Papers of Mrs Emily Restbury

Scope and Content

This collection comprises an ms letter, written by the Sister at the British Hospital for Mothers and Babies in Woolwich to Emily Restbury (10 May 1923), congratulating her on completing her midwifery training, together with a ms letter of recommendation, from the Superintendent Midwife of the BHMB (2 September 1937), also accompanied by two newspaper cuttings (circa. 1940-1960), regarding the marriage of her parents, as well as a photograph of her mother aged 95 (1987).

Administrative / Biographical History

Emily Restbury, nee Dear (fl. 1910-1990) was a midwife who trained at the British Hospital for Mothers and Babies between 1922 and 1923. She then went on to practice in Enfield, Essex.

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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.