Papers of Audrey Williams

Scope and Content

This collection comprises an ms pupil case book, containing notes, charts and graphs, compiled by Audrey Williams (18 March 1947-17 January 1948), providing detailed descriptions of the births she attended as a pupil midwife at the City Maternity Hospital in Birmingham, together with five ms register of cases, also completed by her whilst training and then throughout her subsequent career as a midwife (1 March 1947-14 March 1968), recording the name, personal details and pregnancy history of each patient, their expected date of delivery, the name of the doctor if called, antenatal care given, the date and hour of birth, the weight and sex of the infant, the date of her last visit, the condition of the mother and child on her last visit, the method of feeding, the drugs administered as well as addition comments.

Administrative / Biographical History

Audrey Williams (fl. 1920-2000) was a midwife, who trained at the City Maternity Hospital of Birmingham in 1947 and went on to practise in Devon.

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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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.

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