Letter of Sarah Roddrey, 1840

Scope and Content

Ms letter written by lying-in nurse, Sarah Roddrey to the Committee of the Lying-in Hospital, Manchester in September 1840, for whom she has served as a midwife for more than 20 years, thanking them for their support during her long midwifery career and including her delivery statistics and information about her current terminal illness.

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Conditions Governing Use

Copyright unknown; copying restricted due to fragile state of letter.

Custodial History

Transfer from RCM Headquarters via the RCM Librarian in April 2013

Related Material

Sarah Roddrey's case register is believed to be held in the RCM Archive at reference RCMS/70.

A copy of this letter is held at the Wellcome Library, Reference L0010837