Papers of Margaret Mount

Scope and Content

This collection comprises two ms case registers (1957-1979), covering the births that she attended throughout her midwifery career in Kenya and South America, together with personal documents and letters (1931-1983), primarily concerning her eventual retirement to the Wirral in England.

Administrative / Biographical History

Margaret Mount (also known as Rita Mount) attended school in Liverpool before training as a teacher midwife at High Coombe Midwife Teacher Training College in Kingston, Surrey. During her career she worked in Eldoret, a Kenyan colony, and at Suriname in South America before returning to the Wirral.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Deposited at the Royal College of Midwives by the creator, Margaret Mount in August 1983.


Catalogued by Emily Richards, Archives Volunteer in accordance with ISAD(G). Edited by Clare Sexton, Project Archivist.

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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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