Papers of Miss D. S. Aulton

Scope and Content

This collection comprises an ms register of antenatal records, compiled by Miss D. S. Aulton (11 June 1945-26 April 1946), detailing the name, address, pregnancy history, current condition and pelvic measurements of each expectant mother that she attended as a midwife in Birmingham, together with a book of completed midwives forms for sending for medical aid (26 January 1969-31 August 1970), recording the personal information of women she came across experiencing complications during childbirth during her time practicing as a midwife in Nottingham, including the stage of labour and particulars of why the doctor was needed, also accompanied by a midwives drugs book (26 September 1956-9 May 1960), concerning the administration of drugs to her patients.

Administrative / Biographical History

Miss D. S. Aulton (fl. 1930-1980) was a midwife who practiced in Birmingham and then Nottingham during the middle of the twentieth century.

Access Information

Access restrictions may apply if material includes personal information of living individuals. All other records are open to research by appointment, Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm. For further information about accessing the collection and visiting the reading room, please contact:

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).

Other Finding Aids

Further details of the contents of this material are available on request.

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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.