Papers of Harriett Simpson Cater, 1878-1936

Scope and Content

Records relating to the training and career of Harriett Simpson Cater as a monthly nurse, including diaries with details of her services to many high-standing families, her work with eminent physicians such as Sir Francis Champneys and Sir John Williams, correspondence with family, testimonials, and photographs of herself as a midwife and some of the babies she attended.

Administrative / Biographical History

Harriett Simpson Cater trained at University College London (1878-1880), the General Lying-in Hospital, Lambeth (1880), and the British Lying-in Hospital, Endell Street (1883). She worked with Sir John Williams, Sir Francis Champneys and Sir Thomas Barlow as a monthly nurse, attending some of the most eminent families in Britain. Her last case was in 1919.

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright of the estate of Harriet Simpson Cater

Custodial History

Donated to the RCM Archive by the nephew of Harriett Simpson Cater in May 2013