Papers of Muriel Hunt

Scope and Content

This collection includes the following items:

Folder 1

Empty envelope listing folder contents.

Kingston-Upon-Hull Health Department Midwives Refresher Course certificate, Sep 1959.

Royal College of Midwives membership card, 1976.

Royal College of Midwives Refresher Course for Midwives Programme, Aug 1974.

Royal College of Midwives Refresher Course for Midwives certificate, Sep 1964.

Kingston-Upon-Hull Health Department Midwives Refresher Course programme, undated.

Central Midwives Board Certificate of training in the use of the Minnitt apparatus, Oct 1947.

Central Midwives Board Notification of successful completion of the Second Examination (part 2), Sep 1947.

Central Midwives Board Notification of successful completion of the First Examination (part 1), Dec 1946.

Central Midwives Board letter accompanying Second Certificate, summarising the relevant Rules for practice, and emphasising the legal requirements to record both intention to practise and a current address.

Central Midwives Board First Certificate, Nov 1946.

Folder 2

Menu from banquet, International Congress of Midwives, London, Sep 1954.

Preliminary programme, the International Congress of Midwives, London, Sep 1954.

Table plan from banquet, the International Congress of Midwives, London, Sep 1954.

Souvenir programme, the International Congress of Midwives, London, Sep 1954.

Invitation card and programme for a reception to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Midwives Act of 1902, Nov 1962, with some autographs on back.

Notices concerning a Midwife’s Code of Practice, 1978, issued in addition to the Midwives Act 1951.

Certificate of Honorary Membership of the Royal College of Midwives, in recognition of 40 years’ membership, 1988.

Royal College of Midwives 50th Royal Anniversary Year Book, 1997.

Invitation from the Girl Guides Association to attend the Annual General Meeting of its Council, May 1987.

Folder 3

Certificate of completion of training in nursing infectious diseases, City of Portsmouth Infectious Diseases Hospital, Dec 1945.

Empty envelope listing folder contents.

Typescript of examination questions, Feb 1947.

Typescript of Nurses’ Final Examination questions, General Nursing, undated.

General Nursing Council for England and Wales uniform permit, May 1946.

General Nursing Council for England and Wales Registered Fever Nurse certificate, Mar 1946, and six renewal receipts.

Royal College of Nursing membership certificate, Jul 1945.

General Nursing Council for England and Wales letter regarding success in the examination for Registered Fever Nurse, Nov 1945.

General Nursing Council for England and Wales Final State Examination for Registered Fever Nurses, First Paper, Sep 1945.

General Nursing Council for England and Wales Final State Examination for Registered Fever Nurses, Second Paper, Sep 1945.

General Nursing Council for England and Wales Training in Fever Nursing, Schedule of Class and Ward Work for Probationer Nurses, 1945.

General Nursing Council for England and Wales Registered General Nurse certificate, Jun 1944, and six renewal receipts.

Typescript of examination questions, 1944.

Typescript of examination questions, Jun 1944.

General Nursing Council for England and Wales uniform permit application.

General Nursing Council for England and Wales letter accompanying Registered General Nurse certificate, Jun 1944.

General Nursing Council for England and Wales letter regarding success in the examination for Registered General Nurse, Jun 1944.

General Nursing Council for England and Wales Final State Examination for Registered General Nurses, Medicine and Medical Treatment, Apr 1944.

General Nursing Council for England and Wales Final State Examination for Registered General Nurses, Surgery and Gynaecology and Surgical and Gynaecological Nursing Treatment, Apr 1944.

General Nursing Council for England and Wales Final State Examination for Registered General Nurses, General Nursing, Apr 1944.

General Nursing Council for England and Wales Final State Examination, candidate’s card, Apr 1944.

General Nursing Council for England and Wales letter regarding success in the preliminary examination for Registered General Nurse, Nov 1942.

General Nursing Council for England and Wales Preliminary State Examination for Registered General Nurses, Part I, Anatomy and Physiology and Hygiene, Sep 1942.

General Nursing Council for England and Wales Preliminary State Examination for Registered General Nurses, Part II, Nursing and First-Aid, Sep 1942.

General Nursing Council for England and Wales Preliminary State Examination, candidate’s card, Sep 1942.

General Nursing Council for England and Wales Rules with Respect to the Uniform and Badge, booklet, published 1924, amended 1931. Also contains Certificate of Tax and pay Deductions for Miss M. B. Hunt, City of Portsmouth, Apr 1945, and empty envelope addressed to Miss M. B. Hunt SRN, Selly Oak.

General Nursing Council for England and Wales Rules with Respect to the Uniform and Badge, booklet, published 1924, amended 1931 (second copy).

Table, ‘Cerebro-Spinal Fluid in Health and Disease,’ single sheet, duplicated.

Table, ‘Incubation and Exclusion Periods of Infectious and Contagious Diseases,’ single sheet, printed by the Health Department, Northern Secondary School, Portsmouth, Dec 1942.

Nurse’s Training Record for M. B. Hunt.

Folder 4

Detachable collar, lace-trimmed, fabric not recognised, stamped ‘N.O.A. Ltd F33 13.’

Detachable collar, synthetic fabric.

Detachable collar, synthetic fabric.

Nurse’s veil, lawn.

Nurse’s veil, fine lawn.

Folder 5

Order of Service for the Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving to mark the centenary of the Queen’s Nursing Institute, 21 Sep 1987. Also contains a ticket for the event.

Invitation to Annual Open Meeting of the Queen’s Nursing Institute, 21 Oct 1987.

Invitation to the Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving to mark the centenary of the Queen’s Nursing Institute, 21 Sep 1987.

Programme and Menu for the Annual Dinner of the Association of Queens Nurses, 15 Nov 1958. Also contains ticket for the event.

Programme and Menu for the Annual Dinner of the Association of Queens Nurses, 27 Oct 1956. Also contains ticket and place card for the event.

Programme and Menu for the Annual Dinner of the Association of Queens Nurses, 19 Mar 1955.

Programme and Menu for the Annual Dinner of the Association of Queens Nurses, 13 Mar 1954.

Empty envelope listing folder contents.

Instructions accompanying admission card for the presentation of Queen’s Nursing Institute long service awards ceremony, 26 Nov 1969.

Instructions for nurses receiving Queen’s Nursing Institute long service awards, Nov 1969.

Newspaper cutting regarding presentation of Queen’s Nursing Institute long service award to ‘Miss Muriel Hunt, a Dorset County Council district nurse and midwife’ among others, not dated.

Letter from Dorset County Council Health and Welfare Department, granting Miss Hunt ‘a special day’s leave’ to attend the Queen’s Nursing Institute long service awards ceremony, and congratulating her on her award, 13 Aug 1969.

Letter from the Chief Nursing Officer, Queen’s Nursing Institute, accompanying an application form for a long service award, 14 Jan 1969.

Information for Superintendents and Nurses attending the Centenary Review of District Nurses, including instructions for the services of rededication and thanksgiving and the uniform to be worn, 1 Jul 1959. Single sheet, duplicated.

Programme for the Centenary Review of District Nurses by Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother at Buckingham Palace, 1 Jul 1959. Also contains admission card.

Notes on Transport and Tea for the Centenary Review of District Nurses, 1 Jul 1959, single sheet, duplicated.

Memorandum from the County Nursing Officer, Dorset County Nursing Association, regarding final arrangements for attending the Centenary Review of District Nurses, 1 Jul 1959.

Letter from Dorset County Nursing Association accompanying a statement of service under the Local Government Superannuation Act, possibly linked with the introduction of the National Health Service, Jul 1948.

Statement of service and notification under the Local Government Superannuation Act from Dorset County Nursing Association, 25 Apr 1949.

Queen’s Institute of District Nursing Agreement as to Acceptance of the Badge, 7 Aug 1948.

Agreement for Training and Service after training between the Queen’s Institute of District Nursing, Dorset County Nursing Association, and M. B. Hunt, 12 Feb 1948.

Queen’s Institute of District Nursing uniform permit, Jul 1948.

Empty envelope once containing Queen’s Institute of District Nursing Training Agreement, Superannuation agreement, and request for long service badge.

Folder 6

Royal College of Midwives Annual Conference programme, Bournemouth, Apr 1998.

Empty envelope listing folder contents.

Notes on Muriel Hunt’s nursing and midwifery career, possibly associated with presentation at Royal College of Midwives Annual Conference, Bournemouth, Apr 1998. Single sheet.

Letter of thanks from Lorna Muirhead, President of the Royal College of Midwives, for information about midwifery in the past, and for attending the Annual Conference, Jul 1998.

Letter of thanks from Pam Meade, Press Officer, Royal College of Midwives, for attending and speaking at the Annual Conference, May 1998.

Specific invitation from Pam Meade, Press Officer, Royal College of Midwives, to attend and speak at the Annual Conference, Apr 1998.

General invitation from Pam Meade, Press Officer, Royal College of Midwives, for members to come forward who were working at the time of the inception of the National Health Service and are prepared to speak about their experiences, thus marking its 50th anniversary, Apr 1998.

Midwifery certificate awarded by the Central Midwives Board to Muriel Beryl Hunt, 6 Oct 1947.

Folder 7 [CLOSED DUE TO DATA PROTECTION ISSUES]

Midwives Drugs Book, 1952-1959

Midwives Drugs Book, 1962-1980

Central Midwives Board Register of Cases, 1979

Administrative County of Dorset Midwives Register of Cases, 1948-1953

Central Midwives Board Register of Cases, 1975-1980

Central Midwives Board Register of Cases, 1962-1975

Central Midwives Board Register of Cases, 1946-1948

Central Midwives Board Register of Cases, 1953-1966

Pupil Midwives Case Book, Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital, Coventry, 1946-1947

Informal register of births from Hunt's time working in Israel following retirement, 1980

Administrative / Biographical History

Muriel Beryl Hunt was born in 1918. She began her training at Cornelia East Dorset Hospital in 1939, a hospital with 112 beds. Hunt sat her Preliminary State Examination in 1942, and her final exams in 1944 when she was based at the Infectious Disease Hospital, Bournemouth. She qualified as a Fever nurse in 1945. Hunt then worked at Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital, Coventry and then Selly Oak Maternity block, Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham when she was undertaking her midwifery training. She was qualified as a midwife in 1947 and returned to Dorset, where she trained as a District Nurse with the Queens Institute of District Nursing. Hunt worked as a Queens Nurse in Dorset from 1948 until her retirement in 1980. She was awarded her Long Service badge for 21 years of service in 1969. Following her retirement, Hunt spent a year in Bethleham, Israel where she continued practice as a midwife and completed 320 deliveries there. She died in 2013.

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Collection listed by volunteer Alison Nuttall Aug 2017