Case registers of Ellen Cunliffe

Scope and Content

Three ms case registers, containing records of the births attended by Ellen Cunliffe at St Helens, Lancashire (1928-1957), noting expected and actual dates of confinement, name, age and address of mother, number of previous labours and miscarriages, date and hour of child's birth, sex and health of the child, condition of mother and any additional notes, such as drugs administered and whether or not the mother was breastfeeding the infant, also including lists of miscarriages that she attended.

Administrative / Biographical History

Ellen Cunliffe (fl. 1910-1970) was a midwife, who lived and worked at St Helens in Lancashire.

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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 Emily Richards, Archives Volunteer in accordance with ISAD(G). Edited by Clare Sexton, Project Archivist.

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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.