Papers of Mrs Mary Cook

Scope and Content

This collection comprises two ms letters, recommending the services of Mrs Mary Cook as a maternity nurse (11 September 1899 and 9 February 1906), accompanied by a three further ts letters from the G. W. Duncan, Secretary of the Central Midwives Board, confirming that her name has been entered on to the Midwives Roll (14 February 1905), and then outlining the rules of the Central Midwives Board (May 1905 and 30 October 1924).

Administrative / Biographical History

Mrs Mary Cook (fl. 1880-1930) was a midwife who for a time worked in South Shields in Tyne and Wear. She passed the examination of the Central Midwives Board in 1905.

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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.

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