Case Books and Diaries

Scope and Content

Professional case books and diaries of Mary Baxter (nee Evans.) File Contains:

“January Class - White Book,” containing medical notes on patients treated by Evans’ during her midwife training. - Jan 1947

“Register of Cases,” a notebook containing charts of patient details during work experience on Evans’ midwifery course. At the back of the notebook are cases that Evans attended as a witness -1947

“Case Book” a notebook containing charts of patient details during work experience on Evans’ midwifery course

Midwifery case book documenting the cases Evans worked on at “The Haven”, Brinfield, Ludlow - 1960-1961

Boots “Scribbling Diary” from 1962. Contains the names of expectant mothers that Evans visited as part of her midwifery work, along with the dates and times that she visited them. The diary also lists events from Evans’ non-professional life such as holidays.

Boots “Scribbling Diary” from 1964. Contains the names of expectant mothers that Evans visited as part of her midwifery work, along with the dates and times that she visited them. The diary also lists events from Evans’ non-professional life such as holidays.

T.J. & J. Smith’s “Dataday Diary” from 1961. Contains the names of expectant mothers that Evans visited as part of her midwifery work, along with the dates and times that she visited them. The diary also lists events from Evans’ non-professional life such as holidays.

Boots “Scribbling Diary” 1963. Contains the names of expectant mothers that Evans visited as part of her midwifery work, along with the dates and times that she visited them. The diary also lists events from Evans’ non-professional life such as holidays.

“Collins Two Day Royal Diary.” Contains details of Evans’ patients, including the times and dates of their appointments. Also contains details regarding events from Evans’ personal life, including a driving test.

Notebook titled “M. Evans, Club Visit.” Contains research regarding the National Union of Town Women’s Guilds. - c.1950s

Notebook titled “A few facts gathered during two Tuesday visits to: A Day Nursery, A Country Borough.” Contains research relating to trips Evans took during her health visitor training. - c.1950s

Notebook titled “M. Evans, A few notes on a week’s rural Health Visiting.” Contains notes made by Evans regarding a work placement during her health visitor training. - c.1950s

“January Class Case Book” with supplementary notes from the September class. Contains detailed case studies of new mothers and infants. - 1947

Administrative / Biographical History

Mary Baxter (nee Evans) was born in Greater Manchester on 19 Mar 1915. She gained her first qualification as a nurse in c.1940 in Greater Manchester. She registered as a nurse in Tasmania, Australia in 1941 and saw war time service in India and Egypt before returning to Manchester to train as a midwife at St. Mary’s Hospital, Newton Heath in 1946. In 1950, Evans travelled to Australia again to work as a nurse and she returned to Manchester in 1951 where she subsequently trained as health visitor. She retired from nursing and health visitor practice in 1969 due to ill health. Mary Baxter passed away in 1999.

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