB and closed by the military. Subsequently Norah Woodman was transferred as Assistant Matron, to a war Refugees Camp at Earl's Court in Decemebr 1914, being promoted to Matron in 1915. In April 1919 she was elected Matron at the Lambeth Hospital, a position held until March 1945. Woodman received the MBE and a Belgian medal in 1918.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Norah Woodman, 1906-1938, comprising an account of her training as a nurse in 1906; miscellaneous material on the Lambeth Infirmary/Hospital, including annual reports, 1921-1938; financial statements of the Parish of St Mary, Lambeth Board of Guardians, 1910-1929.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As set out above in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

Open. 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:

Wellcome Library online catalogue.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Mrs Norah Wallis née Woodman gave the following small group of papers to the library of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine in April 1969 (Acc No. 315442): they were subsequently placed in the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre.

Allied Materials

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled from the Wellcome Library online catalogue by Barbara Ball.

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 2008

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