Papers of Irene Sumner

Scope and Content

Three original paintings by Nurse Irene Sumner.

1. Painting depicting a nurse with a tetraplegic patient in a ward on canvas board

2. Painting depicting a group of nurses and matron in an air-raid shelter on canvas board

3. Watercolour painting of a ward scene at Christmas on paper

Access Information

This collection is available for research. Readers are advised to contact the RCN Archives in advance of their first visit.

Other Finding Aids

Most recent online Royal College of Nursing Archives Catalogue available at

Archivist's Note

These paintings are being stored in an outsize box in the Archive store at Bay 36/Shelf 1.

Conditions Governing Use

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