Accouchement books of Mrs Fagon

Scope and Content

Two ms accouchement books of Mrs Fagon (29 June 1875-5 December 1912), recording the names and addresses of the women she attended during childbirth possibly in East and South East London, also including details of the sex of the infant and the date of confinement, together with details of children born into her family found at the back of both of these volumes.

Administrative / Biographical History

Mrs Fagon (fl. 1860-1900) practiced as a midwife before registration in East and South East London.

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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.