Papers of Susan Milne

Scope and Content

This collection consists of the following items:

Typewritten memoir by Susan Milne, 'An Account of Eight Months in the Maudsley Hospital Suffering from Agitated Depression'. This account was originally written in 1960-1961, this version being a later copy. The account was written on the request of Dr. David Irwin of Morpeth in Northumberland.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is closed until 2045 due to Data Protection restrictions.

Other Finding Aids

Most recent online Royal College of Nursing Archives Catalogue available at

Archivist's Note

The memoir describes Milne's experience of mental health issues and psychiatric treatment which began while she was living in Kampala in 1960. She initially was admitted to a hospital in Kakasero in Kampala, and was later sent home to Britain where she was treated at the Maudsley Hospital in London. Milne was diagnosed with 'Agitated Depression' and writes about her symptoms and the treatment she recieved. She stayed at the Maudsley for some months, before being discharged and being treated with Librium.

Conditions Governing Use

Royal College of Nursing

Custodial History

This collection was previously listed under HGN344, and was moved into the personal papers collection in Sep 2017 [NR 13/09/2017]