Papers of Gwendoline R. Dumsday

Scope and Content

This collection comprises notes of cases (17 May 1945-5 January 1946), pupil case book (5 May 1946-17 March 1947) and register of cases (21 July 1947-20 September 1948) of Gwendoline R. Dumsday, recording the births she attended whilst training and then practising as a midwive in East London and later in Reading, Berkshire, including detailed descriptions of childbirth, as well as the antenatal and postnatal care she was involved in providing.

Administrative / Biographical History

Gwendoline R. Dumsday (fl. 1930-1950) was a midwife who trained at the Salvation Army Mother's Hospital in East London and went on to practise at the Babies Nursing Home in Reading, Berkshire.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

There is no record of the date or source of acquisition before the collection was deposited at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in May 2011.


Catalogued by Clare Sexton, Project Archivist in accordance with ISAD(G).

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Custodial History

This collection was originally deposited at the Royal College of Midwives. It is now held under the terms of a service level collection care agreement at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.