Scrapbook of the Princess Beatrice Hospital

Scope and Content

Scrapbook, containing newspaper cuttings from primarily the Daily Telegraph and the Evening Standard, collected by staff at the Princess Beatrice Hospital, London (28 October 1942-21 July 1962), relating to the role of nurses and the future of the nursing profession, the training and education of nurses, salaries of nurses and their conditions of service, the implications of there being a shortage of nurses, health legislation and the management of hospitals.

Administrative / Biographical History

The hospital later known as the Princess Beatrice Hospital was founded in 1887 as a voluntary hospital called the Jubilee Hospital to commemorate the jubilee of Queen Victoria. It was situated at the corner of Finborough Road and Old Brompton Road, then known as Richmond Road.

The hospital was closed at the end of March 1978.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

External deposit to the Royal College of Midwives from Mrs C. E. Charles, Principle Nursing Officer of the Princess Beatrice Hospital on 15 May 1974.


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.