Midwifery certificates of Francis Turpin

Scope and Content

Printed certificate to practice as a midwife awarded to Francis Turpin by the Central Midwives Board (14 April 1923), together with a printed notice (4 May 1923), relating to the rules of the CMB. Also accompanied by a further printed certificate awarded to her for completing four months of training at the Queen Charlotte Lying-In Hospital (15 December 1922).

Administrative / Biographical History

Frances Turpin (fl. 1910-1930) was a midwife who gained her certificate to practice from the Central Midwives Board in 1923.

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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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