Papers of Violet May Pearce

Scope and Content

This collection contains the following items:

Queen’s Institute of District Nursing Uniform Permit Date 1 Oct 1950

Letter 14 Mar 1973 from Queen’s Institute of District Nursing: opportunity to attend Buckingham Palace Garden Party

Envelope containing invitation card for Buckingham Palace Garden Party 24 Jul 1973, information regarding travel and entry to the Palace, action if unable to attend

Newspaper Article undated : ‘District Nurse attended Royal Garden party’

Queen’s Nursing Institute invitation to Centenary Year Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey 21 Sep 1987

Entrance ticket to Westminster Abbey: Service to mark the centenary of the Queen’s Nursing Institute 21 Sep 1987

Letter from Norfolk Area Health Authority regarding payment as ‘bank’ staff 26 Jan 1983

Norfolk Area Health Authority appointment form 26 Jan 1983: Community Nursing Sister (Bank) Part time

The Royal College of Midwives Attendance Certificate Midwives Refresher course 14 to 20 Jul 1968

Central Midwives Board Certificate of completion of first period of training 29 May 1948

Letter 25 May 1948 : Notification of start of second period of training with The Salvation Army at the Mothers’ Hospital London

The Mothers’ Hospital London certificate of completion of six months midwifery training 1 May 1948

Central Midwives Board certificate of completion of training and entitlement to practise as a Midwife 24 Dec 1948

Letter 1 Dec 1949 recording termination of service at The Mother’s Hospital London on 30 Dec 1949

General Nursing Council for England and Wales Letter 24 Nov 1944 notifying passing Part I of the Preliminary State Examination Sep 1944

General Nursing Council for England and Wales Letter 29 Nov 1946 notifying pass in the Final state Examination and approval of name for entry in the State Register of Nurses

General Nursing Council for England and Wales Registration certificate and number143980 31 Dec 1946

Enclosures with the Registration certificate: Book plates – East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital, Medicine 1st prize 1946 , Surgery 1st prize 1946, Senior Nursing Prize 1946, Surgery Prize 1947, Prize for Medicine 1947

Newspaper undated Pass List, V M Pearce, East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital

General Nursing Council for England and Wales Uniform Permit Card 13 May 1947

Queen’s Institute of District Nursing letter 9 Aug 1971 regarding award of Long Service Badge for 21 Years’ service

Queen’s Institute of District Nursing : Regulation Uniform to be worn at Presentation of Long Service Badges 23 Nov 1971

Annual Report, Hitcham Girls’ School Framlingham Sep1933 to Aug 1934

Marriage Certificate of Parents 4 Dec 1920. Note on reverse – Baby Violet May Pearce born 19 Apr 1921

Four photographs. Group of nurses unnamed; Group of Nurses Hackney Road district Violet May Pearce; Peggy on district; Peggy’s car being pulled out of snow drift.

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