Shepherd, A.

Scope and Content

Belt buckle and City Hospital badge of A. Shepherd 1902-1905; photo of A. Shepherd; letters from A. S. Kinnear regarding A. Shepherd 1998-1999

Administrative / Biographical History

A. Shepherd, from Dundee, trained to be a nurse and worked at the Edinburgh City Hospital. Not long after finishing her training and only three months before her wedding, she died after contracting a fever from a patient she had volunteered to nurse.


Chronological within record class

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Acquisition Information

Alison Shepherd Kinnear, Arbroath, November 1998


Compiled by Mike Barfoot and Jenny McDermott using existing handlists

Other Finding Aids

Manual item-level descriptive list available

Custodial History

Items held within family


No further accessions are expected