Photographs of Ellen Collett (nee Canham)

Scope and Content

Photographs of Ellen Collet throughout her nursing career. Contains

One black and white photograph of Ellen Collet in her nurses uniform. Reverse reads “Ellen Canham, 1st Year Nurse, Whittington Hospital, London.”

Administrative / Biographical History

Ruth Collet (nee Candham) began her nursing training at the Whittington Hospital in 1936. She qualified as a midwife at the same hospital in 1943. Collet worked as a district nurse in Norfolk in the early 1950s before qualifying as a health visitor in the late 1950s. She worked as a part time nurse on a private obstetric and gynaecology ward in Norfolk between 1970 and her retirement in 1972. Ruth Collet passed away in 1998.

Access Information

This collection is available for research. Readers are advised to contact the RCN Archives in advance of their first visit.

Conditions Governing Use

Royal College of Nursing