Papers of Martha Florence Hill

Scope and Content

This collection comprises an ms register of cases, ms letters of recommendation, printed midwifery certificates, photographs and newspaper cuttings, providing an insight into the training and subsequent career of Martha Florence Hill as a midwife in West Riding (1926-1970), together with official papers, including her and her husbands passports, birth, marriage and death certificates (1893-2003), revealing that she killed herself in 1977.

Administrative / Biographical History

Martha Florence Hill (1896-1977) was a midwife who practised in Humberside and West Riding from 1926 to 1961.

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).

Other Finding Aids

Further details of the contents of this material are available on request.

Conditions Governing Use

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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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