Midwifery certificates, 1757-1892

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Printed certificates relating to training in obstetrics and midwifery, including a certificate signed by William Smellie for attendance at midwifery lectures and two certificates issued by the Obstetrical Society of London to midwives (1888 and 1892); together with a letter from students at the University of Edinburgh engaged on Sir James Young Simpson's midwifery lectures.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Obstetrical Society of London was among the first to issue diplomas in midwifery.

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers by appointment, Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm. mailto: archives@rcog.org.uk

Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Penny Hutchins, January 2014

Conditions Governing Use

Out of copyright.

Reproductions are available at the discretion of the College Archivist.

Custodial History

There is no record of how these items came to the RCOG.

Related Material

Related material also held at the RCOG may be found at the following reference:

S16 Obstetrical Society of London Circular, c.1865