Papers of Dorothy Bailey

Scope and Content

Ms pupil case book, containing very detailed notes, charts and tables, compiled by Dorothy Bailey, whilst training to become a midwife at the Bushey Maternity Hospital (3 May 1949 - 20 January 1950), together with a ms register of cases (20 October 1948-27 March 1949), listing the name, ages and address of each patient, the number of previous labours and miscarriages, the presentation of the infant on birth, date and hour of the birth, sex of child and whether the infant was born living or dead, full time or premature, name of doctor if called, if there were any complications during or after labour, date of the midwife’s last visit, condition of mother then, condition of child then and any remarks.

Administrative / Biographical History

Dorothy Bailey (fl. 1930-2009) was a midwife who trained at Bushy Maternity Hospital between 1948 and 1948.

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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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.