SAINT THOMAS' HOSPITAL GROUP
Letter from George Allen, Harrola, Bedford, to Henry Bonham Carter, asking for a midwife for the parish under the Nightingale Fund. H01/ST/NC/18/03/001 30 Dec 1862
Letter from Mary Bayly, 8 Lansdowne Crescent, Kensington Park, to H.B.C. asking particulars of midwifery training. She 160 mothers in the societies under her charge. H01/ST/NC/18/03/002 n.d.
Nottingham General Hospital. Letter from Mrs Wardroper to H.B.C. Parker was offered £16 p.a. with board, tea, sugar, washing etc H01/ST/NC/18/03/03/001 21 Jan 1863
Joseph Littlewood, Resident Surgeon, Nottingham General Hospital, to H.B.C. The Weekly Board see no reason to alter the wages. Nurses look after their own washing. If Parker accepts, she must do so by March 25th. H01/ST/NC/18/03/03/002 4 Feb 1863
Part of letter from Mrs Wardroper to H.B.C. She will persuade Parker not to go. (2nd sheet of H01/ST/NC/18/03/04/005). H01/ST/NC/18/03/03/003 [5 Feb 1863]
Mrs Wardroper to H.B.C. She has persuaded Parker not to go. H01/ST/NC/18/03/03/004 [7 Feb 1863]
Draft reply by H.B.C. to Joseph Littlewood. They cannot let Parker accept less than £20 with board and lodging and washing. H01/ST/NC/18/03/03/005 9 Feb 1863
North London Deaconesses' Institution, 50 Burton Crescent W.C. Printed prospectus. H01/ST/NC/18/03/04/001 n.d.
T.Pelham Dale, Chaplain, Deaconesses' Institution, 50 Burton Crescent, to [Mrs Lovesay]. A friend has asked them to undertake nursing in his district and he has agreed if a suitable person can be found. He would like Mrs Lovesay to undertake the work and train deaconesses. H01/ST/NC/18/03/04/002 23 Jan 1863
Mrs Wardroper to H.B.C. Lovesay would like to accept but does it embrace the object for which she was trained? H01/ST/NC/18/03/04/003 24 Jan 1863
Mrs Wardroper to H.B.C. Evidently a trained nurse is needed, but not necessarily from the Nightingale School. H01/ST/NC/18/03/04/004 30 Jan 1863
Mrs Wardroper to H.B.C. Lovesay's friends are not anxious she should join the Deaconesses' Institution. District nursing is not the object of the Nightingale School training. Lovesay would be suitable for the post offered by Mr Gladstone. She suggested £50 + board etc. 2nd sheet is H01/ST/NC/18/03/03/003) H01/ST/NC/18/03/04/005 5 Feb 1863
Mary Jones, St John's House, to H.B.C. She sends list of the midwifery probationers. There have been no further applications except for a midwife for the Hospital for Soldiers' Wives, Plymouth and two or three for a mining district in Wales. Enquiries from the country and the colonies are not definite. H01/ST/NC/18/03/005 6 Feb 1863
Draft letter from Edwin Chadwick to Florence Nightingale. Should the opening of the two schools of nursing be notified to Medical Officers of Poor Law Unions, Medical Officers of Health for the Metropolis, Hospital Physicians? (Note by F.N. suggesting only M.O.s, Poor Law, and Lying-In Hospital Physicians) H01/ST/NC/18/03/006 7 March [?1863]
L.C.Powys, Stalbridge Rectory, Blandford, to H.B.C. Asks particulars to guide him in sending a person to King's College Hospital for training. H01/ST/NC/18/03/007 9 March 1863
The Sisters of St John the Baptist, House of Mercy, Clewer, Windsor, to H.B.C. They are moving their Invalid House from London to Clewer (6 beds, to be increased to 20 in the autumn) and would like Mrs Lovesay to take charge. H01/ST/NC/18/03/008 28 April 1863
M.J.Bunch, Emmanuel Rectory, Loughborough, to H.B.C. Loughborough Dispensary has a vacancy for a Nurse 30-45 years to care for patients and cook for resident House Surgeon. There is a servant, sometimes two, in addition to the Matron and Head Nurse. There are beds for 5 males and 5 females but seldom more than 3 in the house. £25 with board. H01/ST/NC/18/03/009 1 May 1863
Lady Heathcote, 91 Victoria Street S.W., to H.B.C. Asking for particulars of training in King's College Hospital for midwifery nursing. H01/ST/NC/18/03/010 23 May 1863
Mary Jones, King's College Hospital, to H.B.C. Lady Laura Palmer will send them particulars as to rules, salary etc for their nurses. H01/ST/NC/18/03/011 20 July 1863
George Pain, Surgeon Rtd., Shoeburyness, to H.B.C. Asks that Mrs Tilt be admitted for a shortened training period owing to her previous experience, in order to get certificate.
Note of reply declining 20 Feb 1863 H01/ST/NC/18/03/12/001 17 Feb 1863
George Pain to H.B.C. Accepts offer of 6 months free training for Mrs Tilt if she may bring her child. H01/ST/NC/18/03/12/002 5 Aug 1863
Mary Jones to H.B.C. She sees no objection to Mrs Tilt bringing the child. H01/ST/NC/18/03/12/003 7 Aug 1863
Draft scheme for a midwife for Mountain Ash with comments by Edward W.S.Davies MRCSE LM. H01/ST/NC/18/03/13/001 n.d.
Mrs Norah Bruce, Duffryn, Aberdare, to Mr Nixon. Need for a trained midwife. She has no candidate to suggest. The question of payment needs to be settled. H01/ST/NC/18/03/13/002 15 Aug 1863
Mrs Bruce to Mr Nixon. She has a candidate but she may be too old. H01/ST/NC/18/03/13/003 24 Aug 1863
Mrs Bruce to Mr Nixon. She sends the plan for a midwife for Mountain Ash. They must decide soon if she is to be admitted in the autumn. Women are admitted to the course only twice a year. H01/ST/NC/18/03/13/004 17 Sept 1863
Mrs Bruce to Mr Nixon. Mrs Hewis is willing to train. She has been told the salary would be £20-£25. H01/ST/NC/18/03/13/005 22 Sept 1863
Mrs Bruce to Mr Nixon. Comments on the rules. The coal pits are worked by different owners and if Mr Nixon's Chief Clerk receives the payments, it may be thought the service is restricted to those pits. Someone neutral would be better. She will be away, but could arrange the collection through a deputy. A Clergyman would not be suitable as many of the people are Dissenters. H01/ST/NC/18/03/13/006 30 Sept 1863
Mrs Bruce to Mr Nixon. Covering letter to paper filled up by Mr Davies. H01/ST/NC/18/03/13/007 5 Oct 1863
Mrs Bruce to Mr Nixon. Mr Bruce is to be named as a Promoter. Are there any instructions for Mrs Hewis' journey ? H01/ST/NC/18/03/13/008 20 Oct 1863
Mrs Bruce to Mr Nixon. Mrs Hewis wishes to know what clothes she will require. H01/ST/NC/18/03/13/009 22 Oct 1863
Request for regulations of training from Dr Wilson, 28 Montpellier Terrace, Cheltenham. H01/ST/NC/18/03/014 7 Sept 1863
Letter from Bedford Bank asking if the Nightingale Fund has closed as they have £18.6s.0d to pay in. H01/ST/NC/18/03/015 21 Sept 1863
Request for information from Miss Neale, Clyde House, Haywards Heath. Do they nurse in private families? among the poor? H01/ST/NC/18/03/016 21 Sept 1863
John F.Clark, Bournemouth, to H.B.C. It is general nursing that is needed for country nurses, but at King's College Hospital they will get special surgical and midwifery. His father agrees to the extension of Miss Jones' nurse-ry rather than Mrs Wardroper's, because the religious will not catch better fish. H01/ST/NC/18/03/017 24 Sept 1863
Enquiry from J.Whitwell Wilson, Castle Lodge, Kendal. Does the Fund train the "midwifery nurses" to act as midwives without a male accoucheur? H01/ST/NC/18/03/018 1 Oct 1863
Draft reply by H.B.C. to enquiry concerning training. The Nightingale nurses work only among the poor. They would be competent to act alone in midwifery cases. Before a district nurse is established, the parish doctor must be consulted. She must be guaranteed minimum earnings or have a fixed salary. H01/ST/NC/18/03/019 5 Oct 1863
Request for information on Nightingale Fund training from Hon Cecily Stuart Wortley, Dysart House, Kirkaldy, Scotland. H01/ST/NC/18/03/020 7 Oct 1863
Enquiry from Mrs Harding, Mount Sandford, Southborough, Nr Tunbridge Wells, concerning training. Is a premium required? She can recommend her monthly nurse who wishes to train. H01/ST/NC/18/03/021 8 Oct 1863
Application from Emily May, Crocker Street, Newport, I.W., for "Regulations" as she wishes to train. H01/ST/NC/18/03/022 22 Oct 1863
R.G.Whitfield, St Thomas' Hospital, to H.B.C. Mrs Wardroper thinks Annie Lees might suit the Portsmouth Hospital. H01/ST/NC/18/03/023 2 Oct 1863
R.G.Whitfield to H.B.C. Annie Lees has accepted. H01/ST/NC/18/03/024 5 Oct 1863
Anne Lees to H.B.C. She thinks she is capable of taking the Portsmouth Hospital. H01/ST/NC/18/03/025 9 Oct 1863
Anne Lees to H.B.C. She hears Miss Sheppard was the successful candidate. H01/ST/NC/18/03/026 21 Oct 1863
George Gillman to H.B.C. List of staff (apparently at Portsmouth Hospital in 1863). H01/ST/NC/18/03/027 n.d.
John Young, Government House, Sydney, New South Wales, to H.B.C. He has published the Statement of the Fund and assumes that subscribers are satisfied. H01/ST/NC/18/03/028 21 Nov 1863
Grailey Hewitt, (Physician, British Lying-In Hospital) 36 Berkeley Square, to Mr Bowman. He asks for assistance in starting a training scheme for monthly nurses at the British Lying-In Hospital. 1 sheet annotated by W.B. H01/ST/NC/18/03/029 27 Nov 1862
Draft advertisement for Nightingale Fund training. H01/ST/NC/18/03/030 n.d.
Draft letter to The Times concerning training at St Thomas' Hospital and King's College Hospital. H01/ST/NC/18/03/031 1863
C.Holt to H.B.C. concerning obtaining a trained nurse. H01/ST/NC/18/03/032 n.d.
Printed rules of Bromley Medical Club. H01/ST/NC/18/03/033 n.d.
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